Pregnancy and Hypnotherapy

You are pregnant – A new life is growing inside you! 

Whatever you think, what you feel, what you put in your body, and how you treat your body and yourself penetrates through every organ and every cell into your baby!   Be more loving, gentle and aware of your body - its number one job is to house and shield the womb and your baby within. 

The early stages of pregnancy are blighted for many women by the symptoms of morning sickness. When severe, morning sickness can ruin what is supposed to be a joyous time.

The nausea and vomiting associated with morning sickness are caused in part by the major physical changes in pregnancy, the higher levels of certain hormones and a greater sensitivity to odor and taste. Because these changes are an essential part of a healthy pregnancy, to talk about a ‘cure for morning sickness’ is just not realistic. And most women want to avoid medication while their unborn babies are at such a vital stage.

However, morning sickness is not just physical – there is also a psychological element. Certain triggers can become associated with nauseous feelings. Your subconscious mind can help stop these associations from producing nausea.

Your brain controls nausea and vomiting through the autonomic nervous system, which regulates involuntary functions such as heartbeat and breathing. Different irritants such as smells, tastes, anxiety, pain, motion or chemicals can trigger the vomiting center in the brain to initiate the vomit reflex.

But once you learn how to calm down the part of the brain that produces this effect, you will feel so much better from day to day. Hypnosis acts as a natural remedy for morning sickness – you can use techniques that will immediately improve your symptoms.

The conflict of feelings around being pregnant

Whatever your starting state, as pregnancy progresses, you will inevitably grow larger, heavier, and rounder. It would be very worrying if you did not! But these changes in your body shape may arouse conflicting feelings. On the one hand, it is good to see your body developing as it should in preparation for birth. On the other hand, as you depart further and further from the ‘ideal’ shape, it can feel hard to be appreciative.

How other people can make you feel when you’re pregnant

Comments from others can make it worse. Most people don’t mean to be unkind, of course, but references to your weight, or size, can feel particularly insensitive at this time. And then there’s maternity wear. It’s hard enough to find truly flattering maternity clothes, and even when you do, the contrast between your capacious garments and the close fitting attire so carelessly sported by your friends can feel a little stark.

pregnant bodyOvercoming negative attitudes to a pregnant body

What can you do to overcome such negative feelings and really begin to enjoy the natural beauty of your pregnant body? How can you withstand those pernicious influences which are making you feel down about how you look as a pregnant woman? How can you love your pregnant body?

The answer is two-fold:

Two steps to feeling great about your pregnant body

First, actively keep in mind the meaning and purpose of your pregnancy. It may be obvious, but it bears repeating. Pregnancy is not about where you stand in the relentless but artificial ‘beauty contest’ imposed on us by current social patterns. Pregnancy is about the wonder of bringing forth new life, a new generation, a new person – a new person with the potential to be and do all that is open to a human being.

Using hypnosis to help you love your pregnant body

Second, cultivate in yourself an understanding and appreciation of the physical unfolding of pregnancy. There is no better way to do this than by letting go of all the self-criticism and throwing yourself into the wonder of what is happening. And there is no better way to do that than by using hypnosis to enter a state of deep relaxation and to focus all your attention and energy on the miracle that is happening within you.

Love your pregnant body is a hypnotherapy session which will carry you away from those negative thoughts and voices into a state of deep peace and calm, where you can feel totally at one with yourself – and with the one within. Your body will make it easy and delightful to engage your mind with the natural and wonderful reality of pregnancy, teaching you to appreciate it in ways you would never have thought of. You’ll find it easy to establish and maintain a state of deep and confident enjoyment of your pregnant condition.

Breastfeeding your baby is so healthy and is such an excellent start to ensuring he or she builds a good immune system. There are so many plus points for breastfeeding. But, of course, when you are the one doing it; breastfeeding can be difficult and tiring which is why having a powerful sense of the massive health benefits for your baby is going to be so valuable as a motivator.

Hypnotherapy is an excellent tool for building positive intention and motivation.

Mind, body and milk.

Your milk production and release is reliant on both physiological and psychological factors. Stress and the daily grind of looking after other children or continuing to work can effect your milk production. So what’s going on in your mind will affect how well your body works. Fortunately hypnosis is a great way of encouraging just the right breastfeeding mindset.

There are many research studies indicating that breastfed babies are protected from a large array of childhood diseases and have better brain development. (1) It also seems that women who breast feed are at lower risk of breast cancer, ovarian cancer and even hip fractures in later life.

So breastfeeding is a healthy win/win for you and your baby.

Breastfeeding and relaxation

Deep and regular relaxation means your system is going to be functioning closer to its best to ensure you are best placed to breast feed.

Keeping a positive attitude is important as is feeling calm and relaxed during feeding. It’s totally understandable to sometimes have gloomy thoughts about being a mother because it is a lot of work. This is why it’s important to consider that you can be an excellent loving mother and sometimes feel resentful or ‘tied’ to your baby.

It’s important to understand just the extent that relaxation and having the right unconsciously held mindset can help in your breast feeding. Hypnosis is the perfect way for you to instill a relaxed and comfortable association with feeding your baby.

Allow us to help you through this phase and rejoice in loving yourself!

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The nature of the services provided are hypnosis, NLP, and Time Line Therapy™. These services are not licensed by the state. These services are non-diagnostic and are complementary to the healing arts services that are licensed by the state of California. These services do not include the practice of medicine or psychology or any other licensed healing art, Liza is not a licensed physician.