My favourite hypnobirthing Youtube videos...

Olya's birth with baby Anya Jean...

"The whole reason for sharing this video clip was to show that birth doesn't have to be painful and dramatic. Not feeling pain doesn't mean not feeling anything at all. There was a whole lot of sensations and emotions going on, but none of that was pain. So my calm state was both the reason and the result of how this birth went"
Olya

 

Nancy's birth with baby Sid...

"I just think it's something that everyone that's pregnant should have the access to do. It's almost like going back to a very basic, primitive kind of childbirth. There's no 'tricks' in it. The words 'hypno birthing' make it sound maybe like something it's not, but it's basically reprogramming your brain not to be frightened of the whole process and to enjoy it... and to know that you can do it. That's the fundamental thing I found that really, really helped me. Within a few days after having Sid I really wanted to do it again because I'd enjoyed it so much! I wouldn't say it was easy, but it was quite close to it - it really was enjoyable." Nancy

 

Chireal giving birth to her twin daughters...

[Chireal chose to decline hospital induction at 38 weeks, usually advised for twins]. "I gave birth to my twin daughters without any pain. I knew when a contraction was coming so I just focused on the techniques and relaxation and what's happening to my body, and when the contraction is over then I come back and I'm fine and relaxed and happy. I was totally calm. It was the most amazing experience, it was beautiful. I didn't want any pain relief even though the midwives kept asking if I wanted gas and air. I was able to relax and enjoy what was happening and watch my babies come out, whereas I think if women focus on the pain, they miss the whole thing". Chireal


 

Maggie giving birth to her son at home...

We first see Maggie around two hours before she gives birth...


 

More positive birth videos...

Here we can see how amazing our bodies are at birthing babies all by themselves!

In midwifery this method is referred to as  'hands poised'  or 'unassisted 2nd stage' rather than 'hands on / assisted' 2nd stage. Note this in your birth preferences if it's something you'd like, all being well: