Well, according to the US edition of Cosmopolitan, it's more like meditation than hypnosis. Although this American article reflects their more hospital-based-consultant-led approach to birth, it's interesting to read the experiences of 3 real women. I particularly like where they talk about pain - and how hypnobirthing helps women be realistic about what to expect and how to interpret the signals our body sends us as we labour.
You can read the full article, by Heather Wood Rudolph, here . And if this whets your appetite, you can find out more about the topics we cover in the 4 #thewisehippo classes here. Don't forget you can now access birth preparation & hypnobirthing classes here in Sevenoaks - for more information