Sophie Campbell – a trained maternity reflexologist and a Hypnosis for Childbirth (Hypnobirthing) instructor in Hertfordshire

soph porttraits 010Hi I am Sophie and I am the proud mother of Dougie and Mabel my Hypnobirth baby.  I am also a trained Maternity Rflexologist and a Hypnosis for Childbirth (Hypnobirthing) instructor in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire.

After a difficult birth with my first child, Dougie, I felt the need to explore alternative ways to prepare for my second labour and birth.  I had been told about Hypnosis for Childbirth (Hypnobirthing) by a friend. My first thoughts were that it sounded to good to be true. It took a while to come around to the idea and dismiss from my mind the notion that it was some ‘hippy’ idea, but the more I read, the more Hypnobirthing began to make sense.

My husband and I enrolled on a local Hypnosis for Childbirth (Hypnobirthing)) course.  The epiphany for me came when I watched the first Hypnobirth film. I could see that my body was designed to birth in the same way and I really felt this DVD was able to change the approach to birthing for me and women everywhere. The more films I saw, the more it supported my revelation, I also knew deep down that the fear and tension I was carrying at the start of my last birth had been a recipe or disaster.

I used the Wise Hippo Hypnosis for Childbirth (Hypnobirthing) relaxation MP3s daily in the programme, which allowed me important time to relax and bond with my baby. I could feel my confidence growing week by week and I felt generally calmer throughout the  pregnancy. My beliefs that birth had to be a painful traumatic event began to change and on the day of the labour I felt excited.

It is often said where the mind goes the body will follow, and my Hypnobirth was just as I had visualised and written in my birth plan. Although the birth was very intense and took great focus, I never at any point felt unable to cope or out of control.  That is why Hypnosis for Childbirth is empowering thousands of women; through these wonderful techniques they are able to re-programme their beliefs and trust their natural birthing instincts.

The birth of my daughter left such a beautiful and positive imprint in my mind I chose to share our film. It’s now used worldwide to inspire other women that they too can have a calm and relaxed birth using Hypnosis for Childbirth.