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Pregnancy Relaxation Ashurst Birth Centre

The Pregnancy Relaxation Hour






Every Monday evening 7.15-8.15pm (except bank holidays)

at New Forest Birth Centre, Ashurst, SO40 7AR

Railway station and bus stop nearby, plus ample free parking.


£7 per session, payable on arrival.

Pay-as-you-go but please contact us to register your interest.


What to bring

As you are likely to be lying on the floor to experience a lovely long relaxation/hypnosis session you may like to bring a yoga mat if you have one, a couple of pillows and maybe a light blanket. You can bring an air bed if you like! Anything to help you feel really comfy and cosy so you can relax more easily. We do have some mats you can borrow.


What is Relaxation Hour?

To begin with we have an informal chat, giving you a chance to meet the other women and exchange news. The main feature of the Relaxation Hour is a lovely long soothing relaxation, or hypnosis for pregnancy session.


Each weekly Relaxation Hour relaxation/hypnosis session provides a different focus covering common concerns in pregnancy, such as good sleep, trusting your body, releasing anxiety, etc. All sessions are designed to increase your belief and confidence in your ability to grow and birth your baby. As your anxiety reduces and is replaced with greater confidence, and as you learn to relax more effectively, you naturally find that your breathing becomes deep and rhythmic, aiding relaxation and increasing your ability to cope in labour, helping you, helping your baby.


There will always be some time to talk. We aim to respond to the needs of the participants so sessions include time to ask questions about anything birth or baby-related or to share how you are feeling.


These sessions are for all pregnant women at any stage of pregnancy. They could be just what you need to fill those long gaps between early pregnancy antenatal appointments, to boost your confidence levels throughout pregnancy or as the day of your baby's birth draws closer and you're feeling tired or maybe a bit anxious and you just want to chill out after a long day. Great after a long day at work. Relaxation Hour lives up to its name!


You can attend the Relaxation Hour whether or not you have attended our antenatal course and whether or not you are choosing to birth at the New Forest Birth Centre.  


Please note that the Relaxation Hour is not a substitute for our 2-day Natal Hypnotherapy hypnobirthing course. If you choose to attend our 2-day antenatal course you and your birth partner will feel more fully prepared for labour and birth.


To find out more about Natal Hypnotherapy hypnobirthing and our 2-day antenatal courses, click here.


Sessions are run by Zana Parker or Barbara Wyant, both of whom are qualified in Hypnosis for Childbirth and are highly experienced, professionally qualified Antenatal Teachers. Zana is also a qualified accredited Counsellor and Barbara has a background in midwifery and is also a Clinical Hypnotherapist.

"A new experience and definitely relaxing. Determined to practise!"

"Very relaxing and informative. Thanks very much."

"A very relaxing experience. I can imagine the skills will be very useful when applied."

"A lovely relaxing session. Inspired me to find out more."