If you're pregnant or soon to be in labour, you've probably already heard of hypnobirthing. In short, hypnobirthing is all about creating a calm and relaxing environment while giving birth to hopefully give you a very positive birth experience. Celebrities such as Olivia Bowen and Charlotte Stirling-Reed are big fans.
But while there are a lot of books, apps, and classes to help you learn more about hypnobirthing and take you through your relaxing labour, sometimes, it's easier to listen to the calming advice in your ears.
We've reviewed and rounded up some of the best hypnobirthing podcasts and audiobooks around for you to enjoy throughout your pregnancy and labour.
The best hypnobirthing podcasts and audiobooks
Hypnobirthing + Positive birth
Hypnobirthing practitioner and podcaster Poppy aims to help you learn all of the tools from the world of Hypnobirthing and equip you with the knowledge and confidence to move through your birthing experience with competence and strength.
The Hypnobirthing Podcast
This podcast series is all about hypnobirthing and helping you think more positively when it comes to your birth experience. It's recorded by mum-of-two Claire who is also a qualified hypnobirthing teacher.
Mindful Hypnobirthing by Sophie Fletcher
Planning to use hypnobirthing techniques during labour? Listen to this hypnobirthing book in the lead up to your birth to know everything you need about hypnobirthing.
What the F is Hypnobirthing?
Perfect for the first time mums that are a little clueless when it comes to the world of childbirth. This podcast is recorded by first-time mum Alice who begins the podcast at 28 weeks pregnant, bringing you 100 days of hypnobirthing.
Your Baby, Your Birth by Hollie de Cruz
Written by hypnobirthing coach Hollie, this book will teach you all about the skills you need to listen to your body and prepare yourself for birth using exercises and breathing techniques.
Hypnobirthing Hub podcast
This podcast is brought to you by Kathryn Clark who has developed the unique, highly effective Hypnobirthing Hub program following the inspiring birth of her hypnobirthing twins. She hopes that you too can have a pain and anxiety-free birth too.
Beautiful Birth: Hypnobirthing Meditations for Childbirth by Samantha Redgrave-Hogg and Nicola Haslett
This audio book is brought to you by hypnotherapists, mothers and experienced meditation teachers, Sam and Nicola. This guide is designed to help you through a positive and reassuring journey to motherhood through visualisation, affirmation, breathing techniques, mindfulness, and even includes how to combat morning sickness and difficulty sleeping.
HypnoBirthing: The Mongan Method
What better way to learn about hypnobirthing than from the woman who started it all? This audiobook by Marie Mongan shares how the Mongan Method of hypnobirthing works and how you can take control during the birth of your little one.
Hypnobirthing: Practical Ways to Make Your Birth Better
This audiobook is by hypnobirthing teacher and founder of The Positive Birth Company, Siobhan Miller. She aims to debunk common myths about hypnobirthing and offers guidance to enable you to feel calm throughout labour. It is currently on pre-order and is due to be released in November 2022, perfect for mummies due to give birth later on in the year!
Mindful Pregnancy: Meditation, Yoga, Hypnobirthing, Natural Remedies, and Nutrition
While it's not primarily about hypnobirthing, this audiobook by midwife and positive birth expert Tracy Donegan is well worth a listen. It's organised trimester by trimester and proves you with lots of yoga, meditation, natural remedies, nutritional and hypnobirthing advice and techniques to match your stage of pregnancy and the development of your baby.
Watch a real hypnobirthing experience:
Mum Charlotte gave birth in hospital quite fast with no pain relief using hypnobirthing techniques!