Stress Free Mamas - Natal Hypnotherapy Blog

Why relaxation is a MUST!

OK so relaxation is a “nice to do”, right?  Nice for pregnant mothers to take the weight of their feet for a while.  Nice for mothers to stop once in a while when they’ve got the kids to bed, fed the husband/partner/dog and finished the washing, cleaning, cooking, etc.  But essentially it’s a nice to do, right?   

WRONG!!!!!  Its so much more important than that.


Our children are affected on a physical, mental and emotional level when as mothers we are stressed.


Canadian researchers have determined that stress during pregnancy can permanently alter the DNA of children. 

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My son demonstrating his 

instinctive ability to relax!

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Harriet Hancock Natal Hypnotherapist

Harriet Hancock 

Natal Hypnotherapist

Imperfect Perfection

I am not a perfect mother. I get it wrong a lot. I get so used to getting it wrong I don’t notice when I get it right. I saw the post below on facebook ...  See more

A Mother's Juggling Act

Like many mothers I juggle work, rest and play.  I seem to drop “rest” a lot and I seem to juggle “play” for my children and rarely for me.      See more

The Dignity of Birth

I was reading a facebook post recently from a woman worrying about poo-ing during water birth.   See more

Why does birth matter?

I've never been given as much unsolicited advice as when I was pregnant with my son.  See more

The "Whispered Ah"

When I first encountered the “Whispered Ah” during Alexander Technique lessons ...  See more

The Gift of Postnatal Depression

When I was in the depths of postnatal depression floundering without hope in a sea of failure, I was lucky enough to find my way to some life changing encounters 

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