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Resolving Birth Trauma

With Ruth Olayinka, registered Clinical Hypnotherapist.

The birth of your baby is one of the most significant days of your family’s entire life, and one which should be looked back on with warmth, love, joy and excitement. Unfortunately though, for some families, this is not always the case.

Women and birth partners who experience birth trauma, alongside anxiety symptoms, can often encounter difficulties bonding with their baby and can experience thoughts of harm or even suicide. These difficult thoughts and feelings are not easy to admit to, and so secrecy and isolation can further compound the problem.

However, even a perceived ’normal’ birth can potentially result in trauma if this is your experience inside.  And if this is your experience, it is a valid one.   You are your own expert and just by taking the time to listen to your needs you will know yourself if there is something about your birthing experience that you can benefit from clearing. 


Resolving Birth Trauma aims to enable a mother or her birth partner to experience their birth memories without any associated negative emotional response. Significant contributing factors to birth trauma often include:

  • Incidence of emergency intervention
  • Feelings of intense fear during labour & Pregnancy
  • A difficult labour in terms of length and intensity
  • Not feeling listened to or consulted
  • Feeling loss of control or humiliation during labour or pregnancy.
  • The event of a distressing birth outcome

Trauma is often experienced following one or more particularly traumatic experiences.  Symptoms often include feelings of anxiety, hyper-vigilance, trouble sleeping, flashbacks, emotional distress and irritability. 

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Ruth Olayinka is a GHR registered Clinical Hypnotherapist with a specialist interest in supporting women with fertility, pregnancy, birth and early parenthood. As she began to work with more and more women, it became clear to her how important it is to heal a previous birth experience, and it was from here that her specialism in resolving birth trauma developed and grew.

Ruth is qualified in and utilises a range of therapeutic techniques proven to resolve PTSD and its associated symptoms.   When used with skilful flexibility, the following therapies work in a powerful combination to rapidly diffuse the trauma and its associated symptoms:

  • Neuro Linguistic Programming(NLP) - (Rewind Technique)
  • Clinical Hypnotherapy
  • Eye Movement Integration (EMI)
  • Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)

A single treatment session lasts approximately 90 minutes with many people noticing significant shifts following their first session & with total clearing occurring within 3 sessions or less.

The cost of each session is £65 or £50 when booked with any Bespoke Hypnobirthing course.

Need more info...

Contact Ruth or phone her on 07904 643175 and visit Resolving Birth Trauma

For general information you can contact NPBC by email or 07812 950868.