Childbirth may sometimes be stressful and needlessly painful. While some may be keen to take advantage of epidurals there are also ways to manage discomfort and stress naturally with the assistance of Clinical Hypnosis and Self-hypnosis. A program of hypnosis for child birth will normally involve several sessions of hypnosis before the due date and some instruction in self-hypnosis. Some clients may also choose to have the hypnotherapist present during the birth for additional support. The hypnotherapy will revolve around instilling a sense of relaxation and ease around the birthing process and managing any discomfort.