This follows pilot studies in other areas of the UK. From May 2011, expectant mothers at a hospital in Greater Manchester have been offered Hypnobirthing, as part of an NHS trial.
Tameside General Hospital offered the technique to women who want to take part.
Studies have found hypnotherapy allows many women to give birth without pain, and without gas and air, as well as reducing the time in labour, and increased satisfaction with the birth experience and lower levels of intervention. All of which is great news for mother, baby and the NHS.
Some studies have also found it can lead to babies sleeping and eating better after birth.