Some of the symptoms of PTSD can be confused with PND.


Anxiety and panic for example are symptoms of both disorders. Trouble sleeping can be present with both PTSD and PND.


Sometimes PND can follow on from PTSD with the symptoms co-existing and merging together.


PTSD can both cause low mood and exacerbate it.

By treating the PTSD symptoms first a window of opportunity is created to tackle the other symptoms of PND.


The symptoms of PTSD are usually easily addressed in 2 or 3 sessions. The symptoms and issues around PND can be more established and may require more sessions with a qualified hypnotherapist or psychotherapist.

After quite a traumatic birth with my first child which ended with a c section, when I became pregnant as happy as I was, there was always a looming dread about labour and all my associated and somewhat unhelpful feelings. Together with my husband, Alex led us through a gentle session where we revisited to scene of our first birth experience but with fresh eyes. We were able to take the good from the experience (our beautiful son) and let the rest go. After the sessions I was more at ease during the rest of my pregnancy and was able to maintain much more calm during my second birth had I not done the sessions with Alex.

Makeda’s story