Fear of childbirth is normal, but too much of it can increase the risk of complications caused by prolonged delivery. One way to prepare yourself for delivery is by practising techniques like deep breathing, relaxation, visualisation, and affirmations - also known as hypnobirthing. While the topic is popular abroad, the concept is still unfamiliar to most Malaysians. Many assume that one would be hypnotised during the delivery process and question the credibility of such a practice. However, hypnobirthing is actually a pain management method for mummies in labour that can be very efficient in aiding a successful birth.