Hypnosis weight loss during pregnancy

This week’s Ask Roger question is about the use of hypnosis weight loss during pregnancy. This is an email that I received recently from someone in Dubai.


I’m a pregnant woman who is in now 19th week and I have gain so far 8kg. Before the pregnancy my BMI was normal.

Please advise is it OK to listen to hypnosis weight loss during pregnancy?

Appreciate your reply on this.


I replied to her email with the following:

“Talk to your Medical Doctor and make sure that it is OK for you to lose weight. If your doctor wants you to lose weight, then it is OK for you to listen to hypnosis recordings during pregnancy.

I have online clients in several countries. If I can be of support, please let me know.

My best wishes,


Calorie needs increase only modestly during pregnancy

Shortly after my reply, I sent her a second email with links to two articles by Dr. John McDougall and one from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) that have information on nutrition during pregnancy.

According to PCRM, “Calorie needs increase only modestly during pregnancy. In the first trimester, no additional calories are needed at all. However, an extra 340 calories are needed per day in the second trimester, and an additional 452 calories are needed per day in the third trimester. All pregnant women need to choose their meals wisely. It is important to eat foods that are rich in nutrients, but not high in fat or sugar, or excessive in calories.”

Hypnosis for pregnancy

Over the past twenty years I’ve had the opportunity to support numerous women during pregnancy with a wide variety of issues. Some of these women were referred to me by their Medical Doctor for weight loss. A few of the women needed nutritional lifestyle adherence support. Some of the pregnant women were referred by their physicians for healthcare support hypnosis because of health complications like autoimmune disease.

Pregnant women have come for hypnosis for stress reduction, childbirth support and for hypnosis to overcome morning sickness.

In a few instances, I’ve been blessed to support women (and sometimes their partner) from the beginning with fertility hypnosis and then throughout the pregnancy and even after giving birth. The Grandfather in me particularly loved these opportunities.

If you are pregnant, want to become pregnant or have recently given birth and would like to learn how hypnosis can help you, please give me a call or send me an email. We can meet here in my Seattle Hypnosis office, Bainbridge Hypnosis office or online from the comfort of your home, office or even hospital bed.

If you have a question for Ask Roger, please email it to me.

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