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Hypnosis Eases The Pain of Childbirth and Labor

Self-hypnosis for relaxation during childbirth allows mothers to utilize their inner resources and focus their mind-body to have a natural and more satisfying birthing experience.  Modern medical interventions can be credited with saving lives and easing the pain and suffering  of  many.  However, for the majority of women, the natural process of childbirth shouldn't require too many interventions.  Women need more options for preparing for birthing so that they can be active participants in the process. 

Hypnosis is an excellent tool to aid childbirth and promote a calmer, more comfortable pregnancy.  Research has shown that mothers who experience a high level of stress during pregnancy tend to have a more difficult time giving birth and the stress also has an adverse effect on the baby. Stress can create changes in mother's body that restrict blood flow, and oxygen to the baby.  Other studies have found that oxygenation to the baby is increased when pregnant women relax during hypnosis.

  • Hypnosis has been shown to reduce the time spent in labor by as much as 50 percent.
  • Hypnosis can alter perceptions of pain.
  • Hypnosis can be used to distort time, so that contractions seem to last for only a moment.
  • As an analgesic for labor and delivery, self-hypnosis is safe for the baby and is non-sedating for the mother.
  • If chemical anesthesia or analgesia is needed or desired, smaller amounts can be effective when used together with self-hypnosis.

Women who have used hypnosis for pregnancy, labor and delivery enjoy being aware and active participant in the birthing process. They are able to maintain awareness and easily bond with the new baby, while maintaining a reasonable comfort level.    A calm relaxed mother during pregnancy is also healthy for the newborn.  

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