Hypnotic techniques, suggestions, and breathing methods have been used for birthing in America for many generations and entered the mainstream. However, the common understanding is that it is beneficial for those who don’t want to take the risk of pain medications affecting the baby.
During the last 10 years several comprehensive studies show a number of additional benefits. A review published in the British Journal of Anesthesia in 2007 explained that the decreased the need for analgesia and anesthesia provided the mother with a greater sense of autonomy and control. The ability to relax reduced fear and apprehension, enabling more awareness of the process, while diminishing the experience of pain.
Other studies show a decrease in complications related to the birth, fewer nights in the hospital, an average of 3 hours shorter time in labor, and an absence of postpartum depression.
Due to the shorter hospital visits, reduced need for anesthesia, and less complications, The Technologies of the Self’s Comfortable Joyous Childbirth with Hypnosis individualized program is very cost effective, with long-lasting benefits. The 5-week series is $495. Credit card payment through PayPal accepted. You will be provided with personal recordings of each session for practice at home.
For a first pregnancy, the initial session should be scheduled at week 30. This will give you plenty of time for practice, since the average first pregnancy is 40 weeks. Terms are often shorter for subsequent pregancies, so it’s best to start around week 28. With twins, we should start at week 25.
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Ferdinand Lamaze went to Russia in the 1920’s to study hypno-obstetric techniques. Upon his return to France he developed what he called the Lamaze Method for Childbirth without Pain Through the Psychological Method. By the ’60’s it was widely used in America and nowadays there are a number of variations, some with trade-marked names, like Hypnobirthing and Hypnobabies.
With my specialization in Medically-Focused Hypnotherapy and Pain Management, it was a logical next step to become certified in Hypnosis for Labor and Childbirth. The programs all teach self-hypnosis techniques, deep relaxation, visualizations and breathwork. Many of them have a set of workbooks and CDs. The tools are helpful for labor, even if you are planning to have an epidural or end up needing a C-section.
The Technologies of the Self Program has 5 weekly sessions, with personalized recordings of each session for home practice. The father/partner/coach is invited to the last 2 sessions to learn how to coach the new mother throughout labor.
Although the hypnotherapist in the video below is a certified hypnobirthing specialist, it is a good general intro to any of the childbirth with hypnosis programs.
Childbirth with Hypnosis Interesting 7-minute presentation on HuffPost.
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