Hypnobirthing is a verified & tasted method that prepares a woman in giving birth in a peaceful & beautiful manner. It is a method that considers the physical as well as psychological well being of a mother. The focus of this method is positive bonding between newborn & mother.
The techniques include special breathing, relaxation, visualization, meditations & attention to nutrition.
A woman’s belief system is very strong about birthing process, mostly negative. They heard negative birthing stories from their mothers, aunts, cousins & friends. They have been conditioned to believe that painful birthing. This intense fear causes their bodies to become tense, and that anxiety stops them to perform a normal psychological function & the result is what they feared most, long painful birthing.
With the help of hypnosis a woman can completely understands the birthing process. She will enjoy & make this whole process most beautiful experience of her life.
Research On Hypnobirthing:
“Hao et al” in China measured the effect of nursing suggestions to laboring women and recommends that the conversation of the nurses be “controlled carefully for the purpose of advancing the birth process”. This randomized control trial examined 60 first time mothers with a matched control group of 60 first time mothers and found a statistically significant reduction in the lengths of the first and second stages of labor.
Jenkins and Pritchard found a reduction of 3 hours for prim gravid women (from 9.3 hours to 6.4 hours) and 1 hour for multi gravid women (from 6.2 hours to 5.3 hours) for active labour (262 subjects and 600 controls). Pushing was statistically shorter for first time mothers (from 50 min to 37 min).
In a study that compared hypnosis and Lamaze training, 96 women chose between hypnosis and Lamaze. The first stage of labor was shortened in the hypnosis group by 98 minutes for first time mothers and by 40 minutes for second time mothers. These women were more satisfied with labor and reported other benefits of hypnosis such as reduced anxiety and help with getting to sleep.