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Hypnosis for Childbirth
Through hypnosis, we can train the mind to experience feelings such as discomfort or pain as just pressure, which is great for childbirth. Being able to take the mum-to-be into a deeper state of relaxation means that she will be more comfortable during labour. And a calm and relaxed mum, means a calm and relaxed baby.
Through deep relaxation, using guided visualizations and positive suggestions, which are practiced with your birthing partner daily at home before the birth, we can train the subconscious mind to believe that the birth will be comfortable, easy and more enjoyable.
In many cultures, childbirth is regarded as a natural and normal event in a woman's life. The women in labour would be supported by the other women, and even children would witness this wonderful event. The birth of a new baby would be celebrated and honoured and young girls grow up believing that birth is a positive event. As a result, they have a more positive expectation of childbirth which often occurs without pain and fear.
Childbirth Shouldn't Be Painful
In our culture however, it is very much the opposite. For many generations we have been told that delivering a baby involves many hours of painful and agonising work, to be faced with fear and trepidation. We have all heard stories from well-meaning friends and family that send shivers down our spines, and so the legacy continues. We experience pain in childbirth, in part because we very much expect to!
Self-Hypnosis For Childbirth
These sessions will teach you how to go into deep relaxation /self-hypnosis instantly, and create your own natural anaesthesia whenever and wherever you need it. You will have control over your body, and be an active participant in your birthing process. As labour progresses, you relax even more, trusting in your body's natural ability to give birth with ease and comfort. Of course, there are many variables in labour and birth that can affect the outcome, and couples need to have a positive but realistic view of hypnosis for childbirth.
Benefits of Self-Hypnosis
How Many Sessions Will I Need?
Initial consultation (up to 50 mins) - including a Free back-up CD - (at around Week 17)
4 x 50 minute sessions between Wks 18-37 (includes relaxation CD's)
Mums-to-be who are feeling particularly anxious and stressed may want to come along for a couple of sessions earlier within their pregnancy to help them relax and de-stress before moving on with the Hypnosis for Chilbirth sessions.
Here are some great videos on Hypno-birthing which beautifully show some of the Hypnosis for Childbirth techniques and how they can help you to have a calm and relaxed birth:-Daisy's Hypno-Birth