Hypnosis or hypnotherapy for childbirth is also called HypnoBirthing was started in Australia and it has been used in the UK also for the last 15 years. It allows pregnant women to manage their work themselves at home or in the hospital in a more relaxed and calm way.
It is also useful both for the mother and the newborn. Learning hypnotherapy including relaxation and breathing techniques before delivery can be very useful for controlling pain and reducing stress during pregnancy and childbirth.
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Most people will need about 4 or 5 hypnotherapy sessions normally undertaken during the second half of about 30-35 weeks of pregnancy while practicing with a CD for use at home.
This kind of relaxation practice can be very valuable for women who work or have stressful jobs occupied home life and other requests throughout their pregnancy.
It is also helpful for mothers who have had a bad birthing experience and those who are anxious to give birth. Hypnobirthing suitable both for mothers for the first time or those who already have children.
It can help confidence and self-esteem as well as pain control and relaxation, and it can be easily learned that contrary to popular belief that everyone can be hypnotized just to varying degrees.
Mothers who experienced more HypnoBirthing experience report feeling more in control of their birth, they are not out at all, but more focused and confident. They also report less pain, tension, and quicker easier labor.