Hypnobirthing aims to reduce fear, pain, and anxiety during labor. It involves learning quiet breathing techniques, deep relaxation, guided meditation, visualization, positive suggestions, and affirmations.
Hypnobirthing educates women to induce a state of mind "self-hypnosis" where a woman concentrates deeply concentrated, inward and this allows her to decrease external. But it can still respond to affirmations and suggestions. Get access to the best home Hypnobirthing course to know more about it.
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When a woman is afraid that she becomes physically tense, rigid, and produces adrenaline and stress hormones cortisol. Her perception of pain increases and this can affect the work.
HypnoBirthing aims to counter the effects women fear and help secrete hormones oxytocin and endorphins that allow her to remain calm and relaxed, so labor can progress.
Some women who use HypnoBirthing say they feel like they're Dreaming, in a trance, and drifting into a state of deep calm and relaxed, but are not sleeping.
Technical HypnoBirthing is based on British obstetrician observations by Grantly Dick-Read. In his book 1942, Childbirth without fear, he suggested women in a calm state of mind, and who had faith in their ability to give birth, have done with less pain.
These days, women and their partners or support people can learn self-hypnosis techniques to HypnoBirthing by attending one session, group classes, or online courses. Usually, women attend meetings about 25-30 weeks of pregnancy, but self-hypnosis and guided mediation techniques are sometimes taught earlier in pregnancy.