Hypnosis for Childbirth
22nd February, 20120 Comments
Pregnancy is such a special time, full of eager anticipation of the exciting event to come, the birth of your baby. But sadly for many women the whole experience is spoilt by fears and concerns, worries and nagging doubts. Many television shows that involve a birth scene depict the whole process as something of a nightmare. Lots of screaming and shouting from the mum to be, with a few death threats to the poor father to be thrown in for good measure! Couple this with all the horror stories that 'well meaning' friends and family force feed you with for the entire pregnancy and it is not surprising that so many women are put off of the whole thing all together. But it does not have to be this way.
Hypnosis can help you to address your fears and learn how to relax deeply with ease, allowing your body to do what it is so beautifully designed to do. Throughout labour and birth your body releases natural pain killing hormones, but when we feel fear and panic our adrenalin levels rise and block these hormones. By learning self hypnosis techniques you can remain relaxed and calm, ensuring that the adrenalin levels remain as low as possible. More and more women are finding that using hypnosis can shorten the length of their labour, reduce the likelihood of post-natal depression, result in a calmer more contented baby and a speedier recovery.
There are several ways to learn how to use hypnosis for labour and childbirth. The most cost effective would be to purchase CD's online that can be used in the comfort of your own home and have the benefit of being reusable next time around. Attending a 'Hypnobirthing' group is more suited to those who prefer an ante natal class style approach and wish their partner to attend with them and be very involved. However this is usual the most expensive route and will not be tailored made to you personally. All trained and qualified hypnotherapists will have covered this area in their training, but it is a good idea to find one that specialises in this area, as they will have undertaken relevant further training. The cost will usually fall somewhere between the other 2 options mentioned and, if attending on a one to one basis, will be tailored made to your requirements.
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