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Hypnosis for Childbirth
Practitioners understand that during pregnancy and prior to birth, the use of hypnosiscan significantly shorten labor, reduce pain and reduce theneed for intervention. Practitioners also understand that babies bornto mothers who have used hypnosis to relax and calmthemselves will sleep and feed better.
Hypnotherapists who specialize in hypnosis for childbirth can offer a tailored approach geared towards individual women. This isespecially important if they have additional phobias or fearsassociated with childbirth. This can include needle phobias,fear of hospitals or even fear of pregnancy itself.
Hypnosis can also be used as a pain relief method during labor. Obstetrician GrantlyDick-Read first wrote about the phenomenon in the 1930s in his work onnatural childbirth and since the 1980s a range of differenttechniques have been developed that utilize hypnosis in a naturalchildbirth. These include The Peaceful Pregnancy Program,Hypnobirthing (as originally coined by Michelle Leclaire O'Neill), TheMongan Method (also known as "HypnoBirthing"), Hypnobabies, the Lamazemethod, Confident Childbirth (cognitive hypnotherapy), NatalHypnotherapy, FreshStart and the GentleBirth program.
All of these program promote the well being of mother and baby but all programsare not created equally. Many programs do not requirepractitioners to be certified hypnotists, master hypnotistsor clinical hypnotherapists. All Peaceful Pregnancy Practitioners areaccredited hypnotists, master hypnotists or clinical hypnotherapistsand have participated in training for the use of hypnosis specificallyfor pregnancy and childbirth.
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