Benefits of HypnoBirthing

For most of their lives, women have been inundated with the negative stories of other women’s birth experiences. Everyone, from their mothers, sisters, aunts, cousins, friends, and even strangers, wants to tell them the horrors of giving birth. They have been conditioned to believe that excruciating pain is associated with labor; and because of this, women today hold an unprecedented fear of giving birth. This extreme fear causes their bodies to become tense, and that tension prohibits their bodies from easily performing a normal physiological function. The result is exactly what they feared most–long, painful birthing or unnecessary intervention.

People who are drawn to this method of childbirth have long been searching for a way to give birth confidently and as calmly, safely, and gently as possible, whether they have chosen to birth in a hospital, a birthing center or at home. Until HypnoBirthing, this kind of birthing almost seemed unattainable for the general population.

Through a very simple program of self-hypnosis and education, healthy, low-risk women, as well as women who need medical assistance because of special circumstances, learn to dismiss fear-based stories, misinformation, and birthing myths; and they are helped to see birth as normal. They learn to trust that their bodies know how to bring their babies into the world in the calm and gentle way that Nature intended.

Benefits of HypnoBirthing:

  • Birth more comfortably with less tension and stress.
  • While we cannot guarantee this, some women do report having painless or nearly painless births.
  • HypnoBirthing relaxation, visualization and breathing techniques help you stay calm and focused… resulting in shorter, easier labour with fewer complications.
  • HypnoBirthing allows you to greater manage your own birth event, giving birth as nature intended (which can reduce the need for surgical or pharmacological  interventions).
  • Though you will be deeply relaxed at birth, you will also be completely aware and present, allowing you to bond more closely with your new baby.
  • Should you experience a complication, HypnoBirthing techniques will help you remain calm, assuring a better outcome for your baby.
  • HypnoBirthing promotes the intimate, yet both personal and familial nature of childbirth. It is a momentous occasion that should become a precious family memory filled with love and happiness, not fear and regret.

HypnoBirthing Practitioners are highly qualified birthing professionals. Through dedication to the principles and philosophy of mother-directed birthing, they have the education, experience and motivation to help you achieve the best possible birthing for her baby and herself. Additionally, each Practitioner must meet the requirements as set down by the Executive Board of the HypnoBirthing Institute. You can rest assured, you’ll be in good hands while taking part in your Hypnotherapy childbirth education course.