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When expectant mothers are asked about labour and delivery, it soon becomes apparent that at the top of their list of worries is that of pain and fear. I know mine was, and sadly I didn't then have the knowledge of what benefits hypnotherapy can bring to, not only the mother, but the partner and baby too.

Not only can this flexible Confident Childbirth course assist you in having the most wonderful birth experience, either in hospital or at home, research has shown that hypnotherapy in childbirth also has a range of medical benefits.
 

Hypnosis can:
  • Reduce the need for pain medication by reducing the fear and tension in the mother by increasing her ability to relax mentally and physically.
  • Reduce the undesirable effects of medication for mother and baby, .i.e. no depression of respiratory or circulatory functions in mother and child.
  • Shorten labour.
  • Reduce the incidence of instrumental/surgical deliveries, i.e. caesarean, forceps, ventous.
  • Promote a higher APGAR score.( At one and five minutes after birth, staff monitor the baby's pulse , respiration rate, muscle tone, skin colour and response. They are awarded points for each. The higher the score the healthier the baby).
  • Shorten hospital stay.
  • Reduce the incidence of post natal depression.
  • Promote lactation.
There have been many studies around the world that highlight the positive effect hypnosis can have in childbirth. For example, in several Toronto hospitals, it was found that first time mothers who had had four 2.5 hour hypnotherapy sessions had only 18% need for an epidural compared with 40-95% (dependent upon the specific hospital) for a non hypnotized group; 6.7% caesarean rate compared with 20-25% for a non hypnotized group; an average length of labour for women having first baby of 5.5 hrs for the hypnotized group compared with 12hrs for the others.


So what can I expect when I attend a Confident Childbirth course?

The course lasts 4 weeks. Each session will last approximately one hour.

Courses can be taken individually, or as part of a small group (up to 4). Some mums like to meet other mums so would prefer a group session. The course can be started at any stage during pregnancy with the sessions being spread according to your requirements. The sessions are fun, informative and relaxed.

During these sessions you will learn:
  • Self –hypnosis in and out of trance, so that you can take yourself to a place of calm relaxation.
  • Personal visualization to aid labour and delivery.
  • Sensation control.
  • Birth plan for the mind. To enable you to manage the birth of your baby the best way for you in a positive and controlled way.
Practice in between sessions will bring you a sense of calm and promote a healthy pregnancy. As well as preparing you for a positive and empowering experience on the day itself, the tools you will learn will benefit you throughout life.

If you join a course and you've had a specific traumatic experience (for example of a previous birth) or a hospital-related or medical phobia to overcome, it's recommended to address it in one or more individual sessions.

Click here to visit the Confident Childbirth website.
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