Hypnotherapy in pregnancy and birth
Hypnosis is very simply: Focused concentration. It is a natural state of mind in which the body and mind are very relaxed and yet the mind is also highly aware and focused. The pregnant woman can choose to enter, stay in, or come out of hypnosis at will. She is totally conscious of what is going on and is in control at all times. Using hypnosis for pregnancy, labor and birth enables the laboring mother to have a shorter labor with fewer complications.
Hypnosis is a long-used method of directly speaking to the subconscious mind, bypassing our very active and critical conscious mind, so that we can learn new attitudes and responses more quickly and easily. Hypnosis allows the deepest relaxation possible, along with suggestions for pain and fear elimination, thus affecting a quicker and easier birth process for both mother and child, with less bleeding, fewer complications, and quicker recovery.
Breech babies and posterior babies can also be turned with hypnosis, and discomforts of pregnancy like insomnia and back pain can be alleviated as well.
Why use Hypnosis for childbirth?
* Relaxed Mom and Dad throughout pregnancy, labor and birth. Both parents participate in the Hypnosis and Fear Release sessions, providing them with a sense of calm and confidence.
* Shorter labors due to lack of resistance in the birthing muscles. Many mothers are laboring an average of 6 hours!
* Fewer complications and interventions, as the body and mind stay completely relaxed during labor. Posterior and Breech babies can be turned with hypnosis as well.
* Fewer drugs or no drugs at all, means less risk of harmful side effects for mother and baby.
Hypnosis to eliminate pain and fear from childbirth has been in existence for many years, and is now taught by qualified hypnotherapists and in formalized classes.
Discomfort in childbirth can be the result of the Fear/Tension/Pain Cycle (Syndrome). This begins with Fear, which produces tension in the body, which creates tightness (Tension) and constriction of the uterine muscles, which results in Pain.
During Pregnancy, hypnotherapy sessions prepare a mother for the birth process and her new life as a parent.
Is this hypnobirthing? In the media the term HypnoBirthing has become a generic term for using hypnosis for birth, however the registered HypnoBirthing approach is based on attending a face to face course using material created by Marie Mongan.
Hypnosis for birth is actually much older of a practice, utilized by Dr. Grantly Dick-Read, the father of Natural Childbirth, as well as native midwives all over the world. Dr. Chasse is a certified advanced clinical hypnotherapist who is also trained in developmental and family psychology, childbirth, maternal/perinatal wellness, public health, midwifery and health administration. She utilizes these teaching, education and information in her Magic of Motherhood perinatal hypnotherapy.