Hypnosis has been used for centuries, yes centuries for pain relief. They used hypnosis during wars when there was no anaesthetic, and reportedly since the 1840s by pioneer surgeon James Braid.
Self-hypnosis involves a lot of deep breathing, relaxation and visualisation techniques. It can help with keeping the mother and baby calm during birth and this has a positive effect on the labour.
Our natural reactions when we are stressed or scared is to activate our flight or fight response which means that our body naturally diverts blood and oxygen to our essential organs and then our arms and legs ready to fight or run.
Working on your breathing and keeping calm ensures that this is not a reaction during the labour, especially as we want to ensure a steady flow of blood and oxygen to the uterus for everything to work as it should and for the mother and baby to remain calm.
Re-programming your mind to prevent the flight or fight mode is possible by controlling your emotions and prevent any stress from taking over.
Whether it is your 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 10th child, hypnosis can help you enjoy your experience of childbirth with less fear, anxiety and pain.
In fact, it is the fear that causes a lot of the pain, fear will make your body tense hindering your delivery. So knowing what to expect and knowing how to cope will reduce the fear and help you to relax and enjoy the experience.
Celebrity mothers who have used hypnobirthing include: Gisele Bundchen, Jessica Alba, Kate Middleton, Miranda Kerr and Angelina Jolie.
One friend who used hypnosis during her 2nd birth even told me that she still uses the same techniques when she has feelings of fear or anxiety.
Whether you are in your first or third trimester you can benefit from the techniques we will teach you.
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