Hypnosis for Childbirth Pain in Orlando
Hypnotherapy for childbirth can help you work in greater harmony with your body, stay calm, increase your relaxation, and reduce the level of sensations you experience during pregnancy and childbirth. Babies born to mothers who have used hypnotherapy to prepare and relax them for birth are often more likely to sleep and feed better. Orlando Hypnosis Clinic‘s hypnotherapist will discuss any anxieties you are feeling with regards to the pregnancy and will create a hypnotherapy program which is personally tailored to your needs. It may include:
- Deep relaxation
- MP3 pre-recorded sessions for home
These hypnotic methods are intended to help dispel any negative thoughts and concerns, as well as help you feel in control, confident and prepared for the birth. Additionally, these will be skills and tools for life that you can use well beyond your pregnancy and birth.
Benefits of Hypnosis for Child Birth
Hypnosis has numerous benefits for helping women get through the difficult and painful process of giving birth, as well as through the entire pregnancy, including:
- Improved energy throughout first and second trimester
- Can help morning sickness
- Can help aches and discomforts during pregnancy
- Increased confidence about birthing
- Promotes calm, peaceful, relaxation throughout the birthing process
- Reduced labor time
- Assists the natural birth process
- Breech and posterior babies can be turned using hypnosis
- Reduced risk of intervention
- Reduced fatigue in the mother during and after birth
- Reduced postnatal recovery time
- Faster post-birth recovery
- Increases the chances of children feeding and sleeping better
- Improved oxygen levels in mother and baby
Hypnotherapy has the incredible ability to help mothers through one of the most challenging experiences they will ever live through, but also helps them have more perceptive appreciation for the entire process.
Hypnotherapy Child Birthing Facts
According to figures from the American HypnoBirthing® Institute, only 15% of pregnant women who received hypnotherapy required pain relief during labor. In contrast, 70% of women who did not receive hypnosis for childbirth pain needed pain relief medication during labor. The evidence continues to support the idea that hypnotherapy for childbirth is highly beneficial. Only 20% of mothers who received hypnotherapy required an epidural compared to 70% in the group that received no hypnosis. Further evidence continues to highlight the merits of hypnosis by showing that pregnant women who had received hypnotherapy stood a 20% reduced risk of experiencing an induction and a 16.5% reduced risk of experiencing a C-section.
In a different study, British researchers found a significant reduction in the length of labor for first and second time mothers. The study’s 70 women who received hypnosis for childbirth spent an average of 6 hours and 21 minutes in labor. The study’s sample of 70 participants who did not receive hypnosis took an average of 9 hours and 45 minutes to give birth.
How Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy for Childbirth Works
When we feel frightened, our nervous system automatically kicks in and starts producing adrenaline, which fuels the “fight or flight” response. For women who are giving birth, which is an inherently stressful experience, this often causes the cervix to tighten, preventing the baby from being born into what’s perceived as a dangerous environment. Boosted adrenaline levels then interfere with other hormones that are necessary for birth, causing the body to slow down and even put a stop to the process. The “fight and flight” response is massively draining for women in labor and this is why relaxation is such an important factor.
Feeling relaxed during labor ensures a high level of oxygen is entering the body which is not only good for the baby but also good for the production of endorphins, which are the body’s natural pain reliever.
Hypnosis promotes relaxation before, during, and after birth. Pain management hypnotherapy techniques are taught, benefiting from the mind and body connection. Confidence and assuredness are additional benefits from hypnotherapy. With the positive results of hypnosis, including the elimination of the fight or flight response, both mom and dad can have a healthy and joyful pregnancy.
Call Orlando Hypnosis Clinic today at (407) 369-8474 to learn more or get started here.