The purpose of “Hypno-birthing” is to help you stay relaxed during pregnancy as well as practicing relaxation for labor. It also helps you to begin to bond with the baby in your womb. It uses visualization to surround your baby with health and love. It also guides you through a natural and relaxed birth experience and removes the fear of the unknown allowing you to go into the birth feeling relaxed, in control and confident. It teaches you to work with the contractions and learn about breathing. Hypno-birthing teaches deep abdominal breathing and total relaxation, enabling the laboring mother to work in harmony with her body and her baby.
When you consider that women have been giving birth forever, you will realize that if you can get your mind out of the way, your body can get on with what it knows how to do instinctively. You will learn how to trust your body’s wisdom and let the contractions themselves be the guide.
Women using hypnosis are much calmer and more relaxed during labor, as it creates more comfort and control. There are also powerful post-hypnotic suggestions to eliminate pain and fear. Women are then able to change their expectations of long, painful labor and are able to replace them with expectations of a more comfortable birthing. The more relaxation the mother experiences, the more comfort she will have particularly when she realizes that the discomfort she is experiencing is really just pressure. Freedom from fear can make a huge difference in the birthing experience. The inner mind can literally be reprogrammed to believe that birth will be comfortable, easy and joyous!
Now it is common for hypnosis to be used therapeutically in many areas of medicine, dental anesthesia and personal therapy sessions. Particularly when someone has life-threatening allergies to anesthetics, it allows them to undergo surgeries with no drugs and no pain.
Some affirmations to use when having your birth experience:
- My body was made to do this, so I know I can do it.
- Each contraction brings my baby closer to me.
- Childbirth is a normal, healthy event.
- My baby and I are working harmoniously together.
- I trust my body to labor smoothly and efficiently.
- My birth canal is opening and there is plenty of room for my baby to pass through easily and comfortably.
Giving birth is probably the most incredible experience a woman will ever have so why not really prepare for it with the best known technology out there today! Hypno-birthing!