Birth Hypnosis: Hypnobabies and Birthing Without Fear
by Darlene MacAuley
“It may seem unbelievable that women could experience childbirth without fear and with little discomfort. Hypnobabies moms have peaceful, satisfying births at hospitals, in birth centers, and at home.”
Hypnobabies® – Natural Childbirth at its best!
Birth hypnosis sounds a little new age and strange, but we live in a society where childbirth is an event to be feared. It is wrought with deep concern about danger and pain. This view is perpetuated by sensational news stories and TV shows; it’s shared and gossiped about at baby showers and playdates. Labor and birth is largely viewed as a process to be managed and timed, monitored and moved along by those deemed to have the credentials to do so. In an effort to feel more informed about labor and birth, many women turn to childbirth classes to help them through this scary, unknown rite of passage.
Hypnobabies – A Different Approach to Childbirth Education
Hypnobabies is a complete childbirth education course that is offered in a classroom setting by certified instructors, or through a self-study course. During the six-week course, students learn about staying healthy during pregnancy, changes in the body during pregnancy and labor, choices about medical procedures and medications, creating a birth plan, early days with baby, and more. What sets Hypnobabies apart from any other childbirth method, however, is how it mentally prepares mothers for birth.
It may seem unbelievable that women could experience childbirth without fear and with little discomfort. Hypnobabies moms have peaceful, satisfying births at hospitals, in birth centers, and at home. The course also helps to prepare birth partners to learn how to support moms through their birthing time (Hypnobabies’ term for “labor”), though women are able to learn and use their self-hypnosis techniques on their own. Through Hypnobabies’ thorough study materials, students are informed about the choices that are available to them and can make decisions that are right for them and their babies, no matter what curves are thrown their way. And whether Hypnobabies students take a live class or do the self-study course, they have immediate and continuous access to a worldwide network of current and past students as well as certified Hypnobabies instructors, via social media and private forums. Please read the rest of Darlene’s article HERE.
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