What Exactly IS Hypnobabies’ “Eyes-Open Childbirth Hypnosis”?
Each of our Hypnobabies moms in the photos above are in *active labor*, using Hypnobabies’ Eyes-open childbirth hypnosis; easily able to remain in hypnosis and comfortable, walk, talk, move around and interact with family members and caregivers! Eyes-open childbirth hypnosis is one of the excellent techniques that sets Hypnobabies apart from other natural childbirth programs, and it helps our Hypno-Moms to truly enjoy childbirth. It originally comes from master hypnotist Gerald Kein’s exploration of exactly what women wanted in childbirth. He sat down with a group of expectant mothers and they gave him their invaluable feedback…
- “I don’t want to be relegated to a hospital bed, only lying down to maintain my relaxation and focus!”
- “When I’m giving birth, I don’t want drugs, and I want to be physically comfortable doing what comes naturally!”
- “I want to be able to move around freely, change positions, eat, drink, communicate, shower, squat and as I do, I want to be completely relaxed, calm, confident and completely comfortable!”
Not asking too much, were they?
Actually, NO. Gerald Kein set about to create exactly what they asked him to – a way for women to use hypnotic childbirth while being supremely mobile, able to easily move into upright positions that aided in the descent and position of the baby during birthing, while still allowing the mother to enjoy childbirth comfortably. These hypnosis suggestions were built right into his “Painless Childbirth” program’s scripts, were reinforced many times through the mother’s practice sessions, and very powerfully created exactly that. He called it, “eyes-open childbirth hypnosis” and we decided to use it in Hypnobabies, which Gerry is very proud of, and the rest is…Hypnobabies history.
Eyes-open self-hypnosis the way Hypnobabies teaches it, gives mom all the control over her hypnosis during her birthing time with a drop of her finger literally. Practicing the finger-drop technique to enter eyes-open childbirth hypnosis for instant self-hypnosis and anesthesia, allows mothers to be mobile and even open their eyes throughout their birthing time. Hypnobabies mothers are never rendered dependent upon passively listening to deep relaxation and guided imagery, which has been a major concern of many expectant mothers who have done other natural childbirth programs.
Comments from Hypno-Moms:
“I used Eyes-Open-Childbirth Hypnosis almost exclusively during my Birthing Time. I enjoyed relaxing in ‘off’ during a few scripts, but mostly used my ‘Center’ switch. I really like to sing, and found that I felt more comfortable during my pressure waves when I vocalized/moaned… as the pressure in my belly increased with pressure waves, I imagined all the tightness dissipating as I hummed. I sat on a birth ball and rocked, relaxed in the tub, and cuddled with my husband, using my center switch the entire time, able to use all of my hypnosis techniques while remaining active and upright. I had my Birthing Affirmations playing in the background, and my support people using verbal Birth Prompts and “relax” help, and I actively used my “Peace” cue, especially while pushing. I loved my birth – every minute of it!”
~ Kristin, OR
“I loved the Hypnobabies eyes-open childbirth hypnosis technique. I liked being able to be in various positions and still be using my hypnosis techniques. One of my reasons for wanting a natural childbirth was that I wanted to be free to use positioning to help my baby come out smoothly. If I had been only able to use my techniques while lying in bed, I would have lost this benefit. I was able to walk, stand, sit on a birth ball, and sit in the car on the way to the hospital, all without coming out of hypnosis and while remaining focused and comfortable.”
~ Brittany C.
“During my birthing time, I spent the majority of the time walking, talking, laughing and moving about, all while in deep hypnosis. I was able to do this because of my center switch/eyes-open childbirthhypnosis which I created in Hypnobabies sessions. I was still comfortable, even while walking the halls of the hospital and having my pressure waves. The nurses didn’t know quite what to think as I was laughing and chatting away during my birth.
As the pressure waves intensified I did turn off during the pressure waves, but would again be in center and talking between. You can see this in my birth video on You Tube!”
~ Marilyn M.
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