When I was pregnant with our second son and heard about Hypnobabies I thought it was too good to be true but the more I talked to people the more awe inspiring stories I heard. Ask around, you might be surprised to find out that some of your family or friends have used this program! If not, check out the videos on YouTube, they are so powerful because they are real, moving, intimate and almost unbelievably awesome.
Not convinced, want to know the stats?
Hypnosis for childbirth has been studied many times and the results published in peer reviewed highly regarded medical journals and you can check them out on the Hypnobabies website here. For a quick summary here are some highlights from moms who used the Hypnobabies program:
- 70-75% report very comfortable unmedicated births, with mostly pressure, tightening or mild cramping sensations.
- 15% report comfortable until transition (typically 8-10 centimeters), with mild to intense degrees of sensation thereafter, but “very manageable.”
- 10% report comfortable until active labor* (typically 4-7 centimeters), with mild to intense degrees of sensation thereafter. (*Many in this group report labor complications, emotional issues, lack of support, and/or not practicing.)
We may never know exactly how hypnosis works but we know it is effective!
What about your birth partner or what if you don’t have a birth partner?
With all of this focus on mom you might be wondering what about husband or partner and what role they will play if you use Hypnobabies. Husband, partners, support person…birth partners are confident and prepared right alongside mom. Hypnobabies includes specific training for the birth partners. Hypnobabies gives very specific, concrete, and easy-to-remember skills so that birth partners can feel confident and helpful during the birthing time. Birth partners even get their own hypnosis track to listen to use!
If you are don’t have a birth partner, you’re going to rock it mama! Hypnobabies has tools to help you learn the program and use it all on your own.
Does it cover other topics besides Hypnosis?
Hypnobabies is comprehensive and complete. During the 21 hours of instruction, basic information about nutrition and exercise, risks and benefits of commonly used medical procedures, the anatomy of what actually happens during the birth and immediately postpartum, breastfeeding, newborn care and so many others are covered. You won’t need another childbirth class!
Want to know more?
I could go on and on about all the reasons Hypnobabies is wonderful but I won’t, read more about it here on Whole Body Birthing or on the official Hypnobabies site and decide for yourself. If you have any questions leave a comment or send me a message, I love to talk Hypnobabies, birth & babies!
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