What do Kate Middleton, Angelina Jolie, Gisele Bündchen, and Jessica Alba have in common?
Gorgeous hair? Yes, and… they all rave about hypnosis for childbirth!
“It wasn’t painful, not even a little bit… the whole time, my head was so focused – every contraction, the baby is closer, the baby is closer. So, it wasn’t like, ‘Oh, what pain.’ It was, ‘With every contraction, he is getting closer to me.’ ”
“Basically, my husband takes me through sort of a meditation,” she told Ellen DeGeneres. “He’ll say, ‘You’re relaxed, and you’re floating on clouds’ while you’re going through labor and your contractions. I’m just concentrating on breathing and staying relaxed… That’s all it is. It’s not like a weird thing.”
“It was really Zen.” Cash Warren could only marvel at his wife’s quiet strength when she gave birth. “She didn’t make a sound,” he says. “It was amazing.”
Benefits of Hypnobabies
More Enjoyable Pregnancy
Our Hypnobabies Course begins in a very special way; before learning hypno-anesthesia, you’ll be invited to meet your baby and bond with him/her by listening to 2 Hypnobabies hypnosis tracks entitled, “Your Special Place” and “Easy, Comfortable Childbirth”, which teach you how to enter hypnosis easily, relax deeply, and begin to learn how childbirth can easily be so comfortable. These tracks also “re-culture” our expectant mothers from a lifetime of negative cultural conditioning about the experience of childbirth.
You'll be listening to beautiful and positive pregnancy affirmations every day, and you'll learn how to stay healthy and vibrant during your pregnancy.
Reduced C-Section Rate
Fear during birth can create tension, which creates pain, then more fear and the cycle continues. Fear and anxiety can also create adrenaline production in the body, causing birth to stall or become dysfunctional, a common reason for Cesarean section surgical birth. Freedom from fear can make a significant difference in the birthing experience.
We fully prepare our Birth Partners by providing them with their own extremely detailed Birth Partner’s Guide booklet for labor, which thoroughly explains their role in the preparation for baby’s birth, as well as how they can assist the Hypno-Mom during birthing.
Birth Partners are an integral part of the preparation process if the mom wants them to be, and *they have their own hypnosis cues which help keep them relaxed and confident about pregnancy and childbirth*. Birth Partners have a very special role to play as they await the birth of their precious newborn and we teach them to lovingly embrace that. This is unique to Hypnobabies and we are very proud of this feature.
It is common to experience sleep disruption during pregnancy. This could be for a number of reasons, but hypnosis helps with them all! Many people listen to hypnotic tracks to help them fall asleep, and being that these are tailored for the pregnant experience, they are evn more effective at relieving discomfort and relaxing the body so that the mind can fall asleep.
Fear in labor can create tension, which creates pain, then more fear, and the cycle continues. Fear and anxiety can also create adrenaline production in the body, causing the labor to become dysfunctional. Freedom from fear can make a significant difference in the birthing experience.
When learning how to use hypnosis for childbirth, women are taught that the uterine muscles will work efficiently together, as they were designed to, when the body is completely relaxed. The depth of relaxation necessary is achieved with deep, somnambulistic hypnosis so expectant moms learn these skills in class, and practice them at home every day until their baby arrives.
- As of 2016, the average cost of an epidural was $2,132
- The average out-of-pocket cost of a c-sectionis $27,866
- Using hypnosis reduces the likelyhood of either.
We also teach you how to stay as healthy and low-risk as possible, which can increase your chances of being able to birth without costly interventions or even be able to birth out of the hospital if that is your choice.
Finally, by including complete preparation for childbirth education in our course, you only have to take this ONE class!
A Healthier Baby
Many moms use fewer drugs or no drugs, which means less risk of side effects for you and your baby. In addition, by following our recommendations and staying as healthy and low-risk as possible, baby will be much healthier as well. Reduced stress and increased relaxation is also a huge benefit for not only you, but your little one. Finally, by learning "infant kindness" near the end of the course, you'll be better equipped to make choices that will positively impact the physical and emptional health of your sweet new addition.
Our Hypnobabies Course begins in a very special way; before learning hypno-anesthesia, you’ll be invited to meet your baby and bond with him/her by listening to 2 Hypnobabies hypnosis tracks entitled, “Your Special Place” and “Easy, Comfortable Childbirth.”
Throughout the course, you will be checking in with and spending time getting to know your precious little one.
You'll also be getting much closer to your birth partner, if you have one! Our practices are intimate and heart-centered, and by taking time aside every night to practice, it'll bring you much closer.
Statistics: The following are statistics for Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis only:
(based on our very successful 6 week course, and 18 total hours of instruction)
1) Very Comfortable births – 70-75%. Women who report that they felt mostly pressure, tightening or mild cramping sensations.
2) Comfortable until transition – 15%. Pressure only, until the 10-60 minute transitional period, with mild to intense degrees of sensation thereafter. “Very manageable.”
3) Comfortable until active labor – 10%, with mild to intense degrees of sensation thereafter This group can have any number of things that affect their birth experiences; prodromal labor, posterior or asynclitic presentations that do not resolve, other labor complications, emotional issues, lack of support, or they simply did not do their homework! (45 minutes a day) Hypnosis for childbirth won’t help a mother or a couple that is not willing to do the work involved in preparing for their baby’s birth.
All women reported that the Relaxation and Fear Clearing in the Hypnobabies program were invaluable to them during their labors.
More Energy to Push
By staying calm and relaxed during your birthing time, by avoiding drugs, and by possibly having a shorter labor, you'll feel much more energized when it comes time to give birth!
No Side Effects
Many moms use fewer drugs or no drugs, which means less risk of side effects for you and your baby, due to elimination of the Fear/Tension/Pain Syndrome, and by learning, practicing and using post-hypnotic suggestions.
Calm Birth Environment
Many a potentially wonderful birth experience has been thwarted by not making fully informed choices. Birth choices are addressed and explained thoroughly in a consumer-oriented childbirth class like Hypnobabies. Without a doubt, hypno-moms are much calmer and more relaxed during birth (which automatically creates more comfort), while receiving powerful post-hypnotic suggestions to actually eliminate fear, and for most eliminate discomfort completely.
In addition, we coach hypnofamilies on how to communicate with providers and express needs respectfully. We teach you how to ask for peace, quiet, and gentle phrasing. There is also a fantastic track included called Pushing Baby Out which is designed to be played out loud so that everyone is calm and relaxed as baby makes their entrance into the world.