Posted by journeysinward | Posted in Hypnotherapy | Posted on 20-07-2013-05-2008
Kate Middleton is thinking about using Hypno-birthing to ease labor discomfort when she has her baby in Mid July. Kate has researched various birthing methods and after it was rumored she used hypnosis to help her with her accute morning sickness it seems she would be very open to Hypno-birthing as her choice for the royal baby.
Hypno-birthing is the rage now and for good reason. By practicing a few key techniques, mothers program their minds and condition their bodies to birth easily. Hypno-birthing helps you to get your mind out of the way and let your body get on with what it does best. It teaches that contractions are surges and merely pressure not pain. It also teaches you, to trust your body’s wisdom, then permit the contractions themselves to be your guide, after all women have been doing this for thousands of years!
HypnoBirthing is a gentle and relaxing way to give birth. While in labor, you place yourself in an ultra-calm state using visualizations, music, self-hypnosis, breathing and relaxation techniques. You and your body work through your labor in a Zen-like state, minimizing pain and discomfort and it allows you to focus on the emotional high of giving birth naturally! CD’s or MP3′s are used to help prepare the mother for the birth as well as when actually in labor. They help get the mother in the right frame of mind.
If a woman heads into labor in fear, her muscles clench, blocking needed blood flow to the birthing muscles. As the baby moves along the birth canal, that tightness creates pain, which causes fear, and the cycle continues. If you’re in a state of fear you are producing fight or flight hormones but what you want to be doing is producing oxytocin and endorphins, which are nature’s calming and pain relief hormones. If your body is tense, anything you try to do will be more painful. Hypno-birthing teaches you that in the absence of fear and tension, you can actually be a lot more comfortable during the birth process with little pain. Babies who have not experienced the birth trauma, of a woman who is terrified of birth, are also a lot more content. A relaxed mindset can help a woman achieve an optimal physical state for childbirth since it is well known that our bodies respond to our thoughts. These breathing and relaxation techniques can not only be used for labor but for everyday stresses in life.
Hypno-birthing helps women to feel that their birth is in their control. They don’t want to feel like it is something being done to them. This
is their big day and one of the most important days of their life. By preparing through Hypno-birthing a woman feels like she is taking the reins and this is her process and her day! She can still choose to use other methods for anethsesia if she wishes but the hypno-birthing preparation can be used with whatever she chooses, it will just make the whole process easier
Some famous people who have used Hypno-birthing are: Jessica Alba, Bridget Fonda and Emily Deschanel