Benefits beyond pain management
Expectant Mums often decide to look for hypnotherapy to help them with pain management during the birthing process.
Many Mums (and Dad’s) don’t realize there are benefits in using hypnotherapy from conception, through each stage of pregnancy as well as birth, and even in to the early months once baby has arrived
We tend to associate hypnotherapy with being ‘just for Mum’, but I encourage clients to see the benefits for baby, and Dad (or birthing partner) too!
With the medicalization of child birth in our modern society, cultural trends have meant our perception and association with birth has increasingly become one of concern and fear
This is a dramatic shift from the natural, primitive and intuitive process that child birth actually is. We have been giving birth since we first walked the earth and our body is designed for it
Hypnotherapy it is all about reassurance, relaxation and allowing the body to let go of fear or any negative pre conceptions about birth, and to relax in to the most natural and wonderful moment of a woman’s life.
When we feel afraid our nervous system produces adrenalin which starts the bodys natural fight or flight response. For a woman in labour, this can increase tightening of the cervix in order to slow down labour.
Feeling relaxed during labour helps Mum conserve energy to push, and ensures a high level of oxygen is entering the body which is not only good for the baby but also good for the production of endorphins which are the body's natural pain reliever too
Benefits of hypnotherapy for childbirth
Hypnotherapy is a wonderfully natural and gentle approach with a wide range benefits which can
reduce labour time
reduce fatigue in Mum during and after birth
reduce the risk of intervention during birth
speed up postnatal recovery time
improves chances of baby feeding and sleeping better
help aches and discomforts during pregnancy
help reduce morning sickness
assists the natural birthing process
improve oxygen levels in mother and baby
help resolve anxiety associated with past experience
I encourage clients to come to see me as early on as possible, so they can use hypnotherapy to full advantage. Dad’s to be or birthing partners are also encouraged to attend so that they can understand the process and give the best support to Mum to be.
Early on in pregnancy we encourage plenty of relaxation, learning self-hypnosis techniques which will really help you with this.
We can also work on any specific issues or concerns you might have to keep you relaxed throughout your pregnancy
In the last few months, we will work on preparing for birth, with additional techniques in preparation for the moment baby is ready to arrive
If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me for an informal chat or to book a consultation via my contact page