Hypnosis for Birthing
Many first-time moms are anxious and fearful about their upcoming labour and delivery. Managing pain during childbirth is typically what women fear most and causes the most stress. Not managing this stress may lead to a more painful delivery or negative birth experience.
What is Hypnosis for Birthing?
Hypnosis for Birthing helps pregnant women prepare for childbirth. It is used to manage pain, create resilience, reduce stress, build confidence, promote bonding between mother and baby, and provide new moms with the best mental head-space to make informed choices during delivery.
Working with a trained professional, hypnosis provides the patient with the ability to relax the mind, while getting rid of stored stress in the body. It is a safe and inexpensive way to address stress, remove harmful thoughts about delivery, and bring a positive mindset to the birthing experience.
Hypnosis for Birthing has been documented as early as the 19th Century. Today, it is continuing to evolve and is gaining popularity around the world, helping pregnant women prepare for childbirth.
Benefits of hypnosis for moms-to-be:
- It's a natural form of pain management.
- It can decrease stress and fear during childbirth.
- It provides tools to increase comfort, relaxation, and relief during labour.
- It reduces anxiety, helping better manage day-to-day stress.
- It allows you to be prepared for the journey your birth takes and feel empowered your body can do it.
How does Hypnosis for Birthing work?
Hypnosis for Birthing involves multiple customized sessions with a trained Hypnotist to manage stress, address fears and anxieties, as well as promote bonding with baby.
It reduced stress as it works to discover the underlying cause. This leads to changes in how you respond to your stressors, reducing your anxiety during pregnancy and supports the management of your day-to-day stress – benefiting baby as well.
The goal is to prepare you to enter into labor with tangible tools and a working knowledge of what your body can do. You are also provided with relaxation and comfort techniques to use if unforeseen complications arise, such as medical interventions.
Hypnosis for Birthing can also lead to a positive postpartum experience. When you are prepared for a diverse delivery experience and are empowered to make the best decisions during your delivery, you create an overall positive childbirth experience.
This leads to a lower likelihood of experiencing postpartum depression or post-traumatic stress disorder from your birthing experience.
Empower your birth experience with Hypnosis
1. Will I lose control of myself during hypnosis?
There is absolutely no loss of control during hypnosis. You will be able to hear and respond to everything the hypnotherapist says and you will remember what happened in our session.
2. How many hypnosis sessions will I need?
Every person is different, we will create a personalized plan during the first consultation and align the plan with your needs and wants. As we achieve results, we can modify your plan.
3. What can I expect during the initial hypnosis consultation?
Initial consultations can be done in-person, on the phone, or video call. The purpose of the consultation is to understand your questions and concerns, so we can determine if hypnosis is the right fit.
The priority is to make sure hypnosis will benefit your goals, and that you are comfortable with the hypnotist. At the end of the consultation, you’ll decide whether to pursue hypnosis and book your initial session.
Consultations typically take 15 minutes to complete, but can be scheduled for up to 30 minutes.
4. What can I expect during a hypnosis session?
Using information gathered in the initial consultation, a customized hypnosis plan will be created including identifying how many sessions will be required.
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