Hypnosis for Childbirth

pregnant womanAn article came across my inbox from a colleague that I’d like to share with you here on my website. It pertains to the use of hypnosis to reduce all the problems that arise during labor and childbirth.

To quote directly from the article,

To deal with fear, overcome anxiety associated with pregnancy and labour, to increase self-confidence and trust in your body’s natural ability to give birth, hypnosis techniques can therefore greatly reduce, if not eliminate the fear and tension, which leads to severe pain during the birthing process.

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Using the science of neuroplasticity, hypnosis is able to channel endorphins during the birthing process, only after the hypnotist, such as myself, has walked the expectant mother through the process several times mentally and emotionally.

For example, I would hypnotize the woman’s subconscious usually a carefully tailored induction a half-a-dozen times, so that by the time she actually gives birth, she is neurologically rewired to counteract the pain, anxiety, and fear. Because on a day like that, who needs to feel anything but extreme joy?

Hypnosis and Postpartum Depression

If you think you might be suffering from Postpartum Depression hypnosis is a natural alternative to overcome the emotional and physical discomfort you may be experiencing. If you are curious about how hypnosis can help alleviate the symptoms of Postpartum Depression, then read this article to learn how hypnosis can help you to overcome this debilitating disorder…

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Kate Middleton is Hypno-Birthing

kate middletonIf you ever felt that hypnosis for childbirth was shoddy science or additional fluff to painkillers, think again.

Even British royalty, Kate Middleton, is going to use hypnosis to give birth to her and Prince William’s child, as was reported recently on the online news site 10news.com

Essentially, the idea is that hypnosis is used to tap into your own instinct and trust in your body that will help you deal the the contractions and eventual delivery,” said OBGYN Nicole Bedore with St. Vincent Women’s Health.

Sources close to the royal family said that Kate Middleton is likely going to use the HypnoBirthing method and Bedore thinks Middleton’s choice could lead to a surge in interest of hypnobirths in the United States.

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If you’re pregnant and you would like to explore hypnosis as a way to promote relaxation and relieve pain during the birthing process, please feel free to call my office at  (212) 599-3195.

Can Hypnosis Relieve Pain During Childbirth?

Pregnant WomanWe’ve all seen Hollywood’s stereotypical child birthing scenes; The sweating mother grabbing a nurse by the collar hollering, “give me the drugs!” It seems that epidural pain killers have become somewhat of a given when someone thinks of a birthing scene.

But what if this didn’t have to be the case? I’m sure we are a long way off from a completely pain free birthing process but, hypnosis can most certainly “take the edge off”. Although it isn’t really replacing the epidural (yet!), the two methods seem to work extremely well together.

We recently found an article that discusses this issue…

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