Hypnobirthing teaches women to induce a state of mind "self-hypnosis" where a woman focuses inward, deeply concentrated, and this allows her to reduce peripheral awareness. But it can still respond to suggestions and affirmations.
When a woman is afraid, she becomes physically tense, rigid, and produces adrenaline and stress hormones cortisol. Her perception of pain increases and this can affect the work.
HypnoBirthing techniques are based on British obstetrician observations Grantly Dick-Read. In his book 1942, Childbirth without fear, he suggested women in a calm state of mind, and who had faith in their ability to give birth, have done with less pain.
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These days, women and their partners or support people can learn self-hypnosis techniques to HypnoBirthing by attending one session, group classes, or online courses.
Usually, women attend meetings about 25-30 weeks of pregnancy, but self-hypnosis and guided meditation methods are sometimes taught earlier in pregnancy.
There is also new evidence, it could be used after birth if women had a traumatic birth or are experiencing increased levels of anxiety, stress or depression after birth.
Other strategies can also use women HypnoBirthing sides include having a continuous support person for the labor and subjected to additional combination therapies, such as yoga, acupressure, and learning breathing techniques in preparation for the birth.