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Benefits of Hypnotherapy In Childbirth
There are many methods for pain management during childbirth, but one you might not have considered or heard much about is hypnotherapy. Hypnotherapy is used during childbirth to take the mother’s mind off of the pain and allow her to experience natural childbirth in a relaxed state of mind, all while still being present throughout the birth of her child. Hypnotherapy is an option for mothers who want to experience natural childbirth without any pain medication.
There are no side effects from hypnotism and you can still be present without the presence of pain. Hypnotherapy applies tools that the mother is taught to convince her mind that her body can handle the pain.
This can be accomplished because of the deep state of mental and physical relaxation that the mind experiences during hypnotism. The mother is hypnotized to focus all of her attention and energy on one thought, likely that she is not experiencing any pain, and is, therefore, able to overcome her fear and pain and experience childbirth in a relaxed state.
Many believe that hypnosis during childbirth releases more of the hormones that allow a mother to feel good, which therefore blocks out all of the pain. So during childbirth, the mother would have a higher level of endorphins and serotonin being released into her body due to the hypnosis, rather than experiencing the pain. Therefore she is more relaxed and her muscles are ease, relieving some pain.
If you are an expectant mother who would like to enjoy the process of natural childbirth but might be a little frightened by the idea of the pain, hypnotism might be the best option for you. With the right amount of practice leading up to the birth of your child, you could have a pain free natural childbirth!