Yes! These are babies whose parents choose to easily and naturally prepare for childbirth using the Hypnobabies® method of Hypnotic Childbirth, which some might call “hypno-birthing”. Hypnobabies® however, is very different in that at Hypnobabies® we teach real medical hypnosis techniques, creating an automatically peaceful, relaxing and more comfortable pregnancy, a calm confident Birth Partner, and an easier, much more comfortable and natural birthing for our Hypno-Mom.
What is Hypnobabies®?
Hypnobabies® is a very successful 6 week, 3-hours per week, complete childbirth education course that was adapted with permission from Master Hypnotherapist Gerald Kein’s “Painless Childbirth Program” techniques rather than using simple relaxation, breathing or guided imagery. This allows our Hypno-Moms to enjoy “eyes-open childbirth hypnosis”, easily remaining deeply in hypnosis while walking, talking and changing positions; being as mobile as they would like to be during childbirth. Hypnobabies® is well-known for helping women to create much shorter, easier and more comfortable labors, making childbirth the joyful experience it was meant to be.
Expectant mothers use our Hypnobabies® Workbook, audio tracks and hypnosis scripts to re-train their subconscious minds that contractions in labor will be perceived by their body as pressure or a squeezing-type sensations, and/or pushing, pulling and normal baby movement sensations. With the use of real, medical-grade hypnosis and the type of hypnotic compounding (repetition) that our Hypnobabies® students learn, practice and use during labor, normal birthing sensations can easily be transformed into pleasurable ones. Our Hypno-moms are also fully in tune with their babies during the birthing process, and as aware of everything around them as they’d like to be, easily able to communicate with their support team, and completely in charge of their own birth experience.
Hypnobabies® uses the same medical hypnosis techniques that people employ when preparing for surgery without any drugs, which is called hypno-anesthesia. Our classes also teach Hypnobabies® Birth Partners how to fully support the Hypno-Moms, and Hypnobabies is also used very successfully by single mothers. A willing Birth Partner is a bonus!
Including a very comprehensive childbirth education curriculum also ensures that our Hypno-moms remain deeply committed to their Hypnobabies® training, since they need not go anywhere else for childbirth education. Other natural childbirth classes are wonderful, but many teach “pain-coping”, and “pain-management”, which is directly in opposition to our Hypnobabies® suggestions that encourage an easier, more comfortable, joyful childbirth.
Benefits of Hypnobabies®
- Natural Childbirth at its best! Most Hypnobabies moms use fewer drugs or no drugs, which means less risk of side effects for them or their babies. This is due to elimination of the Fear/Tension/Pain Syndrome, and using post-hypnotic suggestions.
- Most Hypnobabies mothers have shorter labors since there is less resistance of the birthing muscles when pain and fear are minimized or eliminated.
- Hypno-Moms generally have much more energy throughout first and second stage, due to them being profoundly relaxed throughout the birthing process.
- The birthing environment is much more calm and peaceful when the natural childbirth mother is comfortable, relaxed and confident.
- Breech and posterior babies can be turned using hypnosis.
- Blood pressure, heart rate, and temperature can be lowered and nausea, back and hip pain eliminated with hypnosis during pregnancy and birth.
- There are fewer interventions for failure to progress and therefore fewer complications during labor for our mothers and babies.
- The deep relaxation enjoyed during Hypnobabies sessions has also helped many a nervous birth partner to enjoy their partner’s pregnancy and childbirth. The relaxation and hypnosis skills that Hypnobabies students learn will benefit them for the rest of their lives.
- Read what expectant fathers and other birth partners are saying about supporting mom through birth using Hypnobabies.
- Hypnobabies moms are easily “deprogrammed” from the usual negativity of childbirth stories and scenarios they may have heard or read. Hypnosis training in Hypnobabies classes and audio tracks which have positive messages and hypnotic suggestions help to eliminate such fears.
- Doing Hypnobabies automatically allows you to have a much more positive attitude and confidence about birthing.
- It is truly a gift that you are giving yourself, an amazingly easy way to enjoy your pregnancy and being able to look forward to your baby’s comfortable birth!
Find out more at the Hypnobabies website here!