8 months ago
☆✧☆ Hypnobirthing - using hypnotherapy for birth is not a fad and it's not something new. The British Medical Association recognised the benefits of Hypnosis for labour in 1955 ( and even released a statement early than this for hypnosis used in other areas) Hypnosis for birth helps you to reduce or even eliminate any fear and anxiety around birth. By losing anxiety you gain confidence and trust in your body - this ( along with lots of other factors learnt on my course) has a direct effect on your experience. Birth is fuelled by hormones, Oxytocin being one of them ... Oxytocin is produced when we feel safe, calm, confident and relaxed. So you can see why Hypnosis is going to be a huge benefit during labour as you will be deeply relaxed. Hypnosis is misunderstood, it simply means you are in a relaxed mental state - and is a natural state we all go into often. Having a day dream or settling yourself to sleep at night is a state of Hypnosis, nothing is being done to you ... you've just drifted off. But, Hypnosis is different to sleep. Self hypnosis (all Hypnosis is self hypnosis) enables you to go into a deeply relaxed state at will. This will help you to stay calm and relaxed during labour and birth. This not only actively helps labour by increasing your production of oxytocin (the fuel in the engine of labour) but also your body will produce higher level of endorphins (the bodies own natural pain relief). When you are calm mentally and physically the whole process becomes optimal, manageable with mind and body working together. .
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