Hypnobirthing in the News

Here are some quotes from some articles I found recently.

Dr Harkness said of HypnoBirthing®, “The method offers couples the chance to experience a serene and satisfying birth free of the fear that causes tension and pain.

“When the mind and body are in harmony, nature is free to function in the same well designed way that it does with all other creatures.”

Dr Harkness claims that babies born under the hypno-birthing regime are happier with better sleep patterns and that the method almost entirely eliminates “baby blues”.

For the whole article visit this Wales News source.

Dr T C Chang, a consultant obstetrician and gynecologist at Thomson Medical Centre, told Weekend Today that HypnoBirthing “can reduce the need for pain relief.” “Some patients will tell you … they didn’t feel pain. Others will say the pain was reduced markedly”, obviating the use of pain relief during labour, according to Dr Chang, who said that 15 to 20 per cent of his patients use doulas.

Hypnobirthing, which can comprise visual and auditory cues, is “a mind-body technique to teach women to relax during labour,” said Ms Phang, who owns FourTrimesters, a firm that offers doula services.

According to another doula, Ms. Kiki Porter Wolff, HypnoBirthing “is mind over matter, the mind controls how the body reacts. It won’t get rid of the pain per se but it reduces the pain to nothing but an irritability.”

For the whole article, go here.

Pope busted another myth — that first-time labors are necessarily difficult — with his story of the most idyllic “controlled” birth he’d ever experienced. “The lights were dim. There was soft music. There was no IV, no epidural. People spoke very few words, hardly any above a whisper. I’ve never seen a more peaceful delivery room. The mother (who’d taken HypnoBirthing classes) was in a different place mentally. She only had about 15 to 20 minutes of pushing.”

For this whole article, go here.

This last quote describes my births to a tee!  Low lights, soft music, no IV tubes, no annoying coaching from doctors or nurses, just me and my husband and my midwife working together.  It’s awesome!

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