"Speaking with kindness creates confidence,
thinking with kindness creates profoundness,
giving with kindness creates love."----Lao Tzu
Dr. Kroger states: "There is no doubt that the expectation of pain and fear associated with labor can be effectively relieved by suggestion and / or hypnosis."
The benefits and the advantages of hypnosis are.....
1) Reduction or eradication of fear, tension, and pain before and during labor with a consequent rise in the pain threshold.
2) Reduction of chemoanalgesia and anesthesia or their complete elimination in good hypnotic subjects.
3) Complete control of painful uterine contractions; the mother can choose to experience the sensations of childbirth or not, as she sees fit.
4) Decreased shock and speedier recovery.
5) Lessened incidence of operative delivery since the responsive patient cooperates more fully, particularly during the expulsive stage. Relaxation and anesthesia of perineum are produced by autohypnosis or by direct suggestion from the hypnotherapist; this eases delivery, episiotomy, and suturing of the perinuem.
6) Lack of undesirable postoperative effects such as may be encountered with drug anesthesia; hypnoanesthesia is also more readily controlled.
7) Hypnosis shortens the first stage of labor by approximately 3 hours in primiparae and by more than 2 hours in multiparae.
8) Hypnosis raises the resistance to fatigue, thus minimizing maternal exhaustion.
9) Hypnosis can be used in debilitated individuals, in those who have ingested food shortly before delivery, and in those who are allergic to drugs. Also, it is indicated in premature delivery.
10) Hypnotic rapport can be transferred to an associate, an intern or a nurse, or to the husband, any one of whom, without previous training, can readily induce and maintain the hypnotic state by means of a prearranged cue (this can only be accomplished with the patient’s permission).
11) No elaborate education or ritualistic exercises are needed to achieve the strong interpersonal relationship essential to the success of childbirth under hypnosis.
12) There is no possibility that harm will be done to the mother or the baby by hypnoanesthesia. On the other hand, the literature offers a considerable amount of evidence that when drugs are given for pain relief they may decrease the oxygen supply to the fetus. Combined with other asphyxial factors such as trauma or difficult delivery, this may produce fetal anoxia and, it its wake, severe brain damage. With hypnoanesthesia, the danger of fetal anoxia is markedly decreased.
13) Childbirth under hypnoanesthesia is an intensely gratifying emotional experience for well-adjusted mothers. Hearing the baby’s first cry or seeing him or her immediately after birth are thrills that mothers can never feel if they are "knocked out."
14) Hypnosis can be life-saving for mother and baby in obstetrical emergencies. Its successful application has been reported in abruptio placenta with delivery of a live baby.
"If these advantages were more widely known, more mothers would have their babies using hypnosis."---W.S. Kroger, M.D.
Please feel free to contact us here at MindBody Hypnosis for more information on having your baby using hypnosis.
My wife, sensing my, ahh, apprehension at the prospect of being a first-time father, bought me this book. The author, Peter Downey is a genius and he is very, very funny. I just cannot say enough good things about his book. (by the way, the above book title link to Amazon is NOT an affiliate link. I state this because I want you to know my recommendation comes from my heart--not my wallet.)
My wife has really enjoyed this book. It is well laid out and is highly informative.
Deepak Chopra has again written a thoughtful and useful book. It is a surprisingly quick read and yet you will remember a lot of the information because the drawings help to sum up the intent.
into Motherhood: Inspirational Stories of Natural Birth
o How you can experience painless laboro Insights and advice from women who've been there
o Options for easing labor and delivery-including yoga, doulas, hypnosis and water birth
o A resource guide to childbirth classes, magazines, websites and audios/videos.
This heartwarming collection offers 48 true stories of natural birth, told in the mothers' own voices. As diverse as the women who wrote them, the stories include hospital births, home births, unassisted births, emergency deliveries, births attended by young siblings, outdoor births and more
2 More Great Books:
Please note the below books are reviewed by a former client. Because she is exceptionally bright and a deeply caring person, I trust her recommendations 100%.
"Birthing from Within by Pam England and Rob Horowitz to be unlike any other book on my shelf. I’m actually going through it thoroughly this time around.
It’s based on Pam’s years of midwifery and childbirth education experience. It prepares both parents, especially Mom, for her journey through labor and into motherhood.
It has some fantastic exercises including journaling and childbirth art that you can both do together.
We’ve found it to be a great way to understand and discuss those questions and concerns that are floating around in your mind that you normally don’t share. You can find out more at: www.birthingfromwithin.com."
In this journal you write in your due date on the final day, and then fill in the dates backwards to the beginning.
Then, throughout your pregnancy, you can read – every day – what your baby is doing as far as development.
I find it a great way to connect with the baby even when I’m not feeling so “pregnant” yet. There’s also room to record your thoughts, moods as well as weight and waist measurements."
This is a must see website!
The Mongan Method, is a unique method of relaxed, natural childbirth education, enhanced by hypnosis techniques, providing the missing link, that allows women to use their natural instincts to bring about a safer, easier, more comfortable birthing in a way that most mirrors nature. Emphasis is placed on both pregnancy and childbirth as well as on HypnoBirthing®. As a birthing method, HypnoBirthing® is as new as tomorrow and as old as ancient times. It is presented in five childbirth classes.
HypnosisExpert contains over 80 articles all written by our team of experts and we add around 3 new articles each month.
Ed. Note: This is an excellent and very informative website! It is a must see.
A comprehensive catalog of questions about and answers on gestational diabetes. From diagnosis through delivery, you'll find it all here.
What is gestational diabetes? This brochure from the NICHD describes risk factors, testing, and treatment for gestational diabetes.
Gestational diabetes (also called glucose intolerance of pregnancy) is a temporary condition that occurs during pregnancy. It affects two to four per cent of all pregnancies and involves an increased risk of developing diabetes for both mother and child.
Gestational diabetes affects about 4% of all pregnant women - about 135,000 cases of gestational diabetes in the United States each year.
After visiting this site I decided that it would definitely benefit anyone looking for more information. Every week they post a health article of the week. This site is worth visiting.