WHAT IS HYPNOBIRTHING?
HypnoBirthing is Reconditioning
For most of our lives, we have been inundated with the negative stories of other people's birth experiences. We have been conditioned to believe that our bodies are broken, that birth is excruciatingly painful, that birth is something to be managed and controlled; and because of this, we hold an unprecedented fear of giving birth.
HypnoBirthing is Peaceful
HypnoBirthing is a tried and proven method that guides and prepares women and pregnant peopple in giving birth in a peaceful and extraordinarily beautiful manner.
Hypnobirthing is Relaxing
The HypnoBirthing program is built around an educational process that includes special breathing techniques, deep relaxations, affirmations, visualizations, meditative practices, attention to nutrition and positive body toning. Most importantly, it fosters an air of mutual respect for the birthing family, as well as the health-care provider in a traditional health-care system or an alternative setting.
HypnoBirthing is Transformational
Through a very simple program of self-hypnosis and education, healthy, low-risk women and pregnant people , as well as those who need medical assistance because of special circumstances, learn to dismiss fear-based stories, misinformation, and birthing myths; and they are helped to see birth as normal, natural and healthy.
HypnoBirthing is for Everyone
I know you have many choices and many decisions to make for your birthing experience. You have choices in selecting your care provider and the environment in which you will bring your baby into the world. Another important choice is that of the childbirth education classes and how you choose to prepare for the birth of your baby.
77% of HB moms who birthed vaginally did so without epidural anesthesia
45% of HB moms birthed in under eight hours
17% of HB moms birthed via C-section, compared with the national average of 32%
9.5% of HB moms chose to birth in the comfort of their homes (national average is less than 1%)
6% of HB moms chose to birth in freestanding birth centers (national average is less than 1%)
Data provided by HypnoBirthing® Institute, between 2005-2010 and published by APPPAH
HypnoBirthing mothers birth more comfortably with fewer medical interventions!