hypnobirthing


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hypnobirthing

(ˈhɪpnəʊˌbɜːθɪŋ)
n
(Gynaecology & Obstetrics) the use of hypnotic techniques during labour by an expectant mother to reduce the pain and emotional stress of delivery
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They are also trained in aqua-natal teaching, relaxation and hypnobirthing.
Their preparation is all thanks to a new concept called HypnoBirthing, which teaches parents to fight the fear of childbirth and instead think positive, practise relaxation and breathing techniques to do during the birth together and learn more about giving birth.
'Just after I found out I was pregnant, I saw a documentary on hypnobirthing, where you put yourself in a calm, positive state of mind through self-hypnosis,' she explains.
With the Duchess of Cambridge said to be planning to use hypnobirthing to overcome labour pains, we talked to women who did the same.
"It wasn't what I'd planned but thanks to my hypnobirthing despite the madness & panic, I was able to calmly keep my breathing technique & accept whatever is best for Mia just do it!"
Laura Parsons, interim matron, said hypnobirthing sessions, reflexology, relaxation classes and parent education classes would continue to be offered from the unit.
The duchess was rumored to be hiring a doula to guide her through labor, with some reports suggesting that the former wellness and lifestyle blogger was keen to try hypnobirthing or even home birth.
A long-time meditation advocate, Meghan will use hypnobirthing to help with her labour.
QI'VE been hearing a lot about hypnobirthing. But what is it, how does it work, and can any pregnant woman use it?
What is hypnobirthing and is it suitable for all pregnant women?
"Hypnobirthing helps you have that positive experience so that, however your baby's born, you're ready to begin your new chapter together feeling relaxed, confident and happy."