Hypnosis For Childbirth Classes via INTERNET.
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CLINICAL PROOF THAT HYPNOSIS WORKS FOR CHILDBIRTH
New studies keep coming out supporting that the use of hypnosis reduces labor time, decreases pain and decreases the need for medical intervention.
Here are some highlights of some important past studies.
Shorter Birthing, Less Pain, Higher APGAR Scores!
In the 1990 Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, researchers compared two groups of pregnant women. One was trained in breathing and relaxation techniques only, while the other was trained in hypno-birthing techniques.
The hypno-birthing women had significantly shorter birthing times, fewer reports of pain, and their babies had higher APGAR scores. These women also had faster postpartum recovery times. [2. http://www.healthwisemag.com. ]
More On Shorter Birthing Times
A British study found a statistically significant reduction in the length of labour of first and second time mothers:
70 hypnosis patients (6 h 21 min), compared to
70 relaxation patients (9 h 28 min) and
70 control group (9 h 45 min). [3. "Studies On Hypnosis For Childbirth," http://www.birthinbliss.com/STUDIES.pdf. ]
In 1993, a study published in the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology showed a reduction in the length of labor when the mother was prepared for birth with hypnosis. [4. Schauble, Paul G.; Werner, William E.F.; Rai, Surekha H.; Martin, Alice (1998), "Childbirth Preparation Through Hypnosis: The Hypnoreflexogenius Protocol," American Journal Of Clinical Hypnosis, 40 (4), 273-283. ]
Reduced Need For Medication
In another British study, “55% of 45 of patients (first and second time mothers) required no medication for pain relief. In the non-hypnosis groups: only 22% of 90 women required no medication.” [5. "Studies On Hypnosis For Childbirth," http://www.birthinbliss.com/STUDIES.pdf.]
Hypnosis combined with childbirth education is a winning combination! Of 45 Hypnosis for Childbirth clients, 38 delivered without the use of caesarean, forceps or vacuum, a rate of spontaneous birth of 84%. This is a higher than average rate of normal birth for the general population of first time mothers. [6. Harmon, T.N. Hynan, M., and Tyre, T.E., Improved obstetric outcomes using hypnotic analgesia and skill mastery combines with childbirth education, Journal Of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 58, 525, 530, 1990. ]
Virtual Absence Of Postpartum Depression
McCarthy provided five 30-minute sessions to 600 women and found a virtual absence of postpartum depression, compared to the typical rates of 10 to 15 percent. Women with a history of postpartum depression did not develop this condition, even though an estimated 50 percent eventually do. [7. McCarthy, P., Hypnosis In Obstetrics, Australian Journal Of Clinical And Experimental Hypnosis, 26, 35-42, 1998. ]