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HYPNOTHERAPY
FOR PREGNANCY,
CHILDBIRTH
& POST-NATAL BONDING.

Jackie and Alexia's professional & friendly
hypnobirthing service based in Exeter

 
 
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“Giving birth should be your greatest achievement, not your greatest fear’
— Jane Weideman

Make it beautiful

Childbirth has the potential to be one of the most wonderful experiences of our lives. It is a natural, physiological process that a woman’s body is fully equipped for. Every birth is unique and easibirthing® is about empowering you to manage your individual experience, not fear it.

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easibirthing®

The most precious jewels you will wear around your neck, are the arms of your children
— Anon
 

easibirthing® seeks to enable you to have the active birth you want. So whether you are planning a home birth or birthing in hospital, this training is designed to suit you. easibirthing® can also help in elective caesarean births and can be used to turn breech babies.

 
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How It Works

 
 

Positive
Suggestions

Relaxation
Techniques

Guided
Visualisation

Breathing
Techniques

Using positive suggestions, relaxation techniques, guided visualisation, breathing techniques and self-hypnosis, the easibirthing programme helps prepare the mind and body for a natural birth.

We will teach you to use hypnosis for pain management and to help build your trust in your body, so you can enter labour feeling calm, confident and in control.

 

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With the rise in popularity of hypnobirthing, we are starting to see more and more evidence about the benefits of using hypnosis in childbirth. Here’s a summary:

 
  • Turning breech babies with hypnosis – Out of 100 women with breech babies at 37-40 weeks, 81% of babies were successful turned to a vertex position with hypnosis, compared with 48% in the control group. (Mehl, 1994)
  • Reduction in length of labour using hypnosis - 45 ‘Hypnosis for Childbirth’ clients (all first time mothers) had an average of 4.5 hours for the active labour. A significant reduction compared to the average 9 hours.  (Harmon, Hynan and Tyre, 1990)
  •  Reduction of anxiety in pregnancy – In a study of 680 women, those in the hypnosis intervention group, had lower levels of fear and anxiety during pregnancy and two weeks postnatal. Downe (2015)
  • Reduction in rates of intervention during childbirth - 38 out of 45 ‘Hypnosis for Childbirth’ mums, delivered spontaneously without the use of caesarean, forceps or venteuse. This rate of 84% is higher than the average rate of normal birth for the general population of first time mothers. (Harmon, Hynan and Tyre, 1990)

You can check out this link for more information from the easibirthing® website.

  • Reduction in use of medication during labour – In a study using 72 mothers, 36 had received hypnotic training compared to a control group of 36 who delivered on the same day without such training; 61% of the hypnosis group required no anaesthetic or premedication and only 5.5% required analgesia, compared to 75% of the control group requiring analgesia and 97.3% required anaesthetic or premedication. (Bobart and Brown's, 2002)
  • Reduction in incidence of postnatal depression - Harmon et al (1990) reported a reduced incidence of postnatal depression in women who had been taught hypnotic analgesia for childbirth. 
 
 
 
Life is always a steady time when you are waiting for something to happen or to hatch
— E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web