What is HypnoBirthing®?
For most of their lives, women have been inundated with the negative stories of other women's birth experiences. Everyone from their mothers, sister, aunts, cousin, friends, and even strangers, wants to tell them the horrors of giving birth They have been conditioned to believe that excruciating pain is associated with labor; and because of this, women today hold an unprecedented fear of giving birth. This extreme fear causes their bodies to become tense, and that tension prohibits their bodies from easily performing a normal physiological function. The result is exactly what they feared most, long, painful birthing and/or unnecessary intervention.
People who are drawn to this method of childbirth have long been searching for a way to give birth confidently and as calmly, safely, and gently as possible, whether they have chosen to birth in a hospital, birth center or at home. Until HypnoBirthing®, this kind of almost seemed unattainable for the general population.
Through a very simple program of self hypnosis and education, healthy, low-risk women, as well as women 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. They learn to trust that their bodies know how to bring their babies into the world in the calm and gentle way nature intended.