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Things you need to know

Things you need to know

What is hypnobirthing?

What is hypnobirthing?

Hypnobirthing is a specialised technique that uses deep breathing, self-hypnosis, visualisation and other comfort measures. Hypnobirthing is aimed at reducing the levels of fear, anxiety and stress in pregnant women and preparing them for a healthy labour and delivery. 

 

Hypnobirthing techniques help a pregnant woman to become prepared mentally, emotionally, spiritually and physically.

Benefits of hypnobirthing

Benefits of hypnobirthing

According to antenatal experts, hypnobirthing offers a wide range of benefits for the mother and her baby. Common benefits of hypnobirthing include:

 

A shortened span of labour – Hypnobirthing reduces the time period of early stages of labour

 

Lesser need for clinical intervention – This technique encourages women to have normal delivery in a safe and healthy manner 

 

Pain management – Hypnobirthing is considered a natural labour pain management technique

 

More control – Hypnobirthing allows pregnant women to gain more control of their bodies and childbirth 

 

Healthy outcomes – Research has shown that women who opt for hypnobirthing have better pregnancy outcomes and healthier babies 

 

Increased comfort and relief – Hypnobirthing elevates your relaxation levels and provides heightened levels of comfort and relief during labour 

 

Enhanced postpartum experience – Hypnobirthing decreases your chances of experiencing postpartum depression or postpartum stress

Hypnobirthing techniques

Hypnobirthing techniques

There are several elements to hypnobirthing. Common techniques include:

 

FAQs
FAQs

You can start taking hypnobirthing classes from 20 weeks of gestation. 

You should practice hypnobirthing a few times every week to gain maximum benefits. 

Controlled, rhythmic and deep breathing are some techniques taught in hypnobirthing.