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hypnotherapy, hypnosis,hypnobirthing,

A Steel, J Frawley, D Sibbritt, A Broom, J Adams
OBJECTIVES: This manuscript presents a preliminary examination of the characteristics of women who choose intrapartum hypnosis for pain management. DESIGN: Cross-sectional analysis of 2445 women (31-36 years) from a sub-study of the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health (ALSWH), employing Fisher exact tests. SETTING: Australia. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Use of intrapartum hypnosis, or hypnobirthing, for pain management during labour and birth...
April 2016: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
Sheila Granger
The birthing process, although often a joyful and proud moment, can also create an overwhelming sense of anxiety. As a result some women are now turning to hypnobirthing to help them to cope. This practice is used to relax women before and during their labour. It also helps encourage a stress free birth and reduce the need for drugs and interventions, such as caesarean section. In this article, Sheila Granger helps to dispel some of the myths surrounding the use of hypnotherapy and looks specifically at its application to childbirth...
September 2012: Practising Midwife
Natalie Mottershead
Hypnosis has been used in obstetrics for more than a century. However, with increasing numbers of women looking for alternative coping strategies for use during labour, the birth of a new discipline, HypnoBirthing, is gaining in popularity. HypnoBirthing is a hypnotherapy programme specifically designed for birth, employing the principles and techniques of hypnosis and self-relaxation. This article explains the philosophy and principles of HypnoBirthing, the evidence base and its physiological impact on labouring women, brought to life by real accounts...
March 2006: Practising Midwife
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