Why Hypnobirthing Matters

Why Hypnobirthing Matters

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Hypnobirthing is a method of birth preparation using a series of simple but effective techniques that can facilitate a calm and natural birth. Far from being a modern fad, it is logical, rational and there is a strong evidence base for its use. Many women approach labour with fear because of the negativity surrounding birth and the assumption that it must involve excruciating pain for the mother. Fear has a physiological effect, making contractions less effective and derailing normal labour. Hypnobirthing teaches the mother to relax and believe that her body is perfectly designed to give birth; when the mother is relaxed her body can release natural painkillers that are far more effective than pharmaceutical drugs. Women using hypnobirthing report needing little or no pain relief during labour and their babies are born calm and alert. Mothers need less medical intervention, and if they do they report feeling much more able to deal with it. Calm and confident parents are empowered to make informed decisions about their care, which can contribute enormously to a positive birth experience.

In Why Hypnobirthing Matters Katrina Berry looks at the origins and rationale for using hypnosis for childbirth, explains what you can expect from hypnobirthing and dispels common misunderstandings in a lively, informative way.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 111 x 172 x 10mm | 128g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1780665059
  • 9781780665054
  • 219,217

Table of contents

1 1. The History of Hypnobirthing; 2 2. The Beauty of the Birthing Body; 3 3. Where Does Fear of Childbirth Come From?; 4 4. What is Hypnosis?; 5 5. What to Expect from Hypnobirthing; 6 6. Life Before Birth; 7 7. Why Hypnobirthing Matters for Birthing Partners; 8 8. Why Hypnobirthing Matters for Midwives; 9 9. When Things Don't Go 'According to Plan'; 10 10. Life After Birth
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About Katrina Berry

Katrina Berry is a cognitive behavioural hypnotherapist, doula and hypnobirthing teacher. She has taught hundreds of couples, attended dozens of births and is passionate about helping babies arrive calmly and comfortably to empowered, positive parents.
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