Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 8:34 pm
I did hypno birth, does that count?
I bought a £10 cd off amazon and listened to it, it was a but hippy but basically said how natural this process is, your body is designed to give birth to the baby etc. It helped me build a relaxing place in my mind where I could be calm and relax and think about my love for my baby. The idea was that was a nice place to go to when the labour started. I absolutely loved it! I enjoyed just taking time out to relax and think about a relaxing place. When it came to the birth I didn't take my ipod but was quite relaxed and managed with gas and air, start to finish was about 27 hours, I was 5cm+ before I started to feel like I might like some paracetamol and my son was born about 8 hours later. I pushed for nearly 3 hours which was hard work but the Midwifes were really supportive and really lovely to me and made me feel good about doing the last pit without any pain relief. It was a purple coloured cover and was by a lady, erm Margaret or Maureen someone?
Posted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 3:01 pm
Posted: Thu Dec 19, 2013 1:53 pm
Sorry - only just come back on here and only just got around to listing:
Posted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 9:32 pm
Hypnotherapy is really starting to gain popularity and ground as a solid form of medical treatment. I have heard of hypnobirthing already, but I have yet to actually meet someone who has used the process in order to give birth. I do know of people who have used hypnotherapy for other reasons with great success. I know several people who stopped smoking cigarettes using the technique, and I also know people who have successfully used hypnotherapy to lose weight. I would be willing to bet that it is an effective practice. Pain and such originates in the mind, so it seems more than reasonable that we could access the mind in a way that helps make childbirth easier.