As you probably know from doing your research childbirth can be a very controversial topic. Lately the trend seems to be going towards the benefits of natural birth and there are several ways to achieve this. One such method is hypnobirthing. No not hypnotherapy, hypnobirthing.
HypnoBirthing is one of a number of alternative pain management techniques that aim to provide relief and relaxation during pregnancy, labour and birth. The benefits of this approach include eliminating the chance of any side effects resulting from drugs on the health of the baby, as well as a feeling of empowerment and achievement for the mother. It also eliminates any dangers associated with having an epidural.
HypnoBirthing was founded by Marie Mongan and is a childbirth education programme which teaches relaxation techniques, visualisations and breathing to be used during pregnancy and birth. This is achieved using hypnosis to ensure a relaxed state and a calm and joyful birth.
Hypnosis is similar to a state of relaxation that is experienced when your focus your entire thoughts on one subject, to the exclusion of all else. This encourages the release of endorphins – the so-called feel good hormones – which will help to alleviate the pain, while keeping you fully aware of the birthing process.
There are hypnosis classes available but these can be very expensive and you may not be able to find anyone who specializes in hypnotherapy in the area that you live. One easy alternative is to purchase a hynobirthing cd that you can listen to at home at your own time.
Tania Cotterell has released a hypnobirthing cd. This "Hypnobirthing" womens hypnosis CD is designed for a painless, fear free and natural birthing experience. By releasing negative fears and anxieties associated with chilbirth, this hypnosis CD allows you to remain calm and clear headed throughout the birthing process.
The "Hypnobirthing" hypnosis CD will reach the deepest levels of your subconscious mind and transform your fears into a beautiful birthing experience.
Tania Cotterells CD is available for purchase from www.aussieinfants.com.au