Hypnobabies® Childbirth Hypnosis is a method of childbirth preparation that teaches hypnotic techniques, imagery and visualization to re-program the inner-mind in a very positive way, which helps to lessen and in many cases, eliminate discomfort and fear from the birthing experience.
Hypnobabies is a very successful 6 week, 3-hours per week, complete childbirth education course, that was adapted with permission from Gerald Kein’s “Painless Childbirth Program” techniques, rather than using simple relaxation, breathing or guided imagery. This allows our Hypno-Moms to enjoy “eyes-open childbirth hypnosis”, easily remaining deeply in hypnosis while walking, talking and changing positions; being as mobile as they would like to be during childbirth. Hypnobabies is well-known for helping women to create much shorter, easier and more comfortable labors, making childbirth the joyful experience it was meant to be.
Expectant mothers use our Hypnobabies Workbook, CDs and hypnosis scripts to train their inner mind that contractions in labor will be felt only as pressure, tightening, pushing, pulling and normal baby movement sensations. Women are fully in tune with their babies during the birthing process, and as aware of everything around them as they’d like to be, easily able to communicate with their support team, and completely in charge of their own birth experience.
Hypnobabies uses the same medical hypnosis techniques that people employ when preparing for surgery without any drugs, which is called hypno-anesthesia. Our classes also teach Hypnobabies Birth Partners how to fully support the Hypno-Moms, and Hypnobabies is also used very successfully by single mothers. A willing Birth Partner is a bonus!
With adequate preparation and in the absence of complications, our Hypno-mothers can experience comfortable, shorter and easier births.
Although not every woman will have a completely pain-free, unmedicated birthing experience, many of our Hypno-Moms do, and the rate of “completely comfortable births” reported is about 70%, far above any other childbirth method, which is very gratifying to all of us at Hypnobabies!