Hypnobirthing: Need To Know
The pain that a woman undergoes during labor is tremendous and incomparable. It is believed that the pain equals that of over a hundred bones getting fractured together at once. Such is the pain that many women give up and die while giving birth and hence, sometimes it is a big challenge even for the doctors to ensure the safe birth of the child. To avoid and overcome this situation, more and more people are adopting the process of Hypnobirthing these days.
In the modern days, this technique has proven to be a boon in medical science that can help you in the safe delivery of a child. Read on to know more as we tell you how it works.
What Is Hypnobirthing
Hypnobirthing is a method of managing the pain that happens during the child-birth – in other words, the labor pain. It is a process through which a woman is prepared mentally, physically and spiritually for the birth. Hypnobirthing also helps to reduce the fear and anxiety of giving birth within the woman.
It follows the principle of hypnosis. If you do not know what hypnosis is, it is a state that involves focussing attention to something and reducing the awareness of what is around you. It is an altered state of mind wherein you are made to respond to suggestions given by a hypnotist.
How Does Hypnobirthing Work?
Though there has been only limited research done on this topic, it is believed that this helps women overcome the pain in a significant way. It is noteworthy that some women showed no signs of having any positive effect, which means that it might not work for some women.
However, let me go ahead and talk a bit about how Hypnobirthing can help you and how it works:
- It helps in managing your stress hormones like adrenaline and others, resulting in reduced anxiety. During labor, your body usually produces a chemical called oxytocin. The chemical helps in progressing the labor. However, if you have high stress, it might affect the production of oxytocin. In such cases, Hypnobirthing is a boon, as it reduces the stress thereby increasing the production of oxytocin.
- Managing stress also makes the delivery process shorter.
- Practicing Hypnobirthing – be it using a CD or a book or through a class – will help you in feeling more prepared and staying in control when the labor starts.
- It is also known to reduce the postnatal depression that women usually undergo right after giving birth.
Sciences say that Hypnobirthing has many advantages. It might avoid the absolute need for medicines that are needed to kill the labor pain. Some women have even said that they felt absolutely zero pain while giving birth!
Some other women have also claimed that this process shortens the delivery process, which is an amazing thing as you will not have to suffer from the pains.
Labor pains are no one’s favorite and every woman tries to avoid it as much as possible. It is such that sometimes it can even lead to the death of women while giving birth. In such cases, Hypnobirthing comes as a boon as it can reduce the labor pain and also shorten the delivery process for a smoother and easy delivery.