Hypnosis For Pregnancy and Childbirth
Using hypnosis to relax and to release any stress and tension during pregnancy and birth is not simply a matter of babying yourself but it is actually good for you and your baby. Although some people have weird concepts on hypnosis whether during pregnancy or on the actual birthing process, this technique is actually one of the most effective ways for you to experience a healthier and more comfortable pregnancy and to help intensify that satisfying experience of giving birth while maintaining a relaxed body. So, make your pregnancy and birth more comfortable for you, here is hypnosis to the rescue!
Hypnosis in early pregnancy is a very useful relaxation tool. This is designed mainly to facilitate “focused concentration”. It is a learned response to the mind which will enable you to achieve your desired outcome like anxiety or pain control. Since first trimester discomforts like nausea or morning sickness, unusual tiredness, and emotional highs and lows can leave you feeling restless, uncomfortable, and anxious, hypnosis can be used to help you relax and release the tension or stress that you are feeling. In most cases, within one or two sessions, you will notice that the feelings of nausea already subsided. But not only that, your baby benefits as well. When your baby is monitored, you will be glad to know how relaxed the baby is even at this early stage of pregnancy.
Unlike in the first trimester, the second trimester of pregnancy is relatively uneventful. So, during this time, you are given in depth understanding on how hypnosis can help you during the third trimester and the actual birthing process. This also gives the hypnotherapist ample time to increase depth of trance and teach self-hypnosis.
When you enter the third trimester, you will feel more minor discomforts as compared to the previous stages of pregnancy. From heartburn, hemorrhoids, backache, headaches, aching joints, blood pressure, fluctuation in temperature, up to aching of the breasts, all these discomforts will leave you feeling more tired and uneasy because of the increased weight as the baby grows. But then again, there is hypnosis to the rescue! Hypnosis can help control all these discomforts and in most cases, completely remove them. And by also using this technique, your mind will be kept occupied using visualization of the birth without pain, on which your perception of the contractions are altered from painful and prolonged to enjoyable tingling sensations in preparation for birth.
After nine months of waiting, your most awaited moment has finally arrived – the birth of your baby. But before you can actually see and touch your baby for the first time, you have to go through the pain of labor and delivery. Again, hypnosis comes to the rescue! This technique provides relaxation and relief from pain and fear.
In hypnosis, each contraction during the height of labor can serve as cue for you to go into a deep state of relaxation. Instead of feeling tensed during labor due to reactions to increasing pressure, pain, and anxiety, hypnosis will help you focus on positive feelings like excitement and joy to parenthood and your love for the baby which is gradually coming out. You must know that there is joy and fulfillment in childbirth and hypnosis will help you achieve this by providing relaxation.
Hypnosis can also empower you to eliminate tension and anxiety, which in turn relaxes the muscles of your uterus, thereby finding relief from pain and fear. With this technique, your mind can be kept occupied to other things, a part of which can be enjoying the beach as if you are floating in the water, while another part can hear every word and direction that is given to you during the process and participate on this in comfort and harmony. By simply imagining that you are on a vacation and that you are daydreaming while in fact you are really going through labor, you will realize later on that your labor seem so short and giving birth becomes a wonderful and pleasant experience.
Pregnancy and birth could really become more relaxing with hypnosis to the rescue. With your mind set towards a more positive direction, you will experience the more pleasing aspects of pregnancy and birth rather than the painful ones.