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Boost your birthing experience

From: Healthy Habits and Innocent Indulgences,

21
March
2011
Boost your birthing experience

If you’ve got a baby-shaped due date arriving and you’re feeling a bit nervous about the birth itself, we’ve got some news that could be (whale) music to your ears. The NHS is funding research into the use of hypnotherapy as birth preparation, and a detailed survey of more than 1250 women has revealed that a staggering 95% felt that the techniques led to a more positive birthing experience.

The women surveyed listened to the multi-award winning Natal Hypnotherapy CDs throughout their pregnancy and the results indicate that they then experienced a less painful, more positive and less interventionist birth, with only a 15% caesarean rate – 10% lower than the national average. 89% also reported that the CDs helped them overcome any fears related to the birth and 61% were able to manage the pain during labour.

The fact that the NHS is now backing clinical trials into hypnotherapy and childbirth is a significant step forward for the treatment, which has had to fight off a lot of scepticism about its legitimate use as an alternate to the traditional reliance on drugs. Furthermore, over 2,300 midwives and birth professionals are now recommending Natal Hypnotherapy techniques as a normal part of ante-natal care.

If this has grabbed your attention (don’t worry, we’re not sending any hypno-vibes through your computer screen), we’ve got all the information you could need about hypnotherapy, along with a long list of all the venues offering the treatment near you. If you’re lucky, you could even find a wellness centre deal to make the process even lighter on your pocket – leaving you with a few extra pennies to spend on those adorable little baby grows...

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