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Hypnobirthing as a means to facilitate calmer, pain free easier births

by Inbal Sigler, HypnoBirthing Trainer, Doula, Yoga Teacher
  • Duration: 540 Mins
  • Credits: 0.5 CERP, 0.5 R-CERP, 0.05 Midwifery CEU
  • Learning Format: Webinar
  • Handout: No
  • Origin: Midwifery 2016

Research shows that Hypnobirthing (HB) techniques allow the birthing process to progress naturally. HB mothers require less drugs during birth, are calmer and can therefore process information and make decisions more efficiently in cases intervention is required. HB mothers also show lower rates of premature births and low birth infants. However, despite the increasing awareness in the world (and in the Netherlands where I live and work) to the existence of Hypnobirthing, I feel there is room for improvement in the inclusion of this method as a mainstream practice in the delivery room. Teaching Hypnobirthing techniques as part of the mainstream childbirth preparation courses and especially when combined with other relaxation techniques and prenatal yoga, can dramatically improve and facilitate the work of the midwives and the doctors, resulting in calmer mothers whose bodies work with the birthing process in harmony rather than against it (due to stress and pain).

Learning Objectives:

Objective 1: Increase the awareness of doctors and midwives to the existence and efficacy of Hypnobirthing
Objective 2: Examine case studies where Hypnobirthing has helped shorten birth time, reduce pain and avoid complications
Objective 3: Introduce the integrative approach to pregnancy and birth, utilizing various techniques to help women be more in control of their birthing
Objective 4: Advocate natural births (unless medically impossible)
Objective 5: Advocate Hypnobirthing as a means to handle complications better, even when they occur

Presentations: 18  |  Hours / CE Credits: 17.25  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks