Hypnobirthing-Does it work?

Hypnobirthing or using hypnosis to create a positive birth environment is growing in popularity.  More and more pregnant women are looking for a healthy alternative to the more conventional use of epidurals and other types of anesthesia.  Many find that by using hypnosis they feel comfortable and some even recall the experience as pleasant.

According to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal more and more women are asking to skip anesthesia in preparation for childbirth.  Hypnosis is a state of deep relaxation in which a person is more susceptible to the power of suggestion.  In hypnosis you can also alter the brains perception of certain senses.  According to Dr. David Spiegel psychiatry professor at Stanford University, hypnosis can also be used for pain management, weight loss and smoking cessation.

I work with clients in my Atlanta, Georgia office to create a comfortable birth process.  I have a 5 session program to teach my clients  deep relaxation, slow breathing patterns and self-guided release of endorphins (the body’s natural relaxants),
which enables the  mother to enjoy an unmedicated, safe and gentle birthing for her baby.

Hypnobirthing is taken from the work of obstetrician, Dr. Grantly Dick-Read (who published his book Childbirth Without Fear in 1944).  It  teaches the  mother to understand and release the Fear-Tension-Pain Syndrome which so often is the cause of pain and discomfort during the birthing process.

Hypnobirthing works incredibly well for most women and is another welcome addition to a fast growing field of less medicated interventions for childbirth.

Fertility and Hypnosis

 hypnosis can have a huge impact on a mother’s ability to conceive.   Infertility is a growing problem. Whether it is related to toxins in the environment or because more couples are waiting to have their first child until they are in there late 30’s and early 40’s, there is a growing population of the “infertile”. More and more couples are now turning to hypnosis as a way to overcome issues relating to their fertility

There are many reasons why hypnosis is helpful with fertility. It is obvious to many that the mind and the body interact. What they might not be aware of is exactly the degree of that interaction and the power that can be gained over the physiology with hypnosis. An obvious example is when we panic: we begin to sweat and our hearts beat faster as adrenaline is pumped into our blood. Meanwhile, Indian mystics can actually control the rate at which their hearts beat. In a similar way, a woman’s mental and emotional state can control the hormone balance in her body. This, in turn, controls the woman’s ability to become pregnant.
A large part of the problem with many people is they have an underlying fear of some aspect of pregnancy or simply a negative attitude about their ability to conceive. It is important for the woman to feel totally confident in her ability to conceive and to clear out any fears which place a mental and therefore physical obstacle to becoming pregnant. Fear of having a miscarriage is just one of the fears that can effectively create an obstacle to conception.
Hypnosis has also been proven in some clinical studies to double the success rate of IVF procedures. The reason hypnosis makes such a dramatic difference is not fully known but the body can be made to relax more completely and this makes all the hormone systems work more effectively. You can also relax the uterus which then allows for the egg to be implanted more easily.

So whether you are having a fertility procedure or simply want to clear out fears and negativity regarding becoming pregnant call Inga Chamberlain and find out if hypnosis is right for you. the fear that is attached to a particular trigger. Things like fear of flying, spiders, heights, elevators are all effectively relieved through hypnotherapy and NLP. Why not harness the power you already have within, your subconscious mind? Call Inga Chamberlain for more information at 770-560-4861 and author. Her book “The Power of Choice” is expected to be out in late 2010.