Expectant mothers often experience fear of giving birth due to past experience or the stories told by others. Using self-hypnosis and guided imagery techniques before and during childbirth can allow a relaxed and natural childbirth that allow women to use their natural abilities to bring about safer, easier, and more comfortable birthing.
The overall effect of practicing Hypno-Birthing techniques is that birthing parents are better able to appreciate the benefits of calm, gentle birthing, making the experience a joyful one for mother, baby, and birth companion—benefits that can last a life time.
This involves several sessions prior to going into labour to learn the techniques used assist the mother to release all prior programming about birth to free herself of limiting thoughts and emotions that lead to pain-causing fear and resistant muscles. When giving birth using hypnosis, a mother is not in a trance or asleep but instead in a state of deep relaxation—awake, aware, and fully in control.