Decreasing Pain with Hypnosis for Childbirth
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Can hypnosis help with childbirth? Can anything help with childbirth?
Yes! Hypnosis is actually very effective for childbirth. It brings down your sensation of pain from a 10 down to 2. This is not just theoretical. I’ve had clients who report this, friends . . . I did HypnoBirthing myself and experienced this. It’s a wonderful class that I always recommend.
I use the 4-8 breathing that HypnoBirthing teaches for the last 11 years! It’s actually a yoga breath, but regardless, it’s wonderful to control pain. I use the breath for all kinds of medical exams. It’s so effective, but particularly for childbirth.
It would take the pain from an 8 to 2 when I could go into a trance and put myself into a relaxed state. When you do that, it’s a cue to the body to decrease your pain sensation. It’s a cue that everything is o.k.