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HypnoBirthing in Popular Media
It has long been rumored that the Royal Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, used HypnoBirthing techniques for the births of their three children. The Duchess went home in just 7 hours after the birth of their third child; Kate looking more amazing than ever! Read the Article.
Her Royal Highness, Duchess Kate Middleton opens the world of possibilities for women in Australia and around the world to birth naturally! Read the Article.
The U.K.'s Independent reports upon HypnoBirthing and basic tenants that make it such a successful approach to natural, instinctual, physiological births that are calm, gentle, and peaceful. Read the Article.
Psychology Today reporter Steven Gurgevich, PhD discuses the possibilities of easier birth with self-hypnosis. This is exactly what HypnoBirthing teaches! Read the Article.
Research Articles Supporting the use of Hypnosis in Birth
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth peer reviewed journal published, "Benefits of preparing for childbirth with mindfulness training: a randomized control trial with active comparison" (May 2017). The authors write, "This study suggests mindfulness training carefully tailored to address fear and pain of childbirth may lead to important maternal mental health benefits, including improvements in childbirth-related appraisals and the prevention of postpartum depression symptoms. Read the Article.
The Journal of Maternal and Child Health released a report entitled, "The effectiveness of HypnoBirthing in reducing anxiety level during delivery" (2016). The authors conclude, "Hypnobirthing can effectively reduce anxiety among pregnant mothers during birth delivery." Read the Abstract and Download the article.
The Journal of Perinatal Education published, "Comparison of the Bradley Method and HypnoBirthing childbirth education classes" (2015). This is an interesting article that compares HypnoBirthing: The Mongan Method and the Bradley Method, two different forms of childbirth education and curriculums. I would argue that the author did not fully describe HypnoBirthing, as I would add that we do discuss nutrition, staying healthy, and special circumstances (although we don't harp on these topics). Still it is an interesting comparison of the two approaches. Read the Article.
In the British Journal of Anesthesia's published an article entitled, "Hypnosis for pain relief in Labour and childbirth: a systematic review" (July 2004). The authors of the article write, "... outcomes are consistently in favour of hypnosis (for childbirth)." Read the Article.