Hypnobirthing teaches you to achieve deep relaxation and eliminate fear, which causes tension and pain, it gives your birthing partner a vital role in the process, shortens the first phase of labour by several hours and keeps you feeling alert, fresh and energised during labour. It reduces the need for an episiotomy, empowers you with techniques to have a calm, gentle birth and teaches you breathing techniques.
Studies have shown, if a woman feels relaxed, safe and supported during labour, they are:
- 30% less likely to request pain relief
- 40% less likely to require a forceps delivery
- 50% less likely to have a Caearean
- 60% less likely to request an epidural