Labor and delivery pains are some of the most excruciating pains that a human being can experience. As such, women have relied on different methods like epidurals, water baths, and Lamaze breathing techniques to make the experience more bearable. Now, hospitals are reporting surging interest in another method, hynobirthing.
Hypnobirthing is a form of self-hypnosis where women learn to relax themselves during childbirth. In fact, it has become so popular that one hospital in the U.K. is reporting that as many as 1,000 pregnant women will use it during 2015. Accordingly, a good number of midwives are also learning the technique. The practice has largely been on the rise due to word of mouth. It helped the early adopters manage their pain, and these women and their midwives shared the positive results with others.
Hypnobirthing could also be helping the birthing process itself, as the hospital noted that the women who relaxed themselves this way had an 80 percent rate of normal births compared to a general figure of 60 percent.
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