What is HypnoBirthing?
Birthing with Hypnosis teaches self-hypnosis in group or
along with evidenced based gentle birthing methods. The process is intended
to not only teach a specific technique that will help you to control,
and in many cases, completely eliminate pain; but to also educate and
inform you and your partner of practices which will facilitate a natural
birth. Most importantly it will allow you and your partner to make informed
choices as to how you would like to see your baby brought into the world.
Hypnosis will eliminate the fear with which most women in the western
world approach pregnancy and child birth. It is this fear which inhibits
your body's own natural ability to birth without medication. Hypnosis
does not remove you from the birthing process; which is a common misconception
about the nature of hypnosis.
In fact the opposite is true.
By breaking the
cycle of fear-tension-pain through knowledge and learned
relaxation through self hypnosis, birthing becomes the natural process
body is capable of. Instead of fear and pain your body's own natural
abilities to give birth take over. During labor you remain in a deep
state of relaxation.
Through training in self hypnosis you will be able to make positive
suggestions to yourself as to what to feel during each and every contraction.
You will be aware of your body's contractions, but will have predetermined
what you want to feel. Although your are in a self induced hypnotic
state, you remain awake and aware and are able to participate actively
in the baby's birth.
You and your birth companion learn to create an atmosphere of intimacy
and calm. Your birth companion has a specific and important role in
supporting your practice of self hypnosis by learning a specific technique
for enhancing your hypnotic state.
Hypnobirthing and evidenced based information about birthing practices
places you and your birth companion in control of your birthing experience.
Together you prepare a birthing plan based on the best sources of information
for evidence based practices in childbirth. The concept of medically
indicated, versus elective or routine intervention, is thoroughly explored.
You and your birth companion receive support in discussing your complete
birthing plan with your care giver.
We invite you to email
Angela Fox at
or call at 646 519 1076 to explore your
questions or concerns.
If you are sure Hypnobirthing is for you, you
may schedule for classes on-line
or call the office for individual
is taught in Group & Individual sessions.
These Sessions may also be
Birthing With Hypnosis
West 20th Street, Suite 311
New York, NY 10011
Please call 1 800
414 6274 or (646) 519 1076