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Joyful Birthing...Using Hypnobabies

Posted on January 25th, 2013 by | 3 views
By Kerry Tuschhoff, HCHI, CHt, CI

Unlike most natural childbirth preparation programs, the philosophy of Hypnobabies is that labor does not have to be painful at all; indeed it can be quite enjoyable to many women as they experience wave after wave of contractions feeling mostly pressure and baby movement sensations. When preparing for childbirth, I find that women are often consumed by fear; fear of the unpredictability of the birthing process itself, fear of pain during labor and sometimes even fear of becoming a mother or the effects of adding another child to their family. One of the main advantages of using hypnosis to prepare for your baby’s birth is being able to explore those fears and literally eradicate them yourself, through Fear Clearing sessions. There are also many positive suggestions throughout childbirth hypnosis sessions that create a calm, relaxed attitude and confidence regarding how smoothly and easily your birthing process will be, from the inside out. This literally re-creates your inner belief systems about childbirth and programs them to only positive expectations for labor, which makes a huge difference. It is software for your mind!

Does it take more of a time commitment to practice Hypnobabies than other methods? Probably so, since you will need to hear your hypnotic suggestions every day to make sure your inner mind continues it’s “computer re-programming.” This, however is the easiest thing that you will do as you prepare for your baby’s birth; easier than picking out that car seat! What could be better than getting into a fully relaxed position once a day and listening to wonderful imagery about how easy and comfortable your baby’s birth will be, and drifting into an amazingly relaxed dream-type state for about 35 minutes? Sounds lovely to me and yes, that’s all it takes to have a much safer, easier and more comfortable natural childbirth experience.

Critics of hypnotic childbirth wonder whether using hypnosis during labor distances a woman from her baby and her birthing experience. In my experience of observing my own Hypnobabies students as they give birth and interviewing them afterward, it is very much the opposite. Women are much more in tune with their babies and their own bodies, completely aware of everything that is going on inside and around them, yet their inner focus is on relaxation and complete physical comfort. How is this possible? That inner computer has been programmed to help her remain focused and calm, physically comfortable and relaxed at all times, and now executes its program with ease. Our minds are truly amazing and can indeed provide us with so many benefits if we would only take advantage!

There are those who say that the pain of natural childbirth is “empowering”, a “rite of passage” and for some women that may be true, but for many who have had their babies without drugs and have been severely traumatized by the intensity of their pain, this is not so. Fortunately, women now have a choice. They can experience an unmedicated childbirth without having to suffer, and at Hypnobabies, that’s’ why we do everything we do. We are extremely committed to helping each Hypno-mom have the birth of her dreams so that she can not only look forward to her baby’s birth, she can actually enjoy it, and then go on to tell other women as well as her own children how joyful childbirth can be. This legacy is one of true empowerment and love, and has already begun to heal those in need of a better way to give birth.

Our Mission Statement at Hypnobabies is to positively change the way women give birth, they way babies are born and the way natural childbirth is perceived. We are all dedicated to these goals and we eat, drink and breathe our passion to achieve them! If there is anything we can do to help you along your birthing journey, please feel free to contact us, and ……..Enjoy your beautiful birth!

Kerry Tuschhoff, HCHI, CHt, CI is a Certified Hypnotherapist, Childbirth Educator, and Founder/Director of Hypnobabies Network in Cypress, CA. 
She teaches Hypnobabies Instructor Training Courses, Hypno-Doula Workshops, Pregnancy Nutrition and Breastfeeding workshops, Birth Hypnosis Specialty Courses and gives seminars in her community on natural pregnancy and childbirth options. 
Kerry also created the Hypnobabies Home Study Course for women who need self-study options for hypnotic childbirth, and is the author of The Introduction to Childbirth Hypnosis Workbook for Professionals, and The Hypnobabies Hypno-Doula Workbook.
The foremost expert in Hypnosis for Childbirth, she is also an international conference speaker and lecturer.
Kerry can be reached at: (714) 952-BABY (2229). 
e-mail:  [email protected]

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