Hypnotherapy for Pregnancy and Birthing

The main objective of this book is to present scripts which will help a hypnotherapist (or hypnobirthing teacher) to use hypnosis effectively for pregnancy and birthing. I have written this book specifically for hypnotherapists ...

Hypnotherapy for Pregnancy and Birthing

This practical volume provides resources and guidance for practising hypnotherapy with pregnant women and their birthing partners. Hypnotherapy for Pregnancy and Birthing begins with an overview of the topic and discusses a range of complex issues and vulnerabilities that might arise during sessions, before moving onto setting up and running group and/or individual sessions. Then, presenting techniques to work with pregnancy and birthing draws on a range of methodologies including solution-focused, metaphors (Ericksonian), Gestalt therapy, benefits approach and regression therapy. It covers: • Hypnosis, pregnancy and birthing • Getting into trance and relaxation • Breathing • Practising self-hypnosis and working on issues • Preparing for birthing • Bonding with baby • Working with worries, fears and phobias • Dealing with trauma and the unexpected • Loss and bereavement • Ego boosting. Containing over 70 customisable scripts and designed to stimulate reflection, this book is a valuable resource for student, newly qualified and experienced hypnotherapists working with pregnancy and birthing.

Hypnobirthing

HypnoBirthing is nature, not manipulation. It relaxes the mind in order to let the body work as it is designed.

Hypnobirthing

"Move over, Lamaze. HypnoBirthers say their form of deep relaxation takes the panting and pain out of labor." -Time Magazine HypnoBirthing®: A Celebration of Life Childbirth is not something to be feared; it is a natural expression of life. With HypnoBirthing, your pregnancy and childbirth will become the gentle, life-affirming process it was meant to be. In this easy-to-understand guide, HypnoBirthing founder Marie Mongan explodes the myth of pain as a natural accompaniment to birth. She proves through sound medical information that it is not our bodies but our culture that has made childbirth a moment of anguish, and that when we release the fear of birth, a fear that is keeping our bodies tense and closed, we will also release the pain. HypnoBirthing is nature, not manipulation. It relaxes the mind in order to let the body work as it is designed. The HypnoBirthing exercises—positive thinking, relaxation, visualization, breathing and physical preparation—will lead to a happy and comfortable pregnancy, even if you are currently unsure of an intervention-free birth. Your confidence, trust and happy anticipation will in turn lead to the peaceful, fulfilling and bonding birth that is your right as a mother. More than 10,000 happy couples have had their lives changed for the better by HypnoBirthing. More than 500 news organizations—including Good Morning America, The Today Show, Dateline, The Richard & Judy Show, Time, Newsweek, Parenting and Better Homes & Gardens—have joined the movement for better birthing. Why is HypnoBirthing changing the way the world gives birth? That's simple. Because it works.

Mindful Hypnobirthing

With stories from women who have successfully used the tools in this book, and downloadable hypnosis and relaxation tracks, discover how to: - use your mind and body together to stay focused and in control - draw on visualisation and ...

Mindful Hypnobirthing

Hypnotherapist and experienced doula Sophie Fletcher shares with you the secrets to having a safe and positive birth experience. Using a powerful combination of mindfulness, hypnosis and relaxation techniques, Sophie will ensure you feel genuinely excited and completely prepared for birth. With stories from women who have successfully used the tools in this book, and downloadable hypnosis and relaxation tracks, discover how to: - use your mind and body together to stay focused and in control - draw on visualisation and breathing techniques to help birth progress - feel positive and empowered, before, during and after you give birth Reassuring, practical and based entirely on what works, Mindful Hypnobirthing is your essential guide to having a calm and confident birth experience.

Hypnobirth

Written by two experienced practitioners, this is the first evidence-based practice book for medical professionals on this subject.

Hypnobirth

Maternity services and choices for labour and birth are fast evolving. Hypnobirth involves preparation for childbirth using tried and tested hypnotherapy techniques in harmony with midwifery best practices and increasing numbers of women are turning to the technique. Written by two experienced practitioners, this is the first evidence-based practice book for medical professionals on this subject. Chapters include coverage of: What hypnosis is and the history of hypnobirth The power of the mind and the effect of language Relaxation and breathing techniques The neocortex and hormones Birth partners, relationships, women's advocates and primary supporters Throughout the book the authors provide health professionals working in clinical midwifery practice with information and evidence-based findings to support the use of hypnobirth. The book includes case studies, scripts and reflective questions to encourage a deeper understanding of the techniques and issues and to engage and inspire the reader. Hypnobirthis essential reading for midwives, obstetricians, student midwives, doulas and any practitioner involved in preparing and supporting pregnant women for labour.

HypnoBirthing Fourth Edition

This work draws on self-hypnosis, guided imagery and special breathing techniques the hypnobirthing method can bring about an easier birth, free of the drugs that can harm the mother and the baby.

HypnoBirthing  Fourth Edition

Takes the pregnant woman through the techniques and philosophy of a new form of gentle birthing. This work draws on self-hypnosis, guided imagery and special breathing techniques the hypnobirthing method can bring about an easier birth, free of the drugs that can harm the mother and the baby.

The Queen Charlotte s Hospital Guide to Pregnancy Birth

Homeopathy can be used during labour and childbirth to promote the natural process of birth and to minimise some of ... on hypnosis and hypnotherapy see the section on Alternative Therapies and Medicines During Pregnancy in the chapter ...

The Queen Charlotte s Hospital Guide to Pregnancy   Birth

This book is a practical, sympathetic and complete guide to having a baby - from conception to delivery. Written in association with Britain's leading maternity hospital, it draws on the wide experience of the hospital's doctors and midwives and also contains insightful comments from parents themselves. Organised on a week-by-week basis and illustrated throughout, this comprehensive book shows step-by-step how the baby develops and what changes the mother will experience. It tells you how you may be feeling both phyically and emotionally and when, how to choose the right nutrition and exercise at various times of the pregnancy, how to prepare for the birth and the choices available to you, what to expect during labour and the options for pain relief, care after birth and much more. The very first book of its kind to obtain such a unique endorsement, The Queen Charlotte's Hospital Guide to Pregnancy and Birth answers every question parents might ask and promises to become the definitive book on this important subject.

Birth

Countdown to Optimal - Inspiration and Information for Pregnant Women Sylvie Donna. Women are constantly bombarded with all ... Is there anybody you would refuse, if they came to you wanting hypnotherapy for pregnancy and childbirth?

Birth

A book for pregnant women who would prefer to give birth with as little intervention as possible, so as to make things as good as possible for both themselves and their babies. The 'countdown' takes the reader through 10 key topics, and all discussion of issues is supplemented with birth stories and comments from all kinds of women and professionals too. The tone is practical, reassuring and even inspirational because the many positive birth stories show how it's possible to have a really happy, healthy experience of birth. Contributions come from Janet Balaskas (the woman who realised we're better off not lying down when we give birth!), Michel Odent (pioneer of water births) and Bill Bryson (the travel writer)... as well as from many other experts and 'ordinary' but extraordinary mothers, who made this book possible. The advice is based on current research evidence and in any cases where the evidence is controversial the research and relevant issues are discussed in an optional extra 'notes' section at the back of the book. There is a comprehensive Glossary of pregnancy terms and a user-friendly Index, so as to make it an optimally useful book in all sense of the word. In short, this is a handbook which could make a real difference to a pregnant woman's experience and also to that of her baby. A comment from an antenatal teacher: "What every woman will want to know, put simply and clearly." A comment from a midwife, perinatal researcher and adjunct professor (Betty-Anne Daviss): "Sylvie has created a prescription for healthy birth in a 10-step approach to keep parents focused on what is important in a potentially disastrous birth environment... She has... provided us with a book that encapsulates anything you wanted to know about keeping your birth normal and healthy..." And a comment from a mother: "Had a very late night Friday as I could not put your book down. Wow!"

The Hypnobirthing Book

Childbirth can be an empowering and positive experience that you treasure for the rest of your life. Hypnobirthing teaches simple and gentle techniques that have a profound effect.

The Hypnobirthing Book

Childbirth can be an empowering and positive experience that you treasure for the rest of your life. Hypnobirthing teaches simple and gentle techniques that have a profound effect.

Hypnobirth

A HISTORY OF HYPNOBIRTH The use of hypnosis during pregnancy and childbirth goes back for more than a century (Brown ... However, the forms and purposes of the hypnotherapy varied greatly, depending on the philosophy of hypnosis of each ...

Hypnobirth

Hypnobirth: Theories and Practice for Healthcare Professionals is a guide for healthcare providers who work with expecting mothers and their loved ones. Yulia Watters applies the theory and application of Milton Erickson to hypnosis during pregnancy, childbirth, and post-partum, including an overview of the history of hypnosis. Hypnobirth does not offer a magical way to a pain-free birth, but rather an understanding of how hypnosis can address certain symptoms as well as unexpected circumstances associated with pregnancy and delivery. Healthcare professionals will develop a deeper understanding of the potential of hypnosis and how to practice its tools on a daily basis, learning to view hypnosis as a state of mind and way of being, as well as acquiring concrete techniques for its implementation. This work is particularly important to healthcare professionals looking to learn about hypnosis and its specific tools which they can teach expectant mothers during pregnancy and birthing./span

Mother Baby Pregnancy Milestones

The idea behind hypnotherapy for pregnancy and birth– or hypnobirthing as it is sometimes known – is that you put yourselfin control ofyour labour and approach it with a different attitude. You use a different language, sorather than ...

Mother Baby  Pregnancy Milestones

Pregnancy is such an exciting and life-changing experience - but it can also be quite scary and overwhelming. All the conflicting advice and information might be intimidating, but now you can feel at ease knowing you have the expertise of Mother & Baby magazine behind you, plus contributions from a wide range of specialists - including a GP, a midwife, a fertility specialist, a nutrition consultant and a clinical psychologist, amongst others. Overflowing with up-to-the-minute medical advice, helpful hints and invaluable tips, Pregnancy Milestones is the only resource you need to navigate your pregnancy with confidence.

Effective Birth Preparation

A guide to birth preparation.

Effective Birth Preparation

A guide to birth preparation. It takes the reader step by step through mental, emotional and physical preparation for birth. It explains why birth has become such a traumatic affair in our culture and how an individual woman can break out of this fear based birth culture and prepare for the birth in a positively and confidently.

HypnoBirthing

Using the HypnoBirthing method will lead to a happy and comfortable pregnancy and provide a life-changing experience for the new family. Embracing HypnoBirthing helps to shorten birthing and recovery time.

HypnoBirthing

HypnoBirthing is a celebration of life - through mindfully embracing a natural delivery you can discover a closer connection with your unborn baby. Birth can be joyful if you have confidence in yourself and your instincts. Marie Mongan shows you how to take control of one of the most important events of your life. Pain does not have to be the accompaniment to birth. The fear of pain can keep the body tense and closed, but HypnoBirthing will help you to let go of this fear. Once you have learnt how your body works, you can apply relaxation techniques to work with your body rather than against it. These simple methods for relaxing the mind during birth will provide you with the skills to make birth feel safe, calm and empowering. Using the HypnoBirthing method will lead to a happy and comfortable pregnancy and provide a life-changing experience for the new family. Embracing HypnoBirthing helps to shorten birthing and recovery time. Better and earlier bonding with the baby helps babies sleep better and feed more easily in their first weeks.

The Homebirth Handbook

Hypnobirthing and natal hypnotherapy are both terms you may come across if you are researching the use of hypnosis in pregnancy and labour. They are similar in that they both use professional hypnosis techniques to teach how relaxation, ...

The Homebirth Handbook

The majority of babies throughout the world are born at home and it is mainly in developed countries (and mostly in the past few decades) that going to hospital to have your baby has become the norm. This is all set to change as more and more evidence comes to light about the positive outcomes of homebirths. With inspirational stories from women who have had successful homebirth experiences, you'll find out: -Why women are perfectly designed to give birth -What the evidence says about the best place to give birth -The myths surrounding childbirth at home -How to plan for a homebirth and what you need on the day -What your choices of pain relief are -What the possible risks and complications might be Practical and reassuring, The Homebirth Handbook provides all the information you need to feel completely prepared and excited to welcome your baby in the comfort and safety of your own home.

HypnoBirthing Fourth Edition

This is not hocus-pocus; this is science.

HypnoBirthing  Fourth Edition

HypnoBirthing® has gained momentum around the globe as a positive and empowering method of childbirth. In fact, more than 25,000 books were sold in 2014 through the author's website alone, and according to Nielsen BookScan, over 70,000 were sold through reporting retailers since its publication in 2005. Here's why: HypnoBirthing helps women to become empowered by developing an awareness of the instinctive birthing capability of their bodies. It greatly reduces the pain of labor and childbirth; frequently eliminates the need for drugs; reduces the need for caesarian surgery or other doctor-controlled birth interventions; and it also shortens birthing and recovery time, allowing for better and earlier bonding with the baby, which has been proven to be vital to the mother-child bond. What's more, parents report that their infants sleep better and feed more easily when they haven't experienced birth trauma. HypnoBirthing founder Marie Mongan knows from her own four births that it is not necessary for childbirth to be a terribly painful experience. In this book she shows women how the Mongan Method works and how parents they can take control of the greatest and most important event of their lives. So, why is birth such a traumatic event for so many women? And why do more than 40% of births now end in caesarian section, the highest percentage in history? The answer is simple: because our culture teaches women to fear birth as a painful and unsettling experience. Fear causes three physical reactions in the body—tightening of the muscles, reduced blood flow to the birthing muscles, and the release of certain hormones—which increase the pain and discomfort of childbirth. This is not hocus-pocus; this is science.

Birth Crisis

Self-hypnosis can be learned one-to-one from a hypnotherapist in pregnancy or from CDs aimed at overcoming fear associated with birth, learning deep relaxation and rhythmic breathing, building confidence in your body and developing ...

Birth Crisis

One new mother in twenty is diagnosed with traumatic stress after childbirth. In Birth Crisis Sheila Kitzinger explores the disempowerment and anxiety experienced by these women. Key topics discussed include: increasing intervention in pregnancy the shift in emphasis from relationships to technology in childbirth how family, friends and professional caregivers can reach out to traumatized mothers how women can work through stress to understand themselves more deeply and grow in emotional maturity how care and the medical system needs to be changed. Birth Crisis draws on mothers' voices and real-life experiences to explore the suffering after childbirth which has, until now, been brushed under the carpet. It is a fascinating and useful resource for student and practising midwives, all health professionals, and women and their families who want to learn how to overcome a traumatic birth.

Perspectives on Complementary and Alternative Medicine A Reader

Although herbal medicine is popularly in use within maternity services in the USA, where midwives prescribe a number of ... chiropractic, osteopathy, reflexology, shiatsu and hypnotherapy in pregnancy and labour (Families online, n.d.).

Perspectives on Complementary and Alternative Medicine  A Reader

Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is an emerging and increasingly popular group of treatments, therapies and philosophies of health and wellbeing. It is a fascinating and fast-changing area of social life, which also poses an interesting challenge to current healthcare delivery and policy making. This reader presents a lively and engaging collection of classic, controversial and new readings on CAM and covers issues including: changes in the way CAM is developing and being delivered holism and what this concept means to CAM practice changes in consumption and the health consumer that have lead to increased interest in CAM the safety and effectiveness of CAM treatments how integration is being achieved in contemporary society. The text provides insight into many of the current and complex issues surrounding CAM, and will appeal to everyone who is concerned with, or who has an interest in, complementary and alternative healthcare. The book will be essential reading for students of CAM, health studies, nursing, medicine and allied health subjects, as well as medical sociology and modern health policy.

Complementary Therapies in Maternity Care

It is a technique to be commenced during pregnancy and practised at home, rather than simply being applied in labour. “Hypnobirthing” is specific to preparation for childbirth and differs from hypnotherapy in that it taps into certain ...

Complementary Therapies in Maternity Care

The complete textbook on complementary therapies in maternity care, this book addresses how midwives and other birth professionals can use or advise on complementary therapies for pregnant, labouring and new mothers. Almost 90% of women may be using complementary therapies during pregnancy and birth, and increasingly midwives and doulas incorporate therapies into their care of women, so it is vital that they and other professionals in the maternity care field are aware of safe and appropriate use based on contemporary evidence. Therapies covered include acupuncture, herbal medicine, homeopathy, aromatherapy, reflexology, yoga, massage and hypnosis. This complete guide to complementary therapies in pregnancy and childbirth covers safety, effectiveness, evidence, benefits and risks, legal, ethical and professional issues based on accurate and up-to-date research.

BirthSkills For Mind Body Baby

As well as the direct benefits of using hypnotherapy during pregnancy to help you prepare for a calm, confident birthing, there are other things that you and your partner can do to help ensure you get the most from you hypnotherapy or ...

BirthSkills  For Mind  Body   Baby


Alternative Medicine Second Edition

HYPNOTHERAPY DURING PREGNANCY AND CHILDBIRTH Due to its proven ability to reduce stress and relieve pain, hypnotherapy is increasingly being used in the field of obstetrics (pregnancy and childbirth). The use of hypnotherapy to assist ...

Alternative Medicine  Second Edition

The "Bible" of Alternative Medicine Learn the health secrets that millions of readers have discovered in the book that is revolutionizing health care in the United States. Alternative Medicine: The Definitive Guide is packed with lifesaving information and alternative treatments from 400 of the world's leading alternative physicians. Our contributors (M.D.s, Ph.D.s, Naturopaths, Doctors of Oriental Medicine, and Osteopaths) offer the safest, most affordable, and most effective remedies for over 200 serious health conditions, from cancer to obesity, heart disease to PMS. This guide is easy enough to understand to make it perfect for home reference, while it would also make a fine resource for health care providers interested in learning more about alternative medicine. • 70% of Americans currently use some form of alternative medicine • This 1,136-page encyclopedia puts all the schools of alternative medicine-50 different therapies-under one roof • Highlights dozens of actual patient stories and physician treatments.

Mayes Midwifery E Book

Unfortunately, the evidence-base for reflexology in pregnancy and birth is limited; possibly because of the fact that ... Hypnotherapy is the clinical use of deep relaxation to access the subconscious mind, often likened to daydreaming.

Mayes  Midwifery E Book

A new edition of a classic textbook fully updated to meet the needs of today’s midwifery student. Now available for the first time in full color, the 15th edition of Mayes Midwifery has an enhanced artwork program and comes with an extensive website which provides 600 MCQs and wide selection of case studies and reflective activities; a downloadable image bank assists with essay and assignment preparation. New edition of a classic textbook updated and designed for today’s midwifery student! Chapters authored by experts in their field, including midwifery academics and clinicians as well as allied professionals such as researchers, physiotherapists, neonatal nurse specialists, social scientists and legal experts Evidence and research based throughout to help facilitate safe clinical practice Learning outcomes and key points help readers structure their study and recap on what they have learned Reflective activities encourage the application of theory to practice Contains practice based tools and checklists Presents and discusses the latest national and international guidelines Associated website with over 600 MCQs, reflective activities to encourage the application of theory to practice, case studies and additional learning tools Downloadable image bank to assist readers with essay preparation and other assignments Suitable for use in normal community and midwife led arenas, high tech environments and more rural areas of clinical practice Brand new design - incorporating helpful learning features - aids reader engagement and retention of facts Updated artwork program helps clarify complex physiological processes and other challenging concepts