A number of women have experienced caesarean or C-section delivery and God knows how painful it is! This experience leaves women terrified to get pregnant again because they don’t want to go through the same pain once again. What if we tell you that there is a successful way that guarantees a natural delivery after a c-section?! Read on to know more about Hypnobirthing!
What Is It?
Hypnobirthing’s main aim is to help women cope with any fear that may arise during childbirth. It includes various self-hypnosis and relaxation techniques to help relax your body before and during labor. The main concept is that when the body and mind are in a state of complete relaxation, childbirth will happen faster and with less pain because the body will not resist a natural process.
How Does It Work?
Hypnobirthing is all about relaxation. However, in all the potential labor chaos, how can you be in a calm state? Well, there are several different techniques that Hypnobirthing is based on. Controlled breathing is one of the most effective techniques that can put you in a calm state. All you have to do is to inhale to the count of seven and exhale to the count of seven. Focusing on positive, happy thoughts is also an effective method to help you deliver naturally without pain. For example, try to use words like “wave” or “surge” instead of “contractions” as a way of showing positivity.
How to Begin?
As soon as you know you’re pregnant, you have to talk to your doctor about Hypnobirthing and if they’re not familiar with this technique, you can find many doctors who are experienced in Hypnobirthing. Basically, you will take classes, either face-to-face or online, that show you how to relax by listening to your favorite song or calming music. Your doctor can also use visualization techniques in which you can watch your favorite movie or cute animal photos to keep you distracted from the pain. You can also combine these classes with any form of relaxing technique you’re familiar with, such as yoga.
It is important to remember and know that your body is capable of delivering your baby naturally. You just have to trust this natural process and welcome it so everything else becomes easier for you.