Hypnosis Therapy for Childbirth:
Hypnosis is also used to make labor more comfortable, help prepare for the transition to motherhood, turn breech babies, and process the loss of a child,
- A 2003 study shows that women who were consecutively taught self-hypnosis in preparation for childbirth used fewer epidurals. Only 36% of patients who used self-hypnosis techniques needed epidurals, compared to 53% of the control group that did not learn self-hypnosis.
- A 2011 study shows that hypnosis can reduce active labor time by 98 minutes for first-time mothers.
WEISHAAR, BRENDA B. "AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL HYPNOSIS." A COMPARISON OF LAMAZE AND HYPNOSIS IN THE MANAGEMENT OF LABOR: : VOL 28, NO 4. TAYLOR & FRANCIS ONLINE, 21 SEPT. 2011. WEB. 27 SEPT. 2016.
"I was terrified of birth and had the lowest pain tolerance of anyone I knew. I wasn't set on natural birth but I ended up not needing any pain medication and had three beautiful births with Stacy's recording that she and I created. Most importantly she gave me the life-long skill of learning to relax deeply. I went from being a constantly anxious person to a calm person, and now a calm mom. What an incredible gift to have given me and my children. Thank you, Stacy!"
- Amy Anderson
"I went to see Stacy to help me with labor, which she did and it worked to have a calm, natural birth. But even more than the help she gave me during that 12 hours, was the life-changing transformation she helped me achieve that will benefit me and my kids for our lifetimes. She helped me heal the emotional baggage I had been avoiding and knew I wouldn't have time to address for awhile as a new mom. My fear of being a mother went away. I am such a better person, wife and mother and I didn't pass along all of my emotional baggage on to my kids! My work with Stacy was the most important preparation I did before the baby came."
- Renee Wilder