HypnoBirthing for a Planned C-section

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Can HypnoBirthing be beneficial to someone who has special circumstances or who must have a C-section? From an article by Sharon Gourlay Sacred Beginning, Ohio   HypnoBirthing is beneficial for mums who require a c-section! Women who must have a c-section birth have used the HypnoBirthing® techniques throughout their pregnancies and found HypnoBirthing® helps in several different ways: Prenatal Bonding HypnoBirthing® encourages you to connect with your unborn child, embracing...
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Delayed cord clamping: when to clamp the cord

In most hospitals the clamping and cutting of the umbilical cord is typically performed within 30 seconds of birth, sometimes sooner. This is done because immediate cord clamping is generally believed to reduce the mother's risk of excess bleeding (post partum haemorrage) and the baby's risk of jaundice … but this practice may actually be detrimental to the baby's health. When a baby is born it must transfer from receiving oxygen from the placenta to receiving oxygen from its...
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Waterbirth – Myths and Realities

Common misconceptions about water births Wont the baby drown? No, babies do not drown if they are born underwater. They live in a watery environment for 9-10 months until labour heralds their transition from the uterus to the air-filled world outside. The stimulus to breath at birth occurs when the baby is exposed to air, plus the dramatic change of temperature, noise and light. During a waterbirth this occurs when the baby is lifted up out of the water. His umbilical cord, his...
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Vaginal Exams(VE): who needs them in labour?

This is an extract from a great article by Nurturing Hearts Birth Services on vaginal/cervical exams: Vaginal Exams - when are they neccesary in labour? I get the call ... I head over to the family’s home and she wants her cervix checked. And I wonder…why? Is it to prove to me that she’s in labor? I believe her…and I doubt that’s the main reason. The main reason women want their cervix checked in labor is to prove to THEM they are in labor! They can’t just let it be w...
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Doula Stats

Did you know by just having a doula present at your birth there is: 50% reduction in Cesarean delivery 25% decrease in the length of labour for first time mothers 60% decrease in requests for an epidural 40% decrease in the use of artificial oxytocin 30% decrease in the use of forceps a decrease in the use of pain relief medications (narcotics) Know you understand why this famous statement was made: "If a doula were a drug, it would be unethical not to use it - John H. Kennel...
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Hypnosis cuts caesarean birth rate

HypnoBirthing Mongan Method in Brisbane
As the NHS is funding research into the use of hypnosis and birth (the SHIP tirial), a detailed survey of more than 1250 women who learnt self hypnosis as part of their birth preparation, indicates that these techniques will lead to a significant reduction in caesarean sections. The findings from the online survey are being presented at the 1st World Congress of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Andrology (WCOGA 2011) to be held at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London, during March 20-23. ...
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The Birth of Indigo – 2011

After completing HypnoBirthing with Bree, I was relaxed and empowered and no longer fearful of the unknown of giving birth. This was extremely beneficial in the weeks that followed my due date as I was receiving a lot of pressure from the hospital to be induced, however after learning the process of induction from Bree this was the last thing I wanted to do. I ended up being 21 days over my EDD when I went into labour naturally and gave birth to my gorgeous baby girl. I had the most amazing b...
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