Relaxation and hypnosis calms women in labour

Can women really be relaxed in labour? Below is proof this incredible image shows a near constant heart rate during labour for this mums homebirth. You can see in the trace above her heart beat, energy and duration of labour. The most striking thing is that throughout her labour her heart rate actually went down apart from a tiny increase during the birth. Her heart rate and level of energy expenditure where high in the beginning (what we term the excitement phase) when she was ...
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