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Hypnosis for Childbirth Research : A Brief Overview

  title={Hypnosis for Childbirth Research : A Brief Overview},
  author={Alice A. Martin and Paul G. Schauble and S H Rai and Robert W. Curry and Brann Lr and Guzvica Sa and Judy Davidson and Hao Ty and Li Yh and Yao Sf and T M Harmon and Lynne M. Hornyak and Joseph P. Green and M W Jenkins and Pritchard and Cyna Am Andrew and M Robinson and Js Crowther and Ca Baghurst and Pamela Turnbull and David Wicks and Granville Christiaan Whittle},
Effect of hypnosis on length of labour Hao et al (1997) in China measured the effect of nursing suggestions to labouring women and recommends that the conversation of the nurses be "controlled carefully for the purpose of advancing the birth process". This randomised control trial examined 60 first time mothers with a matched control group of 60 first time mothers and found a statistically significant reduction in the lengths of the first and second stages of labour. 


The effects of hypnosis on the labor processes and birth outcomes of pregnant adolescents.
Research studies from around the world have shown that the use of hypnosis for childbirth results in shorter labors and reduced use of pain medication, and higher Apgar scores.
Comparison of hypnosis with conventional relaxation for antenatal and intrapartum use: a feasibility study in general practice.
  • L. Brann, S. Gužvica
  • Medicine, Psychology
    The Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
  • 1987
The hypnosis group were more satisfied with labour than the psychoprophylaxis group and they reported other benefits of hypnosis, for example, reduction in anxiety and help with getting to sleep.
Self-Hypnosis: Alternative Anesthesia for Childbirth
It is important that nurses learn about self-hypnosis to be able to inform pregnant women fully about all pain control options and to maximize the benefits for the woman choosing hypnosis.
[Clinical study on shortening the birth process using psychological suggestion therapy].
  • T. Hao, Y. Li, S. Yao
  • Psychology
    Zhonghua hu li za zhi = Chinese journal of nursing
  • 1997
It is suggested that the conversation concerning about the evaluation of individual birth process between the mother-to-be and nurse should be controlled carefully for the purpose of advancing of birth process.
Improved obstetric outcomes using hypnotic analgesia and skill mastery combined with childbirth education.
It is proposed that repeated skill mastery facilitated the effectiveness of hypnosis in the study, and Hypnotically prepared, hypnotically treated women had lower depression scores after birth than women in the other 3 groups.
Antenatal Self-hypnosis for Labour and Childbirth: A Pilot Study
The clinical findings are consistent with recent meta-analyses showing beneficial outcomes associated with the use of hypnosis in childbirth and adequately powered, randomized trials are required to further elucidate the effects of hypnotherapy.
The use of hypnosis in labor and delivery : a preliminary study
Whether the use of self-hypnosis by low-risk obstetric patients leads to fewer technologic interventions during their deliveries or greater satisfaction of parturients with their delivery experience or both is investigated.
An Assessment of the Value of Hypnosis in Pregnancy and Labour*
An assessment of the effect of autohypnosis on 70 pregnant women and the effect, if any, of mental and physical relaxation on the course of labour, particularly with regard to the duration of labour and the need for chemical analgesia.
Hypnosis: practical applications and theoretical considerations in normal labour
Assessment of the effects of hypnotherapy on the first and second stages of labour in a large group of pregnant women found it to be beneficial for mothers and babies.
The effect of a prenatal hypnotherapeutic programme on postnatal maternal psychological well‐being
The aim of the current study was to evaluate the effect of a prenatal hypnotherapeutic programme on the postnatal psychological well‐being of first‐time mothers. The developed programme integrated