Mind over matter: Inside hypnobirthing

  title={Mind over matter: Inside hypnobirthing},
  author={Christian Wright and Sadie Geraghty},
In order to examine hypnotherapy, the psycho-physiological science underpinning the practice is an important issue and is significant for the use of hypnotherapy by women in labour and birth. Contemporary literature regarding hypnotherapy and its’ side effects and limitations focuses on the culture inherent in hypnotherapy ideology, whilst the pertinent ethical issues that arise and question its alignment with the contemporary midwifery perspective are an important factor within midwifery… Expand


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  • Medicine, Computer Science
  • The Journal of Perinatal Education
  • 2015
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  • Medicine
  • BJOG : an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology
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Hypnosis for pain management during labour and childbirth.
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