Self-Hypnosis: Alternative Anesthesia for Childbirth

@article{Ketterhagen2002SelfHypnosisAA,
  title={Self-Hypnosis: Alternative Anesthesia for Childbirth},
  author={Debra Ketterhagen and Leona Vandevusse and Margaret A Berner},
  journal={MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing},
  year={2002},
  volume={27},
  pages={335-340}
}
The purpose of this article is to inform nurses about the use of self-hypnosis in childbirth. Hypnosis is a focused form of concentration. Self-hypnosis is one form of hypnosis in which a certified practitioner or therapist teaches an individual to induce his or her own state of altered consciousness. When used for childbirth pain, the primary aim of self-hypnosis is to help the woman maintain control by managing anxiety and discomfort though inducing a focused state of relaxation. Before the… Expand
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