The Use of Hypnosis in Labor and Delivery: A Preliminary Study

@inproceedings{Letts1993TheUO,
  title={The Use of Hypnosis in Labor and Delivery: A Preliminary Study},
  author={Pamela J. Letts and Philip R.A. Baker and James Ruderman and Karen Kennedy},
  year={1993}
}
ABSTRACT Self-hypnosis was taught to 87 obstetric patients (HYP) and was not taught to 56 other patients (CNTRL), all delivered by the same family physician, in order to determine 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. The outcomes of the deliveries of these two groups were compared, and the HYP group was compared to 352 low… CONTINUE READING