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The effects of hypnosis on the labor processes and birth outcomes of pregnant adolescents.

@article{Martin2001TheEO,
  title={The effects of hypnosis on the labor processes and birth outcomes of pregnant adolescents.},
  author={A Alonso Martin and Paul G. Schauble and S H Rai and Robert W. Curry},
  journal={The Journal of family practice},
  year={2001},
  volume={50 5},
  pages={
          441-3
        }
}
British physician, Dr. Grantly Dick-Read, was the first to suggest the “fear-tension-pain” cycle in his work Natural Childbirth (1933). As a result of his understanding of how this cycle affected birthing, he recommended women prepare for childbirth. Research studies from around the world have shown that the use of hypnosis for childbirth results in: ∗ shorter labors ∗ reduced use of pain medication ∗ higher Apgar scores ∗ reduced cesarean and forceps delivery 
Hypnosis for Childbirth Research : A Brief Overview
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This randomised control trial examined 60 first time mothers with a matched control group and found a statistically significant reduction in the lengths of the first and second stages of labour.
The Effect of Pregnancy on Hypnotizability
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The study findings support previous evidence showing that women are more hypnotizable when pregnant than when not pregnant, and suggest that the hypnotizability change was both statistically significant and clinically meaningful.
Evidence-based clinical hypnosis for obstetrics, labor and delivery, and preterm labor.
This paper reviews the benefits and effectiveness of hypnosis in obstetrics and labor and delivery, demonstrating significant reductions in the use of analgesics and anesthesia and in shorter Stages
Effect of self‐hypnosis on duration of labor and maternal and neonatal outcomes: a randomized controlled trial
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To examine the effect of a brief course in self‐hypnosis for childbirth on duration of the labor and other birth outcomes, a series of experiments is conducted at three sites in the United States.
Antenatal hypnosis training and childbirth experience: a randomized controlled trial.
TLDR
A brief course in self-hypnosis to ease childbirth improved the women's childbirth experience in this large randomized controlled trial.
Birthing outcomes from an Australian HypnoBirthing programme
TLDR
The average length for both stages of labour was shorter in the HypnoBirthing group compared to general population figures, and Caesarean section rates were lower, as was the use of gas and epidurals.
Original research article The use of hypnosis to improve pain management during voluntary interruption of pregnancy: an open randomized preliminary study B
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Hypnosis can be integrated into standard care and reduces the need for N2O in patients undergoing first-trimester surgical abortion, and a reduction in N 2O consumption did not lead to significant changes in pain or anxiety.
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