The U.S. birth rate has continued to increase since the Great Recession. These days, more than 85 percent of all women become mothers, while the average mother has about 2 children in her lifetime.

This translates to a lot of births but, unfortunately, not all birth experiences are positive ones. Some mothers are pressured into induction if they go beyond their due date, increasing their risk of an unscheduled c-section. Others may hear so many stories about the pain of labor that they’re too tense to allow their body to do what it’s designed to. Certain birth interventions can deprive parents of crucial bonding time with their newborns and increase the physical and emotional recovery time after childbirth.

What is HypnoBirthing?

The HypnoBirthing philosophy of birth aims to change this dynamic. Through guided imagery, visualization, and special breathing methods, soon-to-be mothers are provided with deep relaxation and meditation techniques that will help stop the fear-tension-pain cycle in its tracks.

The breathing techniques used in HypnoBirthing can often prompt the body to release its own natural relaxant, providing pain relief without the use of drugs. You’ll still be aware of your surroundings and in control of your actions, but in a serene and relaxing environment. Some mothers have sought out HypnoBirthing after an especially painful or traumatic first birth experience.

How Can I Learn More?

Pure Health and Wellness Center in north Phoenix provides education and support on all aspects of hypnobirthing to ensure both mother and child have the safest, easiest, and most comfortable birth experience possible. Whether your birth companion is a spouse or partner, a doula, a parent, or a friend, we’ll work with you to make sure all your questions are answered and concerns are addressed. Visit our website for more information or to set up your appointment.