Hypnosis in Childbirth: Beyond Pain Control

Authors

  • David Weigens McGill University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.26443/ijwpc.v6i1.195

Keywords:

Childbrith, Hypnosis, Pain Control

Abstract

Pain control in childbirth is a special case because childbirth is not an illness. We are obliged to treat it differently from the pain of disease.

 

Hypnosis can complement the best prenatal preparation.  Most women whose bodies and minds are prepared for labor, who are adequately supported throughout, and whose self-esteem is intact have safer, more comfortable childbirth and considerably less need of drugs.

 

Hypnotic suggestion and imagery begun early in pregnancy help a woman to work with and assist her own physiologic processes. With hypnosis, a woman can be helped to transcend many limits of expectation and to participate fully in one of life’s sublime dramas.

Author Biography

David Weigens, McGill University

Family Physician

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Published

2019-01-10

How to Cite

Weigens, D. (2019). Hypnosis in Childbirth: Beyond Pain Control. The International Journal of Whole Person Care, 6(1), 26-35. https://doi.org/10.26443/ijwpc.v6i1.195

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The Clinician's Art