Hong Kong is home to one of the world’s best healthcare systems especially when it comes to the needs of pregnant women. However, the birth process can still be stressful for expectant mothers. A strong support system can help you feel more confident on your big day. If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, you might be curious about our Hong Kong hypnobirthing workshops and how they can play a role in your birthing experience.

What is Hypnobirthing?

Hypnosis is a natural state of consciousness that is associated with deep relaxation and intense focus. Our hypnotherapist works with pregnant women, offering precise suggestions that can help change the way they feel. Hypnotherapy can be extremely beneficial for managing pain or certain experiences, such as birth. Hypnosis has been incorporated into a variety of medical procedures, including surgery, for years, but it was not until the late 1980s that the term “hypnobirthing” was introduced. Incorporating hypnosis into childbirth provided women with an alternative that gave them a way to manage their pain more effectively and gave them more direct control over their birth experiences.

Research indicates that pain and fear are linked, but the relationship is complicated. When we are afraid of pain or feel more anxious about it, our pain experience may be intensified and more negative. In the context of labor and birth, fear can even get in the way of the outcomes we want. For some women, it could even lead to an increased reliance on certain interventions, such as cesarean sections.

What if you could take the fear and anxiety away and simply experience your contractions not as pain but as waves of movement bringing your baby into the world? What if you could relax during your labor and calm and quiet your anxiety? What if you could use each new stage of the process to empower yourself as you move your baby closer to your arms? With hypnosis, you can.

Our hypnobirthing workshop focuses on techniques designed to calm anxiety and improve relaxation during labor and birth. When your pain is controlled, your labor can progress more efficiently and comfortably.

With Hong Kong hypnobirthing classes, your baby’s birth could be a calmer, more peaceful experience for both of you.

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What to Expect from Hypnobirthing Classes

During a hypnobirthing workshop, you can learn a variety of techniques to give you greater control of your birthing experience. These can include:

  • Breathing patterns to engage your parasympathetic nervous system and calm your fight-or-flight response,
  • Reframing your contractions to more effectively manage the sensations you feel,
  • Guided visualization to help you relax and calm any stress or anxiety you are experiencing,
  • Relaxation to counteract the potential discomfort associated with the unfamiliar environment of the hospital or birthing suite.

In one study comparing hypnosis with other techniques, only 20 percent of women who used hypnosis reported using an epidural compared to 76 percent of women who did not use hypnosis. Research showed that mothers using hypnosis had a cesarean rate nearly half of that of the general population. Women have also reported that hypnosis offers them a feeling of confidence and calmness while empowering them.

Hypnobirthing classes can be a powerful adjunct to your birth plan, giving you the tools you need to manage your labor and birthing experience. You can incorporate a variety of techniques into your experience to address anxiety as well as pain, nausea, and other common labor symptoms. Visit Renewed Edge today to learn more about our hypnobirthing workshop or to enroll in our hypnobirthing classes.