Hypnosis has been brought up in discussions before, but usually with an eye roll or a sigh of disbelief. Recently it has gained popularity in a more unexpected place: the delivery room.
However, this new trend in transition from womb to world doesn't promise a pain-free birth... so why are more women going natural?
Practitioners, some doctors, and even celebrity moms such as, Jessica Alba and Tiffani Thiesian swear by this method. Those who agree with hypnobirthing believe that the mind can overcome any obstacle that presents discomfort, fear, anxiety, stress, or pain, all of which women may feel while giving birth.
Hypnobirthers agree that birthing is a natural function for women, and when a woman is mentally, physically and spiritually at ease, the birthing experience can be a wonderful experience. The hypnobirthing philosophy gives women a more positive, stress-free birthing experience, and in turn gives newborns a calming atmosphere as they enter the world.
Colin Christopher, a clinical hypnotherapist, discusses why more women are going natural, as well as the benefits and success rate of hypnobirthing.