Thanks for stopping by, it's a pleasure to have you on LHH.
It's great to see you are interested in Hypnotherapy, it's such a wonderful modality and I love assisting women during pregnancy and childbirth.
A couple of years ago when I discovered hypnosis, I saw this as my contribution to the wonderful world of midwifery. Helping women take control of their birth, embracing a natural birth and giving women the confidence they deserve when bringing life into the world, to me, seems to be of the utmost importance.
To give you confidence in getting to know hypnosis, I've listed a few references below to show that it's not only a niche market - but tried and proved in many areas of health.
Hypnosis for Childbirth: What it is and does it work?
Two articles in the British Journal of Anaesthesia:
The HATCH Trial: hypnosis antenatal training for Childbirth
Hypnosis for pain relief in labour and childbirth: a systematic review
Clinical hypnosis for labour and birth: a consideration.
The Practicing Midwife – May 2013
Anaesthetic Intensive Care 2006, 34: 464-469.
Antenatal self hypnosis for Labour and Childbirth: A Pilot Study. Cyna, AM, Andrews, MI, McAuliffe, GL.
Research overview: Self Hypnosis for labour and birth – NCT.
Studies on hypnosis for Child birth – NW Medical Hypnosis, LLC.