Planning For A Caesarean Delivery With Hypnobirthing

Planning For A Caesarean Delivery With Hypnobirthing

These days, natural birthing methods have made many mothers wondering if they are getting the best for their babies. Nonetheless, even when vaginal delivery is widely promoted, caesarean delivery remains a major procedure for many hospitals around the world. Mothers who go through C-section vary according to country, hospital and doctors. So if you are told you need to have a caesarean and feel that there could be an alternative, you are always entitled to a second opinion.

Some private hospitals have Caesarean rates at over 70% and likewise for many obstetricians. It is always a good question to ask if your obstetrician has a preference for natural birth or surgery.

Why Get Cut

There are many reasons why your medical provider will require you to undergo caesarean delivery. In the past 3 decades, there has been an increase in caesarean deliveries. According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention), the highest reported caesarean procedure in a year is at least 29.1%.

This means at least 1 in every 4 mums undergo this kind of delivery. Some caesareans occur during difficult situations; others are elective. When mothers are at risk of complications like placenta previa, placenta abruption, uterine rupture, diabetes, preeclampsia or others, doctors will most likely decide for a caesarean delivery.

How Hypnobirthing Can Improve A Caesarean Delivery

Hypnobirthing Home Study Course teaches mums different breathing and calming methods to make the delivery smoother. Since most first-time mothers do not plan for a caesarean delivery, I mostly encounter planned C-section parents who are looking for ways to make the experience better. Here are some of the ways that Hypnobirthing can help you prepare for a C-section:

  • Prenatal Bonding – Hypnobirthing is very effective in helping the mother and unborn child bond. The techniques taught for relaxation and calm forms an effective connection between the two.
  • Relaxation – Dozens of medical problems can arise if you are too worried or excited before a delivery. Relaxation techniques taught through hypnobirthing will help keep you calm and relax. This will also remove all the tension in your body to ease the whole experience.
  • Release Fear – Hypnobirthing helps to release your fears of a surgery. There were many mums-to-be who needed to go through a C-section but had traumatic experience with surgery in the past. I have encountered a lady who developed feelings of anxiety and stress when she learned that she needed a C-section for her first child. This therapy will help encourage better communication for couples or a mother to release tension and fear.
  • Faster Recovery – Surgical birth means you will also need to deal with a post-natal while caring for a newborn. Hypnotherapy sessions will teach you how to remain calm and reduce pain while on the healing process. There are dozens of cases, where hypnotherapy-trained mums are able to recover and breastfeed their babies at least 3 – 5 hours after the surgery (compared to a longer period without hypnotherapy).

With proper planning and the right approach, mums-to-be will be able to conquer childbirth even with a c-section victoriously. Some caesarean delivery is unavoidable but having an empowered mind will help you take control and remain calm during the process.

Meet Kathryn Clark
As a qualified Pregnancy and Birth Counsellor, Kathryn has helped countless women overcome their crippling fears surrounding pregnancy and birth 

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