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.