hypnosis has been used for childbirth since the 1920s.
It is becoming more available in the United States,
particularly when taught to a group in a class setting.
Childbirth Hypnosis Training, however, is unique in
that a Clinical Certified Hypnotherapist teaches it
individually, and the training is personalized to each
mother’s unique needs and concerns.
Hypnosis simply uses relaxation and guided imagery techniques
to help you focus on positive thoughts and create a
calm state of mind. By reducing fears and tensions,
you avoid creating physical resistance that can cause
added complications or pain to the childbirth experience.
woman’s experience is different. Many women do
indeed describe their labor as serene and pain-free.
In most cases (see birth stories), hypnosis greatly reduces the level of
You will be fully awake and alert. In fact, you will
feel a heightened sense of awareness and probably much
less fatigue than you would be without hypnosis training.
doctors do not object to Childbirth Hypnosis Training.
The technique does not interfere with the doctor’s
role or the childbirth process itself in any way.
(To give your doctor more information on Childbirth
see For Physicians.)
every woman’s experience is different. In most
cases, hypnosis training can eliminate or significantly
decrease the need for painkillers.
He can be as involved
as he wants to be. His presence is required in two sessions of our program, so he can learn what to expect and how to support you during the birth.
Yes. Childbirth Hypnosis
Training does not need to replace other methods. It
can be used in conjunction with them. Yet it includes
Childbirth Education, so whether you are choosing a
home or hospital birth, you are covered.
A full program -series
of five individualized 1 ½ to 2 hours sessions-
is offered prior to the birth. Marie-Paul can also structure
her training differently in time frame to fit a mother's
urgent or special need.
You make the choice.
Many women begin sessions when they are 16 to 20 weeks
Each session generally
costs $150; however 20% discounts are available at various
times of the year. Right now the program is offered for $650. We also tailor our program to your own needs if you already had a baby, and use previously something similar to hypnosis for birth, the program can be made to feet your needs, and priced accordingly. Sliding scale pricing is also available.
It's up to you. You
can choose to hire Marie-Paul or one of the doula from her team to provide labor support, which is a separate service from the Childbirth
Hypnosis Training itself. A doula's assistance can be particularly helpful when
you give birth in a hospital setting, where the staff may not be familiar
Hypnosis Training. (For information about some of the
births that have been
attended by Marie-Paul, see Birth
Stories.) However, the training is designed
so that you will also be able to successfully use the
techniques on your own.
Read the information
available on this site and then call Marie-Paul at
310-901-9440 or e-mail: email@example.com
(Also see Talking with Marie Paul and contact info.)
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