Midwife Stephanie shares how she was skeptical about Hypnobabies…at first.
This is unfortunately what some birth professionals think is the case after they attend a Hypnobabies birth, assuming that the "hypno-tools" that Hypnobabies mother used "worked for her, but probably won't work for other moms".
Not having a true understanding of real medical-grade hypnosis and having attended other types of "hypno-births" is most likely the cause of this unfounded belief. One wonderful midwife, Stephanie Soderblom, who was very skeptical at first shares her insights and revelations with us:
A Skeptical Midwife's Experience with Hypnobabies
Despite the fact that I have been attending births for fourteen years, my first experience with Hypnobabies happened only a year ago…and I have to admit that I wasn’t looking forward to it. Why not? Because I’d had previous experiences with “hypno”-classes and the subsequent births were often MORE challenging as the parents were not only underprepared for what they were about to experience, they were set up for disappointments with unrealistic expectations of a “pain free” birth if they just did their hypnosis “right”. It was not unusual for my client to feel labor becoming active (generally 3-4 cm dilated) and panic, thinking she was not doing things ‘right’ because of how it felt, losing all confidence in her ability and desire to complete the job at hand…the exact opposite of what you want in labor...
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