Here's Malloree, using Hypnobabies, deeply focused during a "birthing wave", very comfortable. She is aware of everything going on around her; as much as she wants to be.
Q) I'm wondering what being in hypnosis will be like when I'm giving birth. My midwife also says she is concerned that I won't be fully present and able to feel or know what's going on; that I'll be like a zombie or something. I understand that relaxation is deep but how much do you know of what's going on around you? I would like to really experience childbirth, just without the pain!
A) Then you've come to the right place! No zombies allowed. You are as aware as you want to be while in hypnosis. The hypnosis experience is different for each person using it, but it is simply focused concentration, like when you're deeply engrossed in a book or driving your car and thinking about something else at the same time. Both are states of hypnosis and you can see, hear and feel everything that you *want to* while doing them.
Malloree, still deeply in hypnosis after her wave is over Read more - Here are some other perspectives about childbirth hypnosis awareness from Hypno-moms who have been there: