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Vol -  9, Issue- 1 ,         Page(s) : 10 - 15  (2018 ) DOI :


Pregnancy and birthing are as ordinary and extraordinary processes like respiration and thinking. The choices made by pregnant women affect the term of pregnancy, birthing experience and life after it. Pregnancy is accompanied with following questions: Would it be a natural delivery or a C-section? What kind of care would I receive during pregnancy? Who would be with me during my time of labour? For these questions, pregnant women are bombarded with advices from almost everyone. They seems to have an opinion on dos’ and don’ts, and it’s creates a feeling of overwhelmed by conflicting recommendations. Medical interventions play an important role maternal comfort and childbirth. They are evasive techniques and have proved to be universally accepted. But they come along with certain risks, complications and a less satisfactory birth experience for the pregnant women. The purpose of present study is to determine the efficiency of antenatal hypnosis, a non-evasive technique, in pregnancy and during childbirth. Hypnotherapeutic techniques are useful to create safe, healthy and pleasant experiences. This further improves the psychological and emotional wellbeing of the pregnant women. The findings indicate a positive change in the perception of pregnant women from difficult to pleasant during pregnancy and birth process. Thus, hypno-birthing is an aid in preparation of obstetric patients for labour and delivery, because reduces the complications, surgery (caesarean birth) and after pregnancy experiences.

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