Hypnosis for Birth by Cesarean
There are a couple of concerns when a woman is about to undergo a cesarean. One is her physical stability during the surgery. Two is the healing after the surgery. And three is her ability to care for her baby during that time. Cesareans are one of the most common surgeries that women undergo.
The rates in the U.S. are highly dependent on region but according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 33 % of women in the U.S. had a cesarean delivery. Florida and Louisiana have the highest rates in the entire United States (National Vital Statistics Report, 01/2014).
That’s a lot of women having surgery. Hypnosis has been used to promote less bleeding during surgery and faster healing after surgery for decades. It should be a standard part of prep for cesarean births. Who else needs faster healing more than a mama trying to take care of a newborn? The faster she can be up and about and the less pain she can feel, the better.
If a mom feels better, she can function better. Hypnosis can be particularly important because the body heals even more during sleep. What does a mama lack during those first weeks of mamahood . . . . Sleep!!! Hypnosis can help make up the difference and encourage faster healing during the sleep she does get as well as better sleep.
Faster Healing with Hypnosis
Consider this study out of Harvard of hypnosis with women who had breast surgery. The hypnosis group healed significantly faster than the non-hypnosis group. Here’s another study that found the same thing. Wound healing was significantly faster at the p <.001 level. For those of you who are not statisticians, that means hypnosis blew it out of the water. For a mama taking care of a baby, that faster healing means more mobility, less anxiety, less depression, and a better bonding with the baby.
In my practice, I offer a customized hypnosis session for a woman planning a cesarean birth as well as a sessions for moms who had unplanned cesareans. If a mama can’t get to the office, she can purchase just the mp3 recording to listen to at home at a reduced cost.
There are a couple of concerns when a woman is about to undergo a cesarean:
- Her physical stability during the surgery.
- Healing after the surgery.
- Her ability to care for her baby during that time.
Cesareans are one of the most common surgeries that women undergo. For a mama taking care of a baby, faster healing with hypnosis means more mobility, less anxiety, less depression, and a better bonding with the baby.
Contact Me directly to arrange a custom hypnosis session. I specialize in hypnosis in Broward county and the Fort Lauderdale area. To see if we’re a good fit to work together, schedule your free consultation at 954-309-9071.
Yours in health,