The effect of hypnosis on pain relief during labor and childbirth in Iranian pregnant women.

Abbasi, Marzieh and Ghazi, Fery and Barlow-Harrison, Ann and Sheikhvatan, Mehrdad and Mohammadyari, Fatemeh (2009) The effect of hypnosis on pain relief during labor and childbirth in Iranian pregnant women. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 57 (2). pp. 174-183. ISSN 0020-7144

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Abstract

This study describes the effect of hypnosis on pain relief during labor and childbirth. Using a qualitative approach, 6 patients were trained to use self-hypnosis for labor. Outcomes were analyzed using Colaizzi’s procedure. Women described their feelings about hypnosis during labor as: a sense of relief and consolation, self confidence, satisfaction, lack of suffering labor pain, changing the feeling of pain into one of pressure, a decrease in fear of natural childbirth, lack of tiredness, and lack of anxiety. They expressed increased concentration on the uterus and cervical muscle, awareness of all the stages of labor, and having “positive thoughts.” Births were perceived as being very satisfactory compared to their previous experiences.

Item Type:Article
Research Areas:Health & Education > Midwifery
ID Code:3532
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