LENGTH OF LABOUR
Harmon,Hynan & Tyre (1990) found that first time mothers using hypnosis had active labour reduced by half, from 9hours to 4.5 hours.
Jenkins & Pritchard (1993) found that first time mums using hypnosishad labour reduced by 3 hours, (from 9.3 to 6.4 hours) and women of multipal pregnancies, a reduction of 1 hour (from 6.2 to 5.3 hrs)
Pushing for first time mothers was reduced from 57 to 37 mins. Other benefits were reported such as getting to sleep easier and reduced anxiety.
The Bobart & Brown (2002) study showed a significient reduction in the use of medication control hypnosis
uSING Regional anaesthesia 97% 3.8%
uSING analgesia 75% 5.5%
NO anaesthetic or premedication 2.7% 61%
At birth baby APGAR scores are significantly higher
Reduction of anxiety
Zimmer, Peretz, Eyal & Fuchs (1988) found that Foetuses moved in a much more active manner in mothers who used hypnosis for anxiety and stress management
Turning foetuses from breech
Mehl (1994) in a study of pregnant women at 37-40 weeks gestation, with foetuses in a breech position (100 in a hypnosis group and 100 in a control group) 81% of hypnosis babies were sucessful conversions to a vertex position compared with 48% in the control group
Extended effects of anxiety on children
The O'Connor (2005) study suggests that foetal
exposure to significant prenatal maternal stress
or anxiety affects a key part of their babies' developing nervous system. children have a greater vulnerability to psychological problems even 10 years later, and perhaps medical illness in later life.
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