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Int J Clin Exp Hypn. 2009 Apr;57(2):174-83. doi: 10.1080/00207140802665435.

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

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Middlesex University, London, United Kingdom. M.abbasi@mdx.ac.uk

Abstract

This study describes the effect of hypnosis on pain relief during labor and childbirth. Using a qualitative approach, 6 pregnant women 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.

PMID:
19234965
DOI:
10.1080/00207140802665435
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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