The Application of Hypnosis in Obstetrics.
Hypnosis, the induction of a naturally relaxed state of mind and body, is most commonly practiced by pregnant women in preparation for the childbirth experience. A literature review was performed to assess the effects of hypnosis before, during and after pregnancy. The majority of data is extracted from case series and low-quality studies thereby limiting the acceptability of hypnosis for various pregnancy related conditions. A few well-designed studies show that self-hypnosis may be beneficial for mitigating labor pain and fear of childbirth. Women can safely pursue hypnotherapy during pregnancy; however, high quality trials are needed to demonstrate its complete efficacy.
Clinical obstetrics and gynecology
Babbar S, Oyarzabal AJ. The Application of Hypnosis in Obstetrics. Clin Obstet Gynecol. 2021;64(3):635-647. doi:10.1097/GRF.0000000000000635