Title

The Application of Hypnosis in Obstetrics.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-1-2021

Identifier

DOI: 10.1097/GRF.0000000000000635

Abstract

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.

Journal Title

Clinical obstetrics and gynecology

Volume

64

Issue

3

First Page

635

Last Page

647

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