Between October 2005 and October 2010, the HypnoBirthing Institute received 2001 Parents’ Birth Reports from United States.
For comparison, HypnoBirthing® data are compared to Listening to Mothers II Report of the Second National U.S. Survey of Women’s Childbearing Experiences. New York: Maternity Center Association, October 2006. www.maternitywise.org/listeningtomothers/(hereafter abbreviated as LTM II.) Limited comparison data are also available from “Births: Final Data for 2007”, by Joyce A. Martin, M.P.H.; Brady E. Hamilton, Ph.D.; Paul D. Sutton Ph.D.; Stephanie J. Ventura, M.A.; T.J. Mathews, M.S.; Sharon Kirmeyer, Ph.D.; and Michelle J.K. Osterman M.H.S.; Division of Vital Statistics. National Vital Statistics Reports, Volume 58, Number 24 August, 2010
Artikel in Journal of Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health 27(2), Winter 2012.These data provide strong support for the hypotheses that: HypnoBirthing mothers have: fewer medical inductions;; less frequent IV fluids;; less continuous fetal monitoring;; less pitocin infusion;; fewer artificial rupture of membranes;; fewer IV/IM anesthesias;; fewer episiotomies;; fewer epidural anesthesias;; fewer caesarian sections;; less frequent use of obstetricians;; more frequent use of midwives;; less use of hospitals;; more use of home and birthing centers for birth;; more use of a wider variety of birthing positions;; and infants of older gestational age than usual care.
As a result of the Hypnosis for Childbirth series a very high percentage of women reported an increased sense of self-confidence prior to the onset of labour. In addition, 96% were pleased at the use of hypnosis, would use hypnosis in a subsequent birth and recommend its use to other women planning natural childbirth
Evidence-based clinical hypnosis for obstetrics, labor and delivery, and preterm labor:
“Risk factors are reported for preterm delivery; hypnosis significantly prolongs pregnancy. Six cases are presented of hypnosis stopping PTL a number of times and when indicated at term.”Preterm labour and clinicalhypnosis
“Hypnosis was shown to be effective therapy without side-effects, which can reduce preterm delivery. This clinical study showed a significant prevention of preterm delivery.”Hypnotherapy, gestational age and incidence of preterm labour
“In the hypnosis group there were significantly less preterm deliveries after parallelising the socio-economical demographics.”