Childbirth can be an uncertain time for many soon-to-be parents. That’s why many turn to a doula.
As her due date nears, Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge has apparently opted for hypnobirthing to help with the delivery of her first child.
The pain of giving birth is often intense and distressing. Two recent systematic reviews have found that acupuncture and hypnosis are likely to be beneficial in managing pain during labour.
With the end of my reproductive years approaching, and still ridiculously single, I decided to take my future into my own hands, and try to fall pregnant by IVF.
Research has shown that the use of hypnosis for childbirth results in shorter labours, reduced use of pain medications, higher Agpar scores, reduced surgical delivery and reduced postpartum depression.