ChildbirthJoy Research

Association of Ontario Midwives

Poster Presentation May 2014

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Hypnosis for Childbirth:

A retrospective survey of birth outcome

using prenatal self-hypnosis


Shawn Gallagher, BA, BCH

Objective: To assess the effects of prenatal hypnosis classes on the length of labour, use of pain medication, intervention rates, maternal pain perception and maternal satisfaction.

Design: Retrospective survey completed by the woman and her partner.

Subjects: Self-referred clients, nulliparous (first baby) and low risk.

Setting: Toronto, Canada

Women who would use this method again: 96%, n=43

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Shawn Gallagher.

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Randomized Control trials on using hypnosis for birth preparation:

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