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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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