Wonderful article discussing how Canada is changing its stand on breech births. They are now encouraging vaginal breech births!
Great video showing a vaginal breech birth.
There is a great article in ODE magazine about Replacing Pain Killers with Hypnosis. They look specifically at a person having a tooth removed with only hypnosis. They then go on to explain how hypnosis works for people to stay comfortable without medication.
Increasingly, dentists, physicians and surgeons are using hypnosis to replace, or at least reduce, the use of painkillers as well as general and local anesthetics. Hypnosis may not be the method of choice for major operations, but for a growing number of procedures ranging from kidney stone fragmentation to minor surgery to childbirth it has proved an effective alternative to conventional sedatives and analgesics. Hypnosis is real, says psychiatrist David Spiegel, a professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Stanford University School of Medicine. It’s no less palpable an analgesic than medication.
First of all, just a reminder that Kerry and Carole are speaking at the “Uniting for the Future of Birth” Mega Conference in Milwaukee in early October! http://www.futureofbirthconference.org/
Our session is called, The Transformative Language of Birth and will allow us to teach birth professionals how to alter their thinking and use positive wording which can positively affect birth outcomes. Please post and e-mail this to EVERYONE!
Since our session at the Mega Conference is all about helping birth professionals learn positive language that is extremely helpful to all pregnant and birthing moms, we would like to ask for everyone’s input! This includes moms and birth care professionals.
Please call our toll-free hotline at 800-350-2204 and complete any or all of the following:
“When I was pregnant my (caregiver) said ………to me and then I felt……..about childbirth”. (Doulas, doctors, midwives, nurses; any caregiver)
“My birth was awesome (or whatever adjective you’d like to use) because my (caregiver) said…….”
“My birth was going very well (or however you’d like to describe it) until my (caregiver said …….”
If you are a birth professional, you can complete the following:
“I attended a birth where a (medical caregiver) said……..to the birthing mom and it changed……..in her birth experience (explain what happened, positive or negative).
Please forward this to anyone who would like t be part of the process of changing birth language. Thanks so much for helping us educate birth care professionals how to become more positive and effective!
Kerry Tuschhoff, HCHI, CHt, CI
Founder/Director of Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis
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