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Abstract: The main premise in HypnoBirthing is the belief that women can experience birth through the natural flow and rhythm of their labouring body by turning their birthing over to their mind and body and trusting their body to function as nature intended. Over five sessions, parents- to-be learn about the physiology of the birth process and the 'fight or flight' response, which usually accompanies labour, and, more specifically, how the 'fear-tension-pain syndrome' develops. They are then taught how to break that response through special relaxation techniques and through fear-release. (non-author abstract)

To cite this article: Phillips-Moore, J. HypnoBirthing [online]. Australian Journal of Holistic Nursing, The, Vol. 12, No. 1, 2005 Apr: 41-2. Availability: <http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=492196603589508;res=IELHEA> ISSN: 1322-8803. [cited 06 May 16].

Personal Author: Phillips-Moore, J; Source: Australian Journal of Holistic Nursing, The, Vol. 12, No. 1, 2005 Apr: 41-2 Document Type: Journal Article ISSN: 1322-8803 Subject: Natural childbirth; Hypnotism in surgery; Affiliation: (1) Phoenix Holistic Centre, Sydney NSW

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