HypnoBirthing on Birth Outcomes
This study was undertaken at a level three metropolitan public hospital between 31st January 2017 and 1st February 2018. The intervention was the introduction of the antenatal program HypnoBirthing created by Marie Mongan.
The study demonstrated reduced analgesia use, higher likelihood of a vaginal birth, and less incidence of elective caesarean sections, without additional risks of perineal trauma, bleeding or need to transfer neonates to higher levels of care for women using HypnoBirthing Mongan Method.
The study suggests that HypnoBirthing (Mongan Method) may provide a cost effective strategy to slow or eve reduce the increasing rate of obstetric interventions within the current birthing population. This approach may aid women to make informed decisions, empowering them in their birthing choices and allow her support team to advocate for her wishes.
Labour and Birth Research
A survey was carried out to investigate how Australian participants attending the HypnoBirthing® Mongan Method childbirth education program between 2007 and 2010, where hypnosis was used for childbirth compared to other birthing studies. This survey was published in the British Journal of Midwifery, August 2012. Vol 20, No 8.
As a result the average length of both stages of labour was shorter in the HypnoBirthing® group compared to the general population figures. Caesarean section rates were lower, as was the use of gas and epidurals.
The majority of women reported feeling more confident, relaxed, less fearful, focused and more in control. They also commented on the ease and comfort of labour and birth and the satisfaction of having their partners involved and supportive.
Post Birth and Baby Research
A short online survey was used
to compare the personality traits of children born using HypnoBirthing® , with
children born without HypnoBirthing®. The parents were asked to
indicate how strongly their child exhibited certain characteristics and
personality traits as a baby, and as an older child.
The results confirmed what many had suspected- Babies who experienced the calm of HypnoBirthing® in the womb and during their birth were more likely described as calm, content and happy as both babies and older children. The HypnoBirthed babies were also more likely to be to be good sleepers, as well as easy and alert babies.