Well, let’s start with an explanation of hypnobirting. As already published in the previous article, hypnobirting is a natural or normal childbirth process that provides comfort and comfort reduce fear will pain in the mother during childbirth. Hypnobirting actually comes from the words hypnotic and brithing. This is what makes ordinary people think giving birth under the conscious mind. In fact, hypnobirting is not hypnosis which causes the mother who is going to give birth to lose consciousness. Instead, hypnosis uses a method of planting positive suggestions to mothers who will give birth when they are relaxed. Even this type of hypnotherapy is not only at the time of the mother giving birth but in several therapies that can make the patient’s condition calm and relaxed.
Hypnobirting method is an outohipnosis technique or self-suggestion in undergoing pregnancy and face labor so that it is natural, smooth and comfortable. Through routine training by experts, it can condition the body, soul and mind in harmony so that they can prepare themselves for the birth process. Thus, self-confidence will be formed to face childbirth, learn to deal with conditions of relaxation and be able to neutralize negative factors in the subconscious mind / nature.
Here’s how to do hypnobirting relaxation exercises:
1. You can choose a time to relax if you don’t want any distractions, keep away the little things that will bother you like a cell phone.
2. You can do it every day with discipline.
3. Choose a practice site that you will use regularly. To support hypnobirting practice you can choose a light that is not too bright.
4. Make sure your bladder is empty.
5. Use clothes that are loose and provide comfort for you during hypnobirting exercises.
6. You can use hypnobirting music to help your body relax.
Choosing a Relaxation Position
The next process you can choose the most comfortable relaxation process. Regarding how you can choose your own according to your body condition. Hypnobirting music will help you to choose two positions to choose from, namely the back position or the tilt position.
Start with facial relaxation
This condition is very important to help other parts of the body to easily follow. The way to do this is in the following way, you can start by letting your eyelids slowly close, don’t force it, let it slowly. Focus on the muscles around the eyes. When you feel your eye muscles naturally relax, let you feel the relaxation that flows from your forehead down to your lids, then to your cheekbones and around your jaw. When you do this exercise make sure that the pregnant woman will feel the neck, elbows and shoulders so that the shoulders slowly open outward and both hands hang loosely from the elbows.
You can arrange the relaxation in the most comfortable body position possible, either in a sitting or half-sitting, on your back or on your side. It is recommended that you use a sideways position to the left in this position to improve blood flow to the uterus, especially for pregnant women whose gestation is less than 36 weeks. Condition your body to relax, close your eyes slowly then begin to breathe deeply through your nose slowly and regularly. You can start relaxing the muscles all over your body and rest your mind.
Practice Making Suggestions
Start by instilling positive suggestions and intentions into the subconscious of pregnant women. Find a calm atmosphere and make your whole body relax. Then you can do words like “I can give birth in a natural, normal and safe way”, “My baby is healthy”. To enter into the subconscious, you can use ideomotor, namely natural hand movements performed by pregnant women.
When you are doing the relaxation exercises, when you are done, let the muscles relax even more by taking a deep breath and slowly exhaling through your nose. You can do hypnobirting exercises with the help of a hypnobrithing labor training instructor.