Frequently Asked Questions
There are many factors which could affect the outcome of childbirth and sometimes these are out with our control. Like most things, the success of the techniques is related to the amount of practise we put in. So whilst we cannot 100% guarantee a pain free birth, here are some statistics which might explain what is achievable:
- 65-70% of Hypnobirthing mums don't need any form of pain relief
- Nearly all the mums in this category don't experience any pain - just pressure.
- Around a further 20-25% only require mild analgesia, such as gas & air. The remaining 5-10% usually fall into what we call 'special circumstances', where medical intervention is required.
However the Hypnobirthing mums still report that Hypnobirthing really helped - even if they were induced, or ended up with a caesarean section.