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A second-time mother uses a combination of comfort measures and hypnosis for childbirth to achieve a medication-free birth. In the hospital, her use of hypnosis and the posterior position of her cervix made it appear that she was not dilated. After she was fully dilated, pushing took several hours. Throughout the birth, the mother remained calm and did not experience pain, thanks to her practice with prenatal yoga and the Hypnobabies method of childbirth.
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Keywords: childbirth; comfort measures; hypnosis; labor support; normal birth; prenatal yoga

Document Type: Editorial

Publication date: 2010-01-01

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