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Evidence-based clinical hypnosis for obstetrics, labor and delivery, and preterm labor.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17558723     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This paper reviews the benefits and effectiveness of hypnosis in obstetrics and labor and delivery, demonstrating significant reductions in the use of analgesics and anesthesia and in shorter Stages 1 and 2 labors. It presents empirical and theoretical rationales for use of hypnosis in preterm labor (PTL) and labor and delivery at term. The benefits of hypnosis in relation to labor length, pain levels, and the enjoyment of labor, as well as its effectiveness in preterm labor are noted in randomized controlled trials and in a meta-analysis. Risk factors are reported for preterm delivery; hypnosis significantly prolongs pregnancy. Six cases are presented of hypnosis stopping PTL a number of times and when indicated at term. A case report of successful use of hypnosis in quadruplets is presented with some scripts. Suggestions are made for further research.
Authors:
Donald Corey Brown; D Corydon Hammond
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The International journal of clinical and experimental hypnosis     Volume:  55     ISSN:  0020-7144     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Clin Exp Hypn     Publication Date:  2007 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-06-11     Completed Date:  2007-08-31     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376166     Medline TA:  Int J Clin Exp Hypn     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  355-71     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Private Practice, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. donandel@ns.sympatico.ca
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Female
Humans
Hypnosis*
Labor Pain / psychology*,  therapy*
Obstetric Labor, Premature / psychology*
Obstetric Surgical Procedures / psychology*
Pregnancy

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