Who developed the Leclaire Hypnobirthing Method for Natural Childbirth?
The Leclaire Hypnobirthing Method is the only natural childbirth education program developed by a woman, Michelle Leclaire O'Neill, Ph.D., R.N. Dr. O'Neill developed this method in 1987 and due to the Dateline Hypnosis Pregnancy Program more people than ever are now aware of her effective method.
What is the Leclaire Hypnobirthing Method?
The Leclaire Hypnobirthing Method for Natural Childbirth is a program that prepares a mother during her pregnancy for a totally relaxed birth.
How are we prepared?
You will learn how to release your prenatal anxiety, how to increase your peace of mind, how to have calmer emotions. We now know that the mind and the resultant thoughts participate in the biological responses of the body of the mother's unborn baby. The Leclaire Hypnobirthing Method for Natural Childbirth then furthers your preparation by teaching you easy to learn (for both mother and partner) hypnosis techniques that eliminate the pain, fear, tension cycle that can prolong labor. Through the Leclaire Hypnobirthing Method techniques you feel empowered, relaxed, safe, comfortable, calm and serene. Through the Leclaire Hypnobirthing Method process your body's endorphins or natural anesthesia is released.
What are the benefits of the Leclaire Hypnobirthing Method?
Eliminates fear and tension, increases peace of mind
Can prevent pre-term labor
Shortens the first stage of labor
Prevents fatigue in both mother and support person
Diminishes need for pain killers, anesthesia and C-sections (excellent method for VBAC mothers)
Increases comfort of baby
Enhances the development of the babies' brain
Promotes bonding of mother, baby, and partner
Enhances post-partum recovery
Greatly diminishes post-partum depression
Babies are calmer and more comfortable
Can decrease incidence of child abuse
Respects the birthing process as a natural sacred event
Helps fathers to connect to their nurturing instincts
Helps to bring peace to the world one baby at a time
Where can I learn the Leclaire Hypnobirthing Method?
Dr. O'Neill is training people nationwide and offers classes throughout the U.S.
Can I do this on my own?
Since the Leclaire Hypnobirthing Method for Natural Childbirth is designed to participate with the mothers own natural birthing process, mothers all over are doing their own self-help classes. Dr. O'Neill has developed a six-week at-home program where mothers and partners get together with other pregnant couples and take turns leading the group as outlined in the self-help training. It is fun, it is cost-effective, and it respects that a woman knows exactly how to birth her baby. All she needs to do is to keep her mind out of her body's way of the work it so well knows how to do.
What does the at-home program consist of?
Hypnosis for Pregnancy CD (also available on audio tape) – How you can be comfortable, healthy, relaxed, and joyous.
Hypnosis for labor CD (also available on audio tape) – Includes instant relaxation technique, special transition technique that works like a charm.
The Baroque Effect CD (also available on audio tape) – Scientifically tested music for mother's comfort, a blissful baby, relaxed breastfeeding, and peaceful nights.
Creative Childbirth Book – The amazing Hypnobirthing book that started it all.
Very special, simple, easy and important handouts:
•Preventing pre term labor, prenatal anxiety, postpartum depression
• How you can identify, transform and clear your fears
• Pregnancy/postpartum health plan
Very supportive, user-friendly gift/guide for labor.