Unexpected consequences: women’s experiences of a self-hypnosis intervention to help with pain relief during labour
Finlayson, Kenneth and Downe, Soo and Hinder, Susan and Carr, Helen and Spiby, Helen and Whorwell, Peter (2015) Unexpected consequences: women’s experiences of a self-hypnosis intervention to help with pain relief during labour. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 15 (229). ISSN 1471-2393
Background: Self-hypnosis is becoming increasingly popular as a means of labour pain management. Previous studies have produced mixed results. There are very few data on women’s views and experiences of using hypnosis in this context. As part of a randomized controlled trial of self-hypnosis for intra-partum pain relief (the SHIP Trial) we conducted qualitative interviews with women randomized to the intervention arm to explore their views and experiences of using self-hypnosis during labour and birth.
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