The Impact Of Beliefs In Childbirth: Transforming Fear To Love

The Impact Of Beliefs In Childbirth: Transforming Fear To Love

Each individual woman’s belief systems surrounding her ability to give birth to her baby can have a significant and lasting impact on her direct experience of pregnancy and birthing. Core beliefs in relation to childbirth can take on a pivotal role in shaping the care providers she will align with and indeed the type of birth she is likely to experience. Before we begin to discuss beliefs surrounding childbirth…

What Exactly Is A Belief?

Beliefs are commonly defined as inward convictions; they are what you hold as truth at the core of your inner being. A belief is both…
“The subconscious mind is a database of stored programs, primarily derived from the programming a child receives from the last trimester of pregnancy through the first six years of life… Unfortunately, the downloaded programs comprising the subconscious database are derived from…

All too often as her tummy expands, she is confronted by others who relay traumatic birth stories and their own fears about birth, the relentless and…

So as you can imagine, there is a huge morphogenetic field containing many often unhelpful and disempowering beliefs in childbirth that a pregnant woman has to…
As we discussed before, mothers beliefs about birth are shaped by the implicit or explicit information she has received from her family, her peers, the media and any health practitioners she may have utilized. It is often the combined influence of these groups that can…
The ‘Self-determiners’ cluster contained the highest proportion of women. They had the highest percentage of unassisted vaginal birth of the three profiles. These women showed firm opinions on the range of attitudes and beliefs. They were not afraid of childbirth and importantly they were the only group who showed strong agreement that birth was a natural event.

Women in the ‘Take it as it comes’ cluster were identified as a vulnerable group for an operative birth. Why? Because this group were less likely to have researched their options for birth and the role of different care providers and the importance of critical thinking and decision making processes in labour.

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Belonging to the ‘Fearful’ cluster had a negative effect on the women’s emotional health during pregnancy and increased her likelihood of preferring and actually having an operative birth and also increased the odds of having an epidural if they did go into labour.

Of these three profiles, the presence of fear linked to a belief that birth was difficult and painful had the most negative impact on women’s emotional health, feelings about pregnancy and parenting and experience of birth. The results of this study suggest that…

What is most evident from this study is that the fearful women who were more likely to receive interventions and to birth via caesarean when surveyed did not…

So what if this lack of belief and mistrust of birth that leads to such fear and disempowerment could be… positively influenced?

The answer is unequivocally YES!!!

We can take back the power of our mind, especially our beliefs surrounding pregnancy and our ability to birth our babies. Just by identifying our beliefs we can facilitate changes in our…

If during your pregnancy you wisely choose the education and caregivers to align with, you can replace inherited and unhelpful beliefs about childbirth easily. Just as there is a huge morphogenetic field containing negative perspectives on childbirth, there is an equally large morphogenetic field of positive beliefs about childbirth nourished and fortified by ancestors and generations of women who have believed in their bodies and ability to birth powerfully and consciously.

Working with the Hypnobirthing AustraliaTM program, which teaches mindset and subconscious repatterning tools such as Hypnotherapy and the power of affirmations, has a tremendous impact in imparting positive birthing messages to women.

Using these tools, negative beliefs surrounding childbirth can then thankfully be transformed and embodied by women to read more like this…

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Katie Kempster

Katie Kempster – Hypnobirthing Facilitator

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