hypnobirthingHypnoBirthing Statistics and Research

Birth Reports were gathered from two thousand (2000) HypnoBirthing couples, between October 2005 and October 2010, by the HypnoBirthing Institute in the US. These were used to support the basis for the statistics used in this report.

For comparison, HypnoBirthing data was compared to Listening to Mothers II, Report of the Second National U.S. Survey of Women’s Childbearing Experiences. New York: Maternity Center Association, Oct 2006 www.maternitywise.org/listeningtomothers/
Limited comparison data was also available from “Births: Final Data for 2007”, by Joyce A. Martin, M.P.H.; Brady E. Hamilton, Ph.D.; Paul D. Sutton Ph.D.; Stephanie J. Ventura, M.A.; T.J. Mathews, M.S.; Sharon Kirmeyer, Ph.D.; and Michelle J.K. Osterman M.H.S.; Division of Vital Statistics. National Vital Statistics Reports, Volume 58, Number 24 August, 2010

Labor interventions: HypnoBirthing mothers used far fewer interventions during their labors than mothers in the comparison groups.

Cesarean section: HypnoBirthing mothers experienced surgical birth (Cesarean section) at a much lower rate (17%) than that reported by LTM II (32%) or the U.S Division of Vital Statistics (31.8%). Data does not differentiate between primary and repeat Cesareans. Figure 2. (see above graph)

Satisfaction with the birthing experience
: 500 women wrote responses to the question “Apart from meeting your new baby, what was the best thing about your experience of giving birth? “ The answers most often mentioned; feeling powerful, competent, having their partner very involved and supportive, and very often included comments about the ease and comfort of labor and birthing. 77% said they would definitely use HypnoBirthing again and 19% said they may or may not. 87% said they would recommend HypnoBirthing to others.

Kathie Dolce, MS, PA, HBCE
November 6, 2010