2010 HypnoBirthing Birth Report Summaries

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A brief summary of
HypnoBirthing outcome data
Online Surveys
June 2009-October 22, 2010
 3700 Class Reports Filed
 9155 mothers taught world wide
 2752 Course and Practitioner Evaluations filed
 1570 Parent Birth Reports filed
 1716 Birth reports filed between 2005 and 2009
 Total birth reports 2005-2010
3286
Reports Filed by Year and Country
Years
Number filed
Australia
Canada
Germany
India
Israel
Japan
Malaysia
Netherlands
New Zealand
South Africa
Singapore
South Korea
Switzerland
UK/ Ireland
US
Course Evals
2009-2010
2752
141
224
29
5
14
18
47
37
95
22
13
14
19
633
1458
2009-2010
1570
70
165
19
4
8
8
10
18
27
10
14
2
20
368
774
Birth Reports
2005-2009
1716
2005-2010
3286
39
109
2
109
274
21
6
5
17
2
12
12
6
277
1227
16
22
44
12
12
14
26
644
2110
Fun facts:
 75% were first time mothers
 78% went to the same care provider throughout
 18% changed to a more supportive provider
 87% birthed where they planned
 2% were “baby’s choice”
 45% had labors under 8 hours in length
 22% had labors longer than 18 hours
 65% of those who planned VBAC were successful
(equal to other studies)
How did you feel about your
ability to have a peaceful, gentle,
more comfortable birth?
Before taking
the course
After taking
the course
I felt very confident
18%
91%
I wasn't sure
64%
8%
I didn't think it would be possible
18%
0.5%
If you were to have another baby, would
you use HypnoBirthing?
Yes, I would definitely use HypnoBirthing
81.5%
I may or may not use HypnoBirthing
15.1%
No, I would not use HypnoBirthing
3.4%
Will you recommend
HypnoBirthing to others?
Yes, I will recommend HypnoBirthing
I may or may not recommend
HypnoBirthing
89.8%
I will not recommend HypnoBirthing
1.2%
9.0%
Interventions in HypnoBirthing
 Surgical Birth
US
UK
Canada
Australia
16%
17%
17%
7%
The following data refer only to
vaginal birth:
Medical Induction of Labor
US
20%
UK
12%
Canada
14%
Australia
21%
IV Fluids
US
35%
UK
8%
Canada
22%
Australia
14%
Continuous Fetal Monitoring
US
33%
UK
22%
Canada
23.5%
Australia
30%
Augmentation with oxytocin
(Pitocin/Syntocin)
US
25%
UK
17%
Canada
21%
Australia
27%
Artificial Rupture of Membranes
US
28%
UK
19%
Canada
33%
Australia
23%
Episiotomy
US
19%
UK
20%
Canada
10%
Australia
20%
Perineal tears requiring stitches
US
34%
UK
33%
Canada
33%
Australia
28%
IM/IV analgesia
US
9%
UK
7%
Canada
3%
Australia
6%
Nitrous Oxide
(Entonox, “gas and air”)
US
0.5/%
UK
47%
Canada
7%
Australia
20%
Nitrous oxide takes 30-45 seconds for effect. It does cross the placenta.
Epidural Anesthesia
US
22%
UK
13%
Canada
19%
Australia
27%
US Vaginal Birth Interventions
Low Birth Weight and Large Babies (US)
5 lb. 9 oz.
8 lb. 14 oz.
Gestational Age (US)
Birth Place
US
UK
Canada
Australia
Home
8%
25%
21%
9%
Hospital
85%
73%
79%
86%
Birth Center
7%
2%
0
4.5%
Care Provider
US
UK
Canada
Australia
Midwife
57%
98%
35%
89%
OB
45%
14%
46%
47%
Family
doctor
3%
3%
25%
3%
Unattended
1.6%
2%
4%
1.5%
Mother’s position for birthing
US
UK
Canada
Australia
Lying on Back
35%
28%
44%
24%
Lying on Side
14%
10%
9%
5%
Sitting/semi-reclining
34.5%
22%
35%
27%
Birth Stool/squatting
8%
15%
4%
11%
Standing
1%
2%
<1%
9.5%
Kneeling
7%
9%
23%
7%
22%
24%
8%
19%
In Water
Lying on the back or semi-reclining curled forward can reduce the pelvic
outlet as much as 30%. Side lying and kneeling causes the fewest tears.
Women using a birthing stool reported being more comfortable than those
semi-reclining (info from various research articles)
Comfort in labor and birthing
Perceptions of how HypnoBirthing
benefitted them
(percentage who agreed or strongly agreed)
Descriptive words mothers chose
Positive terms
Energetic
16%
Supported
76%
Excited
47%
Ecstatic
13%
Orgasmic
1.5%
Focused
68%
In Control
46%
Powerful
36%
Alert
40%
Calm
50%
Confident
50%
Capable
57%
Unafraid
34%
Negative terms
Exhausted
34%
Weak
9%
Agitated
7%
Frightened
12%
Groggy
5%
Helpless
8%
Overwhelmed
24%
Unsupported
1%
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