I’m excited to report that I was able to turn a breech baby with hypnosis (and acupuncture). How do I know? On Wednesday, after I had done a week of acupuncture treatments with my client for just that purpose, she went in for a sonogram. Audrey still had not turned. My client was facing an epidural and a very painful manual procedure. I am an acupuncturist and a medical hypnotherapist, but I’m wary of suggesting hypnosis to acupuncture clients (and vice versa). Nevertheless, I suggested just to her that we use Hypnosis to turn the baby, and that I felt strongly that it would work. Mind you I had not done it before, but I knew the literature.
A study had been done with 200 women with breech babies. Half had gotten hypnosis and half didn’t. Of those that received hypnosis (4 sessions), 81% turned, versus 26% of those who had not. Mom-to-be was of the normal variety person: skeptical but desperate. Her exact words were: “I’ll try anything”.
So we did hypnosis four out of the next five nights, knowing that the sixth was E(pidural) Day. For good measure (and with the client’s blessings) I also did acupuncture while she was in trance. I got word later that afternoon on E Day that the baby had, in fact, turned. The sonogram tech was shocked: In nine years she had not seen anyone who was about to get an epidural not need it.
That alone made my day.
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