PLATTSBURGH - HypnoBirthing classes at the Alice T. Miner Center for Women and Children resume Jan. 10. The program is led by certified hypnobirthing practitioner Glenda Wood, RNC. Wood teaches participants techniques for a safe and more comfortable birthing experience through guided imagery, visualization and special breathing.
HypnoBirthing can eliminate the fear-tension-pain syndrome before, during and after birthing. It can also greatly reduce the need for chemical painkillers and can shorten the first stage of labor by several hours. Hypnobirthing may also help to reduce the amount of fatigue during labor and that gives mom more energy for the actual birth. The result is a special bonding between mother and baby and birthing companion.
Weekend and evening classes at the center are offered. Private sessions are also available. Call 562-7532 for registration and more information. The Alice T. Miner Center for Women and Children is located on the 3M floor of CVPH Medical Center.