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Information for the community – Updated guidelines from 5 August 2021
Acknowledgement
The Women's and Children's Hospital is located on the traditional lands for the Kaurna people, and we respect their spiritual relationship with their Country. We also acknowledge that the Kaurna people are the custodians of the Adelaide region, and that their cultural and heritage beliefs are still as important to the living Kaurna people today.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website may contain images, voices and names of people who have passed away.

Pain Relief Options – Hypnotherapy

Hypnosis is a focused state of mind that helps people to respond to sensations and feelings in a helpful way. This mindset may help women during childbirth.

Hypnosis is a focused state of mind that helps people to respond to sensations and feelings in a helpful way. This mindset may help women during childbirth.

For more details about how hypnotherapy works, the evidence behind hypnotherapy as well as when it should not be used please watch this video.

Your Story

Would you like to share your experiences of using hypnotherapy during labour? If you have recently had your baby at the Women's and Children's or been a support person for someone who did and would like to share your story, please get in touch via email. Your details will remain anonymous.

Email address: HealthCYWHSAnaesthesiaWB@sa.gov.au

Further Information

Please note: The Women's and Children's Hospital does not use pethidine or diamorphine. A similar medicine, fentanyl, is given into a small cannula under the skin. The amount of pain relief achieved and the side effects are very similar to those described for pethidine and diamorphine.

To help you find a hypnotherapist please visit:

Please note: The Women's and Children's Hospital does not specifically endorse any of these practitioners.