What are the pros and cons of the child bearing method of hypnobirthing?

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Hypnobirthing is the use of hypnotherapy to aid in the process of childbirth; it uses techniques like meditation and relaxation to help women feel more comfortable during childbirth. Hypnobirthing is based on the belief that women need to have an overall understanding of how their bodies work and more specifically the workings of their reproductive system, in order for them to overcome the fear of childbirth. Some of the major advantages of hypnobirthing are:

  1. Shorter average labour and birthing period
  2. Fewer Cesarean sections 

Some disadvantages of hypnobirthing are:

  1. Techniques might not work
  2. May be costly to learn techniques from professionals