There is some evidence to suggest that babies born to mothers who practiced hypnobirthing techniques may be calmer and less stressed after birth. A small study published in the journal Midwifery in 2014 found that babies born to mothers who used hypnobirthing techniques had lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol in their saliva immediately after birth compared to babies born to mothers who did not use hypnobirthing.
Another study published in the Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing in 2016 found that women who used hypnobirthing techniques reported lower levels of pain during labor and delivery, and their babies had higher Apgar scores (a measure of a baby’s physical condition at birth) compared to women who did not use hypnobirthing.
While these findings suggest that hypnobirthing may be associated with calmer babies and lower levels of stress, it is important to note that more research is needed to fully understand the potential benefits of hypnobirthing. It is also important to keep in mind that every birth experience is unique and that the use of hypnobirthing techniques is just one of many factors that can affect a baby’s behaviour after birth.