One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A method of managing pain and anxiety during childbirth, involving various therapeutic relaxation techniques, such as deep breathing and visualization; hypnobirthing.‘we find that the women who do hypnobirth are much more relaxed’as modifier ‘most hypnobirth courses encourage both parents to attend’
- 1.1count noun A birth in which the mother uses the techniques of hypnobirthing to manage pain and anxiety.‘she opted for a hypnobirth for her second pregnancy’
- 1.1count noun A birth in which the mother uses the techniques of hypnobirthing to manage pain and anxiety.
1970s: from hypno- + birth.
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