Definition of hypnobirth in US English:

hypnobirth

noun

  • 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. 1.1 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’

Origin

1970s: from hypno- + birth.

Pronunciation

hypnobirth

/ˈhɪpnoʊˌbərθ//ˈhipnōˌbərTH/