Objectives: The objective of this research was to analyse the effect of hypnobirthing education given to
pregnant women during antenatal period on fear of childbirth.
Methods: This is an educational interventional case-control study. A total of 51 pregnant women were studied
together during the 12th week of pregnancy. Ethical Committee and related consents were taken. Data was
evaluated by using descriptive statistics.
Results: The age average of the pregnant in the control group was 28.70 ± 5.42 years while it was 25.74 ±
5.16 years for the case group. Women's gestational week averages were 20.87 weeks for study and 24.10 weeks
for control group. In the study, the pre-training scale scores of the cases and control groups were compared
with the average level of birth fear of the groups (t = 1.848, p = 0.073). There was a significant difference
between pre- and post-hypnotic scale scores in the birth preparation class (t = -5.329, p < 0.001). Before the
training; 48% of the case group. Fifty-two percent of the control group is adequately informed about the
Conclusions: It was found that among the pregnant women who had attended birth preparation classes, positive
labour perception of the intervention group pregnant women was higher than that of the control group pregnant
women who hadn’t had hypnobirthing education and there was a significant difference between them.
Keywords: Birth preparation, fear of childbirth, hypnobirthing, midwife, pregnant