Re: Please help me with another hypnobirthing question!
|Originally posted by sharonal
My question is this: will I be able to practice without his help? Will the tapes be enough (assuming I've taken the class and have practiced with him before he leaves)?
was not interested in being my Bradley Birth coach at all
. OK, fine. In fact, he was so bored at the Bradley classes that he skipped the last few (he had a cold) but I actually let him skip the last 1 or 2 (when the cold was over).
It was like water torture for him, whatever.
So he was out of the picture with regards to helping me with Hypnosis scripts as well, that was fine by me. Though, he did insist on going to the HypnoBirthing classes with me
so he could understand the process and what it was about exactly. (He missed the first 3 classes because of the cold, but my awesome
HypnoBirthing practioner let me/us make them up again so he could attend, no extra cost.) Like everyone, he was skeptical, but he was not vocally pessimistic or negative.
I took the class one month before my due date. I practiced everyday by myself. Personally, I thought this was great because I did not grow accustomed or dependent on him to helping ME relax. I was doing very well on my own.
Yeah, it was a little difficult to hear other couples talk about how nice and bonding it was for them to practice, some couples really got into it, creating their own ritual (lightling candles) each night. But I was fine. You can definitely do it on your own.Were the tapes enough?
The tapes were enough for me! I hated the Rainbow Relaxation tape at first, but I forced myself to listen, then I grew to like it. (But if they are NOT enough for you, look into HypnoBabies.com.)
I ignored the scripts in the book/class that didn't make any sense to me (like glove anesthesia ?) and just focused on what did work (the tapes.)
Towards the end of my pregnancy, I EXCUDED self-confidence and calm and everyone around me (pre-natal yoga teacher, other pg women) picked up on it. I could not believe it.
Months before, I was terrified of things "going wrong" at the birth (what if my Doula doesn't show up in time, what if I end up with an OB from hell because my OB doesn't show up on time...) but towards the end, I was feeling like I could give birth completely on my own, unassisted (wow !!!) in the middle of NYC's Grand Central Train Station.