Originally Posted by youngnhappymamma
I have thought of hypnobirth or hypnobabies before (any recomendations about which one is better?) but I have such a hard time making my body relax....I don't feel like I could actually accomplish that.....but it doesn't hurt to start training and trying, I guess!
I haven't actually used the Hypnobabies yet (sorry it sounded like I had...not due till Feb), but I was totally convinced by the testimonials on this board, particularly from Veritaserum, if you can track her down. That's why I recommended it to my sister, which is who I got my kit from. Unfortunately I don't feel like she actually 'chose' to use it during the labor and birth, although everything still went great. I think she favored the CBE she got from the birth center and kind of disregarded the HB.
The Hypnobirthing class I took was exactly what I needed for my first birth, with a private instructor--who introduced me to Mothering! Yay! No complaints from me.
But from what I understand, Hypnobabies goes more in-depth into actual anesthesia techniques, which sounds like what you would benefit from. Plus it is a homestudy course, which is perfect for me with one hypnobirth under my belt and a 3 yr old I can't leave at home a lot.
In any case, like you said, it couldn't hurt to practice. It is absolutely wonderful to give yourself some true relaxation on a daily basis during pregnancy. You repeat visualizations and affirmations of having the birth you want, which helps bring that into reality. My sister and another friend who practiced during pregnancy but didn't really use it during labor said even that made it worthwhile to take the course.