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Anyone doing Hypnobabies?

post #1 of 47
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With my last pregnancy I started hypnobabies sometime in my second trimester. I practiced the self hypnosis techniques and got to a point where I'd listen to different tracks as I was sleeping at night (I'm now addicted to sleeping with my earbuds in my ears, though these days I'm listening to the news while I sleep).

One of the tracks, I can't recall the name, is about being healthy during your pregnancy. Prior to listening to this track, I had contracted early PUPPS - so annoying to have a rash on my chest and arms! But I found that when I was listening to this track, which included statements like "I have the perfect blood pressure" and "I have the right amount of iron" and such, the PUPPS disappeared. I didn't make the connection until I stopped listening at night to this track, and my PUPPS returned. After a couple of weeks I started listening to that track again (I had switched to the hypnosis tracks during that time) and the rashes went away.

My pregnancy with my older son, even though I was 5 years younger at the time, resulted in high blood pressure and lots of swelling which led to an induction (bleh). I realized that my last pregnancy, which was totally healthy despite my AMA, was at least in part due to listening to the hypnobabies tracks all night long for months.

And of course labor was way easier because I could put myself into a hypnotic state and lasted for many hours on pitocin before finally relenting to an epidural when I had not progressed much in 6 hours.

Of course, not wanting/expecting another child, I stupidly deleted the tracks from my iTunes and gave the discs and book to my doula because she worked so long during my labor. Now I have to look for a discounted set on ebay or craigslist - grr can't believe I have to pay for it again!

Is anyone else planning on doing hypnobabies?
post #2 of 47
I Hypnobabies! I did it with DS and attribute my awesome pg and short, easy homebirth mostly to my Hypnobabies study. After a couple losses, I've had a hard time starting the affirmations track before I'm more sure we won't have another first trimester loss. But, I'm really looking forward to starting that in the next week or two and then eventually doing the home study again and listening to the other tracks around the beginning of the third tri!

It really sucks that you got rid of your program and will have to get another. Is it possible to borrow it back from your doula (or at least have her let you put the tracks back on your iTunes)? If not, I would call Hypnobabies. I had reason to call a few times during DS's pg and I always got a call back, once from Kerry herself. They do offer the program at a discount when they have used copies available so at the very least maybe they can offer you that?
post #3 of 47
this is my first pg and my partner just bought me the hypnobabies home study a week or so ago... i haven't started the program other than reading through the introductions stuff... when is a good time to start? i'm just entering the 2nd tri and i'm thinking of starting soon. i'm really excited!!!
post #4 of 47
I really think I will do hypnobabies. Nearly everyone I have read about that used it really liked it and attributed a great birth to it. I guess I need to get it ordered. I'm not really paying much attention to time and I'm nearly in the second trimester!
post #5 of 47
I really think I will do hypnobabies. Nearly everyone I have read about that used it really liked it and attributed a great birth to it. I guess I need to get it ordered. I'm not really paying much attention to time and I'm nearly in the second trimester!
post #6 of 47
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Originally Posted by Sihaya View Post
They do offer the program at a discount when they have used copies available so at the very least maybe they can offer you that?
I forgot about that - thanks! I'll look into it!

When I get it, I'll start the affirmations track early into the second trimester and begin the hypnosis tracks at the end of the second trimester or early into the third. The program periodically goes on sale for just over $100, so you ladies can keep a look out for it over the next few months.
post #7 of 47
A friend of mine just birthed her third with Hypnobabies and loved it, I may see if she wants to sell hers.
post #8 of 47
I am! I didn't with my first and had a very long labor (planned HB) which ended up in a C/S. I'm hoping the Hypnobabies will help things along this time and hopefully I will have a successful VBAC. I found the homestudy course on craigslist and I'm so excited to get started.
post #9 of 47
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I am! I didn't with my first and had a very long labor (planned HB) which ended up in a C/S. I'm hoping the Hypnobabies will help things along this time and hopefully I will have a successful VBAC. I found the homestudy course on craigslist and I'm so excited to get started.
Ohhh I'm so jealous! I have an app on my phone for finding things on craigslist and hypnobabies still hasn't come up.
post #10 of 47
I see the course used on Ebay from time to time.
I'm going to try it this time around! I am really receptive to hypnosis and I am hopeful it will work well for me.
post #11 of 47
I did hypno the first 2 times but not specifically hypnobabies. I had a doula who was a hypnotherapist and we met several times and she did sessions with me and recorded them and I would listen to them on my own, too. The first time we met a bunch of times, the second not very much but she sent me cd's to listen to. This time- I called her when I found out I was pregnant and asked her to save the date. I want her there because she was there for the 1st 2. I like her, she has a voice like a narcotic and she helped a lot (esp. the 2nd time) but I'm not sure I will do any hypno sessions before this time. Still thinking about it.
post #12 of 47
I used Hypnobirthing with my second birth and had an amazing experience with it. I'm planning in breaking out the CD again here in a few weeks once I'm solidly in the second trimester. Last time I only had the CD for about a month before going into labor. I'm intrigued to see what listening for most of the pregnancy will do!

I love the sound of the affirmations tracks. Hypnobirthing doesn't have that.. at least not the version I have. Well, there are affirmations in the one script you listen to at night, but not a whole recording of nothing but.
post #13 of 47
How well does this work if you typically aren't receptive to hypnosis? I love the idea of hypnosis and I've tried it before and it really wasn't successful. (I admit that it was many years ago, however.) I really want to do something like this but hesitate to spend so much money if it might now work on me.
post #14 of 47
i don't know if the hypnosis actually worked for me, but it did knock me out every single night. and i did end up having my husband whisper mantras to me through labor. that really helped. so did practicing relinquishing control. i think hypnobabies and prenatal yoga gave me a hell of a one-two punch for labor and let me go totally drug free in my homebirth, despite it being a bit of a hard labor.
post #15 of 47
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Originally Posted by malayasmommy View Post
How well does this work if you typically aren't receptive to hypnosis? I love the idea of hypnosis and I've tried it before and it really wasn't successful. (I admit that it was many years ago, however.) I really want to do something like this but hesitate to spend so much money if it might now work on me.
Here is the answer Hypnobabies gives on their website. That was initially one of my concerns as well and I never felt like I was "hypnotized" during practice, but it all kicked in and worked during labor, so I would definitely recommend trying it if you are interested.
post #16 of 47
I will and I am looking forward to it! I used it for my last birth, and I liked both the practise (gave me an excuse to lie down after dinner after a busy day chasing my toddler) and and the actual use during my lovely home birth.
post #17 of 47
I used Hypnobabies with my last son and had a wonderful natural water birth! I can't wait to start on it again this time! It really helps during pregnancy too!
post #18 of 47
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I'm reviving this old thread to add that I had my amnio the other day, and thought that if I could put myself into hypnosis and numb my uterus then I wouldn't need to purchase the hypnobabies program again. Well, it worked! I didn't feel a thing even though I haven't tried to hypnotize myself in 15 months. I'll purchase the positive affirmations track for 10 bucks off the website to keep healthy during my pregnancy, but I feel totally confident that I can get myself through labor without having to do all the practice sessions again. I love hypnobabies even more now than I did before!
post #19 of 47
I found a used set on Ebay. It came with several extra CD's/MP3's.

Check out ebay!

post #20 of 47
I have been looking into Hypnobabies too - it seems to get better reviews than Hypnobirthing. I have a copy of the MP3's but I don't have the actual book. Does anyone know how I could get a copy of it? I did some Googling and apparently it has a lot of information so it seems like that would be useful.
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