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Mandi - In the Files section of the Yahoo group there is a document (in the FAQs folder) about Restless Leg Syndrome. It has suggestions for exercises, supplements, and homeopathic remedies. Hope that helps a little!
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Originally Posted by minkajane View Post

I'm having a hard time with the Hypnobabies CDs. I love love love the affirmations and I listen to them every day, but when I try to listen to listen to the hypnosis tracks, I end up having to stop because my restless leg syndrome goes crazy. During the day I move around a lot and it's fine but every time I try to relax it's so bad I want to cry. I've tried the first two tracks twice each and I've never been able to make it all the way through the track. I feel like I'm running out of time (I'm about 31 weeks) and I'm worried that I won't be able to get enough practice in to be of much use during labor.

 

Anybody else had trouble with getting jittery or itchy or not being able to finish the tracks for some reason?

 

I don't have the CDs anymore (going to do labor from memory, but I've been able to numb myself since so I'm hopeful), but I remember being on the 3rd or 4th CD/track, where you get pretty deep into it, and I'd get soooo itchy!  I never really got past that, but kept listening to the CDs while I slept and switching off with the affirmations CD and was able to keep myself hypnotized for most of my labor (pitocin finally got to me).  Don't give up, try to work through it, but even if you can't get past the itchies/restlessness I think you may still be in a hypnotic state, if I recall correctly.
 

post #43 of 47
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Heya Hypnobabies Mamas!  Just wanted to check in and see if you feel ready, and what you have been doing to prepare.

 

I've been listening to the variety of tracks as I sleep and letting them play all night.  I switch from the affirmations to the different hypnosis practices depending on my mood.  The last few nights I've really been digging the hypnotic childbirth #1 and #2.  I feel pretty good about being able to anesthetize myself and get into a pretty deep hypnotic spell at will.  I know it's harder when you are contracting to focus, but I think I'm as prepared as I can get.  I need to really think about possibly having some background music ready to go on my iPod to help tune out any distractions.  Last time I just listened to the hynpnobabies tracks to keep me focused, but this time around I'm not sure I want to.

post #44 of 47

I gave up on Hypnobabies, to be honest. I tried for a few weeks, but between working two jobs, moving, and constant interruptions from three boys + 3 dogs, I wasn't able to do them regularly. It got to the point where I was getting really stressed out about the fact that I wasn't doing them, so I said screw it. I do listen to the pregnancy affirmations whenever I can, I use the finger-drop and light switch techniques to help me relax at night, and I plan on listening to the CDs during labor. I think I'll be fine.

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I'm doing them when I can.  I have Hypnobabies and mainly just like disk 1.  3 is OK.  I haven't done the affirmations.  I'm totally half-assing it.  ;-)   I do find them helpful when I'm having trouble sleeping and, for me, they help with the restless leg.  

 

I have a question about their use during birth.  Do you all plan to listen to the tapes during birth or are you supposed to be able to "turn it on" without the recording by then?  

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I'm doing them when I can.  I have Hypnobabies and mainly just like disk 1.  3 is OK.  I haven't done the affirmations.  I'm totally half-assing it.  ;-)   I do find them helpful when I'm having trouble sleeping and, for me, they help with the restless leg.  

 

I have a question about their use during birth.  Do you all plan to listen to the tapes during birth or are you supposed to be able to "turn it on" without the recording by then?  



With my last birth I listened to one of the tracks (can't remember which one) for many hours to keep focused.  This time around I'm not sure, but I will have them all cued up on my iPod just in case.  There are a couple that are specific to when you are in labor and pushing, so I want to have those ready to go.  Plus there is a Birthing Day affirmations track that is pretty good - I think I will listen to it in early labor to keep focused and positive.  I also want to have some lyric-less music ready in case I don't feel like listening to the hypnobabies stuff but want to drown out the other noises to keep focused.

post #47 of 47
I'm still doing the maintenance schedule as far as listening to tracks goes, plus "Turn Posterior Baby Turn" every night. I keep slacking off on the affirmations, but am still listening to them at least 3-4 times a week. I've been skipping finger drop practice too and on the days I do any I only do 1-2, but hopefully this will change after I finish the last couple of things on my to do list and have more time to just relax during the day.

Last time, during birth, I tried to listen to my tracks in (what I thought was) early labor, but they just irritated me so I turned them off (which may have involved throwing the iPod across the apartment and directing some choice words at Kerry redface.gif). I ended up just using the peace cue during labor instead. This time I plan to use the cues/techniques during early labor and then listen to the tracks during active labor, but I'm really flexible about doing whatever feels right in the moment.
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