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post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 

A friend just loaned me her Hypnobabies CDs, but she didn't have the written material that goes with it.  So, I'm not exactly sure what I should listen to and when.  She did tell me to wait on the last disk which is specifically about labor (Easy First Stage and Pushing Baby Out).   Does anyone know about the other disks and when I should start using each?  Hopefully she will find her materials soon, but I would like to get started with them now.

post #2 of 14

It is essential for you to have the written materials.  The recordings are only half the program.  I hope she finds them soon!  The first one is Special Place and Easy Comfortable Childbirth.  Pregnancy Affirmations is daily and it's the only one you can listen to while doing other stuff (including driving). You can't really move on from there without the workbooks, though.... :(

post #3 of 14

I'm in the same boat and wish the written material could be bought separately, but it doesn't look like it works that way...

post #4 of 14

There is a yahoo group that you can join to get more information and support.  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Hypnobabies/

post #5 of 14

I second that... you definitely need the full course to do the program (not just the CD's) as it wasn't made to be a 'listen-only' program. There's a detailed explanation here. Without the workbooks and instruction for learning and practicing the self-hypnosis cues that create hypno-anesthesia, it is not possible to create the amazing, comfortable Hypnobabies births we see in the videos on YouTube and in the birth stories we read on the Hypnobabies blog.

 

Also, you'll want to check with your friend to see if she did the class in-person or the homestudy program. If it's the homestudy program and she can give you the complete program with all the written materials then that's great! If she is lending you a set that she got from in-person classes then it won't be effective since it's not set up to self-learn all the hypnosis tools.

 

Hope that helps! Start with Special Place and Easy, Comfortable Childbirth, alternating each of those tracks listening to 1 each day until you get your full set. As Veritaserum said you can also listen to pregnancy affirmations (which can be listened to in the background as you make/eat breakfast, do dishes, clean, drive etc. and is the ONLY track that can be safely listened to like that). The other tracks you need to be laying or sitting in a fully supported position.

 

All the best! We're using Hypnobabies for our birth and very excited about it :-) 

post #6 of 14
Thread Starter 

Well, that is too bad.  Hopefully she will find the written material soon.  I don't think we have any classes in our area, otherwise, I'd much rather do that.  I'm more of an "in person" learner.   Also, I don't seem to have disks with Special Place and Easy Comfortable Childbirth.  Maybe what I have is older or it is renamed now?  

 

The disks I have are:

CD1 relaxation music for use with scripts and practice

CD 2 Fear Release and Deepening

CD 3 Affirmations- Birthing Day and Joyful Pregnancy

CD 4 Birth Guide- Easy First Stage and Pushing Baby Out

 

I started listening to the affirmations last night.  I figure that is the best thing to do at this point until I figure out how to use the rest.  

 

I'll check out the yahoo group too.  Thanks!

post #7 of 14
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Originally Posted by MamaRuga View Post

Well, that is too bad.  Hopefully she will find the written material soon.  I don't think we have any classes in our area, otherwise, I'd much rather do that.  I'm more of an "in person" learner.   Also, I don't seem to have disks with Special Place and Easy Comfortable Childbirth.  Maybe what I have is older or it is renamed now?  

 

The disks I have are:

CD1 relaxation music for use with scripts and practice

CD 2 Fear Release and Deepening

CD 3 Affirmations- Birthing Day and Joyful Pregnancy

CD 4 Birth Guide- Easy First Stage and Pushing Baby Out

 

I started listening to the affirmations last night.  I figure that is the best thing to do at this point until I figure out how to use the rest.  

 

I'll check out the yahoo group too.  Thanks!


greensad.gif You're missing half the CDs, too. And I am pretty sure you have the live class materials, which aren't written for home use. You would be missing important instruction. The relaxation music doesn't come with the home study set.

You should also have:
Special Place/Easy Comfortable Childbirth
Learning Self-Hypnosis/Creating Anesthesia
Hypnotic Childbirth 1 & 2
Visualize Your Birth (optional, but it's one of my favorites)

Honestly, you'd be better off buying a used or new complete HOME study set. If you "Like" Hypnobabies on Facebook and then buy through their Facebook store you get a discount....
post #8 of 14
Thread Starter 

Bummer!  Well, I'll look into getting a set of my own, I guess.  

post #9 of 14

are there any cds out there that will help relax (self hypnosis for birth) that dont require doing a bunch of work books or multiple cds?

post #10 of 14
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Originally Posted by Sharlla View Post

are there any cds out there that will help relax (self hypnosis for birth) that dont require doing a bunch of work books or multiple cds?



I believe that you can buy individual CDs at Hypnobabies.com without needing to buy the full set.  Maybe look at the pregnancy and birth affirmations CDs?  It wouldn't be the same as taking the whole course, but it couldn't hurt!

 

I just got my home-study set from Amazon.  It was a bit cheaper than elsewhere on line.  I wish I could have found a used set, but figure I can always resell mine.  I'm looking forward to getting started. 

post #11 of 14

I was in this same boat myself.

This is what I was able to dig up:

 

Week one:

day 1:  your special place

day 2: easy, comfortable childbirth (or painless childbirth)

day 3:  your special place

day 4:  easy, comfortable childbirth

day 5: your special place

day 6: easy, comfortable childbirth

 

Week 2:

day 1: learning self hypnosis

day 2:  deepining

day 3:  (keeps repeating like the 1st week)

 

Week 3:

day 1:  creating anesthesia

day 2:  deepening

repeats...

 

Week 4:

day 1:  hypnotic childbirth #1

day 2:  deepening

repeats...

 

Week 5:

day 1:  hypnotic childbirth #2

day 2:  deepening

repeats

 

The rest of the weeks are repeats/practice (I don't know the order)...Birth affirmations is every day.

 

Hope this helps!!

 

post #12 of 14
Thread Starter 

Thanks CordeliaLynn.  I did finally purchase the home study course and that is the sequence for is listed.  So, it is clear that the set my friend gave me just wasn't everything.  Some of the really important disks weren't in the set.  I suppose that those are taught in the live class which is why they weren't in her set.  

 

I've been doing the study/listening for two weeks now.  I fall asleep EVERY time.  I know that it is supposed to be fine to sleep through them, but I still feel like it would be better to know what it is that I'm supposed to be doing.  But, I have enough time to keep trying, I'm not stressing about it.  I load the two tracks for the week and the affirmations on my ipod shuffle.  So it only plays those and is fine if I don't wake up to turn it off.  It is also really great to have in the middle of the night when the pregnancy insomnia hits.  I can tell that I am already feeling more positive and joyful about my pregnancy and birth.  That in itself has been wonderful!  I'm still wondering how it will do for birth, but I'm feeling hopeful.

 

 

post #13 of 14
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Originally Posted by MamaRuga View Post

Thanks CordeliaLynn.  I did finally purchase the home study course and that is the sequence for is listed.  So, it is clear that the set my friend gave me just wasn't everything.  Some of the really important disks weren't in the set.  I suppose that those are taught in the live class which is why they weren't in her set.  

 

I've been doing the study/listening for two weeks now.  I fall asleep EVERY time.  I know that it is supposed to be fine to sleep through them, but I still feel like it would be better to know what it is that I'm supposed to be doing.  But, I have enough time to keep trying, I'm not stressing about it.  I load the two tracks for the week and the affirmations on my ipod shuffle.  So it only plays those and is fine if I don't wake up to turn it off.  It is also really great to have in the middle of the night when the pregnancy insomnia hits.  I can tell that I am already feeling more positive and joyful about my pregnancy and birth.  That in itself has been wonderful!  I'm still wondering how it will do for birth, but I'm feeling hopeful.


I just want to re-affirm that it is OKAY to sleep through the tracks! It's just as effective as listening to them consciously. Your subconscious mind is like a tape recorder that is always listening so you're still getting all the important messages. If it would boost your confidence to know what's on them, when you're at home and not doing anything requiring important concentration you can skip over the 'induction' and listen to what's on the rest of the CD. Never while driving though. I've had students 'sleep' through every track and have amazing births! I say 'sleep' because sometimes you are indeed sleeping but other times you're just in a really deep state of hypnosis and don't consciously remember what you heard (if you wake up within 10-15 minutes of the count up at the end you were in a deep state of hypnosis, if you don't wake up until the morning you were sleeping - either is just as effective though!)

 

Hope that helps!

 

post #14 of 14
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Originally Posted by PrenatalCoach View Post


I just want to re-affirm that it is OKAY to sleep through the tracks! It's just as effective as listening to them consciously. Your subconscious mind is like a tape recorder that is always listening so you're still getting all the important messages. If it would boost your confidence to know what's on them, when you're at home and not doing anything requiring important concentration you can skip over the 'induction' and listen to what's on the rest of the CD. Never while driving though. I've had students 'sleep' through every track and have amazing births! I say 'sleep' because sometimes you are indeed sleeping but other times you're just in a really deep state of hypnosis and don't consciously remember what you heard (if you wake up within 10-15 minutes of the count up at the end you were in a deep state of hypnosis, if you don't wake up until the morning you were sleeping - either is just as effective though!)

 

Hope that helps!

 



This is so good to hear. We are doing the home study course and I also have been "asleep" and DH has been nagging me about it. Like I'm not doing it "right" or something - that it's not going to "work" if I'm not consciously hearing everything. But everytime, when I'm "asleep" I jump out of the state I'm in within 10 minutes of the track ending. Yesterday I felt really pro because I came out right after she counted. So thanks, Prenatal coach!

 

and Mamaruga, I totally agree with you - I too am feeling more positive about the birth already. After feeling so down and worried about the hospital and everything - I just feel better able to deal with it now. 

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