or Connect
Mothering › Groups › November 2012 Due Date Club › Discussions › How are you preparing for labor and birth?

How are you preparing for labor and birth? - Page 2

post #21 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by Marilyn82 View Post

Yep, I'm the same way. Letting go is really hard for me, but so important in labor...so I have learned.

What are your secrets to letting go in labor? I take tips! :) I have had Crohn's for over 10 yrs now, and I usually manage it by zoning out and focusing on something, breathing deep. I always called the pains it brought as "contractions". Reading Bradley method stuff, I think that's going to be hard of course, but not something I'm totally not used to doing.

Quote:
Originally Posted by fayebond View Post

I would never do hypnobirthing during an actual birth.  I tried it, ugh.  gah!  It sent creeps up my spine and made me very uncomfortable.  Especially the script parts about inviting the spirits or whoever into the room, that is just asking for trouble.  

As a Christian, I am uncomfortable with hypnosis for that very reason. I've never looked into it, but that is really creepy. huh.gif

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by katealicia View Post

This is my first pregnancy, so I really don't know what to expect. I can't help but thinking, though, that every little thing I manage to do will help in some way. I started reading every book I could find even before I got pregnant because that's just how I am. My last MW appt was on Thurs and she said that his head is down, which she likes to see this early in a first-timer. That was a relief. I met with a chiropractor this morning and will be seeing her to help with lower back pain and get my body really aligned and ready for birth. And, my first childbirth class is tonight! DH is very excited. 

That's like me! I read Having a Baby Naturally twice before I got pregnant. Lol Once right after we got married, just for information, then once in the 7 months we were TTC to keep motivated. Now I'm on the second time SINCE being pregnant reading it. I'm up to the Labor and Delivery chapter but stopped to read Kangaroo Care. Just in case anything happens and baby comes too soon.

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by PacificMar View Post

Since we were children, on our birthdays, my mother told my brother and I our birth stories, which I believe has been a terrific preparation for birth (and, in my brother's case, being a supportive birth partner). She had a positive experience with both of us and conveyed the effort, but also the wonder and the power, of bringing forth life. I'm sure her inspiring attitude will be of great help, regardless of what unexpected occurrences arise. 

I have read of people suggesting to do that. I think it's a good idea, glad to see someone who has "lived it". :)

post #22 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by PacificMar View Post

 I feel drawn to upright birth positions, but my bulky belly makes it hard to get down onto the floor and get up again without sounding like an elephant seal bellowing at her companions. 

 

THIS

 

I keep trying to squat but its hard to lift a bowling ball with my pelvis alone.   Despite several birthing classes this pregnancy, I feel like I still am only comfortable in the two birthng postions I used for DD (and those were the only two I knew at the time!).

post #23 of 24
[quote
As a Christian, I am uncomfortable with hypnosis for that very reason. I've never looked into it, but that is really creepy. huh.gif
[/quote]

I think Hypnosis gets a really bad rap by the general public. I'm a Christian and have no problem using hypnosis for my birth. Hypnosis is a relaxed state of the mind that everyone is in at some point everyday. Ever zone out while watching tv or a movie, drive somewhere and not remember how you got there, or fall asleep? No one can ever force you into hypnosis and nobody can make you do or accept anything while in hypnosis that you don't want to. You are in complete control the whole time. I'm not sure what childbirth hypnosis program the OP was talking about, but I know that both Hypnobabies and Hypnobirthing have no references to inviting in spirits. Both of those programs focus on deep relaxation and creating Hypno-anesthesia. I wouldn't have anything to do with inviting spirits in either! wink1.gif
post #24 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by poema304 View Post
 No one can ever force you into hypnosis and nobody can make you do or accept anything while in hypnosis that you don't want to. You are in complete control the whole time. 

 

Yep, I did Hypnobabies with DS and it really just helped me get in that laborland zone better and faster. It basically taught me to relax my entire body and stay positive and strong in my mind. 

 

I'm focusing on staying positive in my last 2 months of pregnancy. Sure labor hurts worse than anything (for me) but I am trying to focus on the fact that I CAN birth a baby. I KNOW I can. This amazing child will come out somehow and then the pain will be over. And then I can sleep on my stomach again! biggrinbounce.gif

  Return Home
  Back to Forum: November 2012 Due Date Club
Mothering › Groups › November 2012 Due Date Club › Discussions › How are you preparing for labor and birth?