any other hypnomamas?
I did Hypnobabies audio tracks with my second and I felt it helped with early and active labor. For transition and pushing, I don't find hypnosis helpful. Having said all of that, I really appreciate what Hypnobabies offers, but it is only one of my coping techniques in laborious.
I used hypnobirthing with my 3rd birth and while it was a little helpful, I didn't find it as great as I had hoped. After my sister raved about her hypnobabies birth and talked alot about the course. I decided to give it a go. I did the hypnobabies homestudy course with baby #5 and had a nearly painless, amazing labor and delivery. I can't say enough good things about it. I'm planning to do it again this time:)
I used Hypnobabies with my first pregnancy and birth, and I ended up having a quick birth, so quick that it was unassisted. I do agree with PPs that it is harder to listen to the tracks during transition and pushing, but overall I think it helped soooo much. I will definitely be using it again! I need to listen to the joyful pregnancy affirmations, as I found those really helpful, especially "All of my bodily functions remain normal for the stage of pregnancy that I am in now." I repeat that one to myself when I'm freaking out about a pregnancy symptom.
Does anyone know of a good source for used materials for Hypnobabies? There isn't much on eBay and considering all the other financial things associated with a birth I'm having a hard time justifying the expense of a new copy of the home study course. Especially since I'm going to use it once and then pass it on.
If you're still looking, there was one posted here: http://makelaughlove.com/forum/showthread.php?23418-Everything-Destash!-Hypnobabies-Feliz-FRB-PUL-patterns-dance-costumes&highlight=hypnobabies
I'm a member of that forum - not sure if you have to be a member to see it. They ocassionally pop up on diaperswappers, too.
Looks to be four on ebay right now, too.
I've started listening to my affirmations and plan to start the actual program next week!
I think we may end up doing the home course. All the classes I have found locally are weekday evenings, and that is really hard for us to do; I feel like we would be much more successful doing it ourselves. That being said, I don't know if I'm capable of the discipline of keeping up with it. Although, since we're going into summertime soon-"hopefully" I will have a more relaxed schedule where I can make time to focus on it.