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post #81 of 109
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PM me your address and your email I figure out which way I can get it sent-- sending the file would be easiest but I am not sure on how to do it, so I'll see if DH can help.



All is going well here; Ive begun adding in a little visualizing my baby head down since we aren't there yet haven't felt any big kicks yet this morning but I think we may have had a spin list night.
post #82 of 109
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Dh has no interest in any of the reading/scripts. I can't say I really mind. Just picturing him reading them has me giggling - I just don't think he's cut out for it
Xekomaya, I'm totally in the same boat. My husband is completely supportive of me doing hypnobabies, etc. but when it comes down to him actually reading through the materials and reading scripts to me - it's just too much for him. I also feel ok with this, but wonder if it's a big deal that I won't be "hypno-coached" by him during the birth?

I made it through yesterdays session without falling asleep I feel so wonderful after these sessions - that I think the meditative benefits of it are worth it already, even if this is all it does for me in the end!

Hope everyone is doing well.....Sara
post #83 of 109
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My DH knows the two cue words "relax" and "release" but we aren't really practicing too much. He is helping me with some laboring positions while I practice my hypnosis. We shall see how it goes later down the road.


And I can't tell if the baby is head down or up anymore. I'm still getting movement down low, but it doesn't feel strong enough to be kicks. BUt not as much movement up top, but it is stronger movement. So, I'm continuing to visualize head down while I do my practice...hopefully my midwife will tell me wed that he/she is head down!
post #84 of 109
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HOw is eveyrone doing???


I never really use to fall asleep during the CDs but I am more and more. I even find myself wanting to go to sleep during them because it's so peaceful and relaxing


practice is going well...I do about 3 times a day, trying to do longer sessions and lots of moving around into diffferent positions.

I also really think visualization has helped in the baby positioning..I really feel h/she is head down now and I'm gonna start the optimal positioning stuff if I find out we are good to go on wednesday (our appointment)



PS--- I am working on sending out that file right now. Should be to you soon!
post #85 of 109
hi everyone! hope its not too late to join!
I just ordered my hypnobabies course and just cant wait to get it!!! ive heard so many great things about it. i have a friend who knows someone who raves about how well it worked for her. i also read a book on pain management options and it was the only one of the several listed where all the testimonials were positive. im already a strong believer in positive affirmations etc. so im super thrilled to find a group of like-minded woman!
post #86 of 109
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hi everyone! hope its not too late to join!
I just ordered my hypnobabies course and just cant wait to get it!!! ive heard so many great things about it. i have a friend who knows someone who raves about how well it worked for her. i also read a book on pain management options and it was the only one of the several listed where all the testimonials were positive. im already a strong believer in positive affirmations etc. so im super thrilled to find a group of like-minded woman!
Welcome!!! I have been having a great time doing hypnobabies
post #87 of 109
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Bumping this up to see how everyone is doing. I hope practice is going well for all.

I find as the birth draws near, it's harder and harder to keep away all the negative birth stories with my bubble. It seems that when your belly is huge, people aren't afraid to share their horror stories

I look forward to doing a fear release session tomorrow.
post #88 of 109
I am way behind as I spent way too long on week one and trying to read lesson 2 before starting the CDs...

I am listening to disc 2...I am trying hard to listen to the affirmations daily in addition to to the track that I'm supposed to...it is hard to fit in two esp when they put me to sleep.

I was supposed to do some exercises tonight but I've been playing here on the computer instead

I need to practice the finger drop technique as I just don't think it is the same to do it lying in bed...

I have difficulty shutting off my mind sometimes and keeping daydreams out.

Also I need help getting my switch to work...I don't think mine is connected properly...I'm not sure if anything is being turned off...I actually think things are being turned on...b/c it seems that's when my nose itches, my leg cramps, my hair falls in my eye, my arm is uncomfy and I need to move my body...

Does anyone else suffer from this ADD?

Overall I love it...even if it is just for the fact that I am sleeping so much better. I do need to discipline myself more though.

Hope you are all doing well!
post #89 of 109
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I need to practice the finger drop technique as I just don't think it is the same to do it lying in bed...

I have difficulty shutting off my mind sometimes and keeping daydreams out.

Also I need help getting my switch to work...I don't think mine is connected properly...I'm not sure if anything is being turned off...I actually think things are being turned on...b/c it seems that's when my nose itches, my leg cramps, my hair falls in my eye, my arm is uncomfy and I need to move my body...

Does anyone else suffer from this ADD?

I think I suffer from it to. I am comfortable till I turn my switch to off then everything itches or I get uncomfortable and have to move my foot or leg or arm. I can't shut my mind off either....or find time to practice the techniques before bed. My dd doesn't take naps, my dh is out of town so I get no time to myself until bedtime.

I also can't seem to find time to listen to both the affirmation cd and the one for the "class". Sometimes I listen to the affirmation cd while dd is in bathtub that way I get a little listen time (when she's not singing at the top of her lungs)

I figure as much as I can get in before the baby comes I will do a little better hypnosis wise than last time (which was none). I will be more relaxed and comfortable in my birth.

I am on class 3 going on 4 tomorrow soo... Maybe once I get to maintenance I will have it all down pat.
post #90 of 109
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I find as the birth draws near, it's harder and harder to keep away all the negative birth stories with my bubble. It seems that when your belly is huge, people aren't afraid to share their horror stories
i can see that. people ask so many questions and offer so much opinion it's quite a challenge to dodge the discussion even when you don't bring it up, your belly brings it up! lately i just try and not seem interested or not offer any response at all and quickly deflect the topic. it's working to help remain in my bubble.

but im definately starting to make a better effort to avoid reading birth stories unless i know its a really positive one. (ive been reading way too many negative ones recently just out of habit).

anyhoo i just got my HB course yesterday and Im excited!
post #91 of 109
I just stumbled upon this and am so excited for you all I just had to post. You will LOVE Hypnobabies! I had an amazing, incredible, wonderful birth, and I know you will, too! Don't worry about other people's "horror stories"... that's their body, their baby, and their attitude, which couldn't be more different from YOUR body, YOUR baby, and YOUR attitude!

I took a class instead of doing the home course, but I would be happy to answer any questions y'all may have. And I will definitely cheer you on!
post #92 of 109
Soo umm is hypnobabies the same as hypnobirthing ???????
post #93 of 109
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Soo umm is hypnobabies the same as hypnobirthing ???????
No. My Hypnobabies instructor actually took hypnobirthing for her first child but felt it didn't have enough tools/techniques for birthing day, so that's when she switched to hypnobabies. I have also heard a lot more successful hypnobabies stories than hypnobirthing stories. However, they are very similar, especially in initial approach.
post #94 of 109
Is everyone practicing? Now that dh is back from his out of town work I find it difficult to listen to my cd's I am on class 5 but I can't get the cd's listened to.

I have been practicing the finger drop technique and center switch though and it seems to work great when it doesn't make me fall asleep.
post #95 of 109
Is anyone else having difficulty with this?

I love listening to the CDs as they are super relaxing for me which is great as I am so high-strung. They always put me to sleep unless I listen to them sitting up which I have the opportunity to do a few times...mostly my only time to practice is at night before bed. The program has also helped with my confidence and my focus and positive attitude but there a little things that I feel I am not doing right or doesn't match up with my crazy mind...

So my problem is I don't feel like I have a switch. Yes once the CD is on I am comfy and relaxed but I don't feel like I'm off in the sense that when she says test yourself...I know I CAN move so I don't test myself b/c I know I'll move and "fail" the test. Am I someone who is just either ON or CENTER? I'm okay with that but is anyone else like that or am I a hypnobabies loser?

Additionally, I can't visualize a bubble so I can never make it stronger like she suggests...I end up just telling myself I have a bubble even though I can't visualize it and I'm a very visual person.

Also for those that other children...when you are imagining yourself in your special place with your baby, does your baby end up being your already born children? I try to imagine myself holding my "inside" baby but it only lasts for a few seconds and then the baby turns into Jack and I just see images of us when he was little. I don't know if that has to do with the fact that Jack is still a baby 14m so there isn't enough distance or what.

I know a big part practicing 5 times a day but I truly don't know how to do that. How do you working women do it? I am a teach so I am "on" all day aside from lunch...it is not like I can sneak a few minutes in my cubby to self-hypnotize to practice...what do you all do?

I am loving this program but I feel I need some suggestions to improve my progress...
post #96 of 109
so im on week two of the course and i dont know if this is mere coincidence because my due date inches closer, but just recently anytime i think about birth or if anyone asks me if im ready, i have no fear or anxiety creep over me whatsoever like before! actually the total opposite is happening, i feel relaxed, excited, confident about the whole thing, actually looking forward to it.

anyone else experience this shift while taking the course?
post #97 of 109
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I totally feel that ability to block out fears a lot more. I am going to write more later but I have to go make dinner! Hope everyone is doing well.

BlueIrises-

I don't always feel "off" when I am off either...but I keep telling myself that as long as I keep practicing, my switch WILL be off in my birthing time. I do remember, at first, thinking "I can move if I want to" but then it kinda hit me....you CHOOSE to make your switch off, and you choose to let everything go limp and lazy...like the cds say. I guess once I grasped that choice, it really helped me be totally "off"

hope that helps!
post #98 of 109
Hey Mamas!

Just thought I'd post this video that I found on YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OA7Y_DnC_kA

I've been struggling with the same problems -- falling asleep listening to tracks, not sure if my switch is 'off', getting itchy/uncomfortable/etc when my switch is off/center. *sigh*

I also realized that I'm putting WAY too much pressure on myself about hypnobaby'ing. I tried to use Hypnobabies last time but never got through it (went into labor early) and was so frustrated that I feel it actually made the situation worse so now I'm just focusing on using Hypnobabies to relax me but I'm not relying on it 100%... if that makes sense. (I find that the further along I get in this pregnancy, the less sense I make -- my husband laughs at me all the time.)

So if you don't try so hard, it might make it easier to relax, turn off your switch, etc. Like the affirmations say, no matter how you 'feel', just know that your switch is off. Don't think about it, just know that it's true.
post #99 of 109
Hi! I'm new here. I can't believe it took me this long to find mothering.com!

I'm a hypnomom, too. We're in week 2 of an instructor led class. I'm liking it so far, but I've also had doubts creep in for the first time recently. I think it's because last night the instructor had our birth partner "test" us by pinching our arms while we were making anesthesia and I felt it all three times. I was so confident that I wouldn't that it was a real letdown to feel discomfort.

I'm trying to take that as just meaning that I need more practice. Plus it wasn't the *best* hypnosis session for me (instructor kept coughing, was in a strange place, etc.). I just don't think my hypnosis was as deep as it could/should have been.

I'm listening to my scripts a lot at night, too.

To the PP who had trouble finding their special place - me too! I sort of just gave up "trying" to find a place and let a place come to mind, but it's really strange (in my head it is at least). But I guess if that is what my mind wants I should give it what it wants. I don't know. Maybe it will change as my guess date approaches.

Wow, this ended up being a long post for my intention of just being a "drop in and say hi" one.
post #100 of 109
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Whenever I have used directing my anesthesia recently when I have been in discomfort (back, feet, etc) I have still been able to feel the sensation of the discomfort...but it is alleviated and not the center of my concentration anymore. DOes that make sense?

I am not anticipating a pain free birth...but i feel like my anesthesia will help the discomfort become something in the background, which immediately makes me feel more comfortable.
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