Originally Posted by AmyC
Wow, so cool to hear from others practicing away. I think I'll feel more confident (less "behind") when my materials arrive and I can start. Is listening once a day generally good, or should you try to budget more time?
You still have time, Amy.
I think most of the programs as meant to start in the 3rd trimester. It's just it never hurts to start early... unless you have problems starting something & continuing it! Then, it does you no good to start early!
Sometimes it's better to just commit to the last 8 weeks of pregnancy than to do the CDs some of the time but not consistently.
Most of the programs suggest one time a day doing hypnosis (CD or partner/Hypnotist led). But, you can do them more if you want... again though, budget your ability. Don't burn out too soon... this is a rest-of-pregnancy long commitment if you want the full benefit.
What program did you order?
Is this an entire thread of HypnoBabies listeners except for me? It's really cool we have an actual HypnoBabies instructor with us!
jraohc - Lots and lots of women sleep through them. I noticed though while doing Hypnobabies (my 2nd pregnancy, I thought I'd do HypnoBabies but then settled on Imagery Birthing instead) and also with HypnoBirthing (1st pregnancy) that when I was told to come out of Hypnosis & back to consciousness, I did! Then, a lot of times, I'd have to "fall asleep" all over again sometimes having difficulty because I was SO awake. So, I really think I was technically in deep hypnosis, even though it felt like sleep. I do know that my brain was still "recording" though, because it worked for me!
It occurred to me that some of you might want the longer version of our birth stories. Here are mine if you want to read more in depth:My first Baby, HypnoBirthing
Jude's birth taught me the importance of encouraging optimal fetal positioning. www.spinningbabies.comMy Second Baby, Imagery Birthing
Cicely's birth taught me that prodromal labor is my normal birth pattern. It's not a failure on my part (felt like it during her pregnancy though!), it's just what my body does. Her birth also taught me that I birth best when left alone. I learned to ask for what I want, not just assume or imagine that it would turn out the way I desired.My Third Baby, Imagery Birthing
Josephine's birth taught me to tune inward to connect with my baby to work together, even when my mind has no road map to follow.