Im doing it for the 4th time. I love it and it has been very helpful. Its just deep relaxation-the HYPNO label isnt accurate I think. This is the program I used, http://www.leclairemethod.com/
I need to start listening to my cds now and get in the mood again. I have actually used the method for all kinds of drs visits and dental visits lol
I have been thinking about doing the Hypnobabies home study course. I just don't want to fork over the money for some of the classes that are offered here, and it has great reviews. But I would be interested in hearing from someone that has actually done the course and had birth that way. I think it will be good to learn to relax, I have been hypnotized before so I do believe that can work but haven't done it myself. I feel like most of the bad reviews I have seen on it were people expecting to have a pain free birth and didn't have one. I feel like learning to relax and have manageable pain is different than pain-free. We will see how this all goes, though.
I can make myself relax really quickly and can put myself to sleep in 5-10 minutes flat using relaxation techniques. I feel like I can cope with pain well and have worked hard over the years to control my fears via affirmations and mantras.
So, I'm hesistant to sign up for or buy any hypno birthing classes/ books because I fear there isn't much more to it than that. Would love to hear from others if there is any more to it. If so, I may have to sign up.
This is my first pregnancy so I am curious!
Jese Mom to Elaina (April 2007) & Macy (June 2010). #3 m/c at 10 weeks (July 2013), #4 m/c at 9 weeks (october 2013). Announcing baby Kayla, born October 21 2014.
I have been listening to the rainbow meditation from Marie Mongan but fall asleep at the part early in the beginning when you have to focus on your breath lol! There is a very similar meditation on mama and baby love, a natural minded website and I do that meditation more than anything.
And the breathing exercises (stretching the breath).
We shall see what the results will be at the day of birth!
I'm not certain that I'm not going to end up with an epidural, but if I do get one, I'll be okay with it but it's going to be after things have gotten a good start. I'm hoping that hypnobirthing and the nurse midwife I've chosen will give me the best chance for an unmedicated delivery in the hospital (and hopefully I'll get one of the whirlpool rooms!) and, if things take a different route, I am hoping the strategies learned in the class will help with the fear and anxiety that would come from more interventions.
I'm an anxious person, so it seemed that this approach would be good for me and my husband even of we don't end up with a fully unmedicated birth. I'm looking forward to it!
Some people swear hypnobirthing makes it pain free for them. For me It was still painful but I was okay with that thanks to the hypnosis. It helped me not fight the process, during each wave Id close my eyes and let my whole body go limp and say "relax, relax, relax" or "open, open, open", and listen to the tape. For my first birth I was so scared, the pain scared me too. For my second I was determined to not let fear take over, hypnobabies helped immensely with that.
Good luck to you!!
Any other tips or tricks to help make this work as well as it can? I am going to do them everyday. I am trying really hard to just send fearful thoughts about childbirth on their way and envision a calm birth. I have been watching a lot of hypnobirths on youtube. I am still working on getting my partner more behind it. He is supportive of me using and hasn't said anything about me using it, but doesn't feel he can take it seriously enough to help me with it.. if that makes sense.
Well, let me know if there is anything that has really worked for you all! Thanks
I have to inject myself w/ blood thinners every night, and when I use my hypnobabies tools before an injection they are always pain free. The success w/ painless injections is really helping my husband and me become believers...originally we were both very skeptical! I like that the creator of the course was originally a Bradley Method instructor, since I used the Bradley method to prepare for my first natural birth. It feels comfortable/familiar.
I don't know if I truly believe I can have a 100% pain-free birth, but I do believe it will be a lot more comfortable with Hypnobabies than without it!