I just got my copy of Hypnobabies Home Study Course. I'm 24w3d and excited to get started! My current plan is to begin at 27 weeks, do each class for 2 weeks, then I'd have 3 weeks of maintenance, give or take.
But I'm starting to think I should wait longer? My friend did it this way and said by the end she was SO ready for the baby to come because she'd been doing the program forever, and she would have rather done each class for only one week rather than dragging it out like that.
I'm all for getting the most out of it, but I'm a little worried about the time commitment, with a toddler and a very busy life! Also I don't want to get burned out on it towards the end.
But if I plan for only 1 week per class and 2-3 weeks of maintenance, I have to wait till 32-33 weeks to start, which is like a month and a half from now, and I don't want to wait that long!
I am doing Hypnobabies also and started at 22 weeks. Everything I have heard about using hypnosis in childbirth says that the earlier you start the better because then you have more time to practice the techniques. I do admit that 22 weeks, is on the early side, but I feel good about having so much time to get familiar with hypnosis and practice.
Wifey to DH , Mama to DS 8, DS 6, DD 1
26-28 weeks is a great time to get started, although I am curious as to why you would do each week twice. If you are following the program as designed, one week for each new tool/cue should be fine and then move on to maintenance mode. I like the selection available once you get to maintenance mode. The way hypnosis works is the same as when you work out; the more you do it, the easier it gets and the more effective it is. Exercise for your mind :) Congratualtions on your new addition and finding Hypnobabies!
I started right when I my 3rd trimester did with my last pregnancy and I wish I had started sooner. I found the CD's a great way to relax and calm your nerves about the pregnancy & birth. FYI I also played the CD's during my entire 10 hr labor, again it really soothed me and kept me focused. Just started my 2nd trimester and I am going to start them any day now, good luck:)
I'm almost 29 weeks, and I just placed my order for the home study course today! Can't wait til it arrives! I hope it comes quickly! Anybody want to start a Hypnobabies Home Study "study group"? Not sure what there would be to chat about but it might be fun! Happy Hypno-ing!