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#1 of 5 Old 06-04-2012, 10:31 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I was hoping to take a Hypnobabies class but none of the teachers in my area offer one that will finish before our due date. :( I have found a Hypnobirthing class that is offered with time to spare though. For those of you that have researched or used both methods, which do you think would be more beneficial- the in-person Hypnobirthing class or the at home Hypnobabies class? Thanks for your help!

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As a HypnoBirthing practitioner, I totally recommend HypnoBirthing rather than self-taught HypnoBabies.  Many couples choose HypnoBabies because of the lower cost and the ease of not having to go to a class at some location at a certain time.  Making time for the 2 1/2 hour sessions can be stressful.  And the cost is quite a bit more.  But I can just about guarantee you that on-site learning with a certified professional demonstrating the techniques, explaining the rationale and how to do the techniques is far superior to DIYing.  It's like the difference between getting a massage from a massage therapist vs.  massaging an area yourself.  You may be able to do it, but it just isn't as effective.  And regarding the cost:  compare the cost of HypnoBirthing to the cost of an epidural.  HypnoBirthing is worth every penny you invest.  Give it a try.  If your goal is to have a comfortable, peaceful birth, go with HypnoBirthing--in a class.  (HypnoBirthing Institute also offers the course as a DIY program--same program but without the practitioner providing live demonstration.  It's the same cost, if I remember correctly, but the difference is the effectiveness of live instruction.)  Some couples, however, do not have access to classes.  Either DIY method--HypnoBirthing or HypnoBabies--will prepare you well for birth, but an on-site class is far more effective.

 

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I've used the Hypbobabies home course for my last three births and will do so again for the upcoming birth. I honestly cannot imagine what an instructor could have added.  


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Initially I was leaning toward taking the hypnobirthing class. But I researched them online, and all moms who had done both programs with different children strongly preferred Hypnobabies. That's what swayed me; though I'd still love to hear from moms who've gone through both and can compare.


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Friends have used the online hypnobirthing course from the hypnobirthingdownloads website (also on positive-birth I think) - they got videos and lots of mp3 downloads for before, during and after the birth and loved it all. There was a money back guarantee so no risk and they also had great support from the site with personal contact and advice re questions. Definitely worth a try.

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