I'm just curious who is doing hypnobirthing? Are you taking classes? I am reading the book right now and planning to take a 5 session class with my husband. I watched some youtube videos and the labor/delivery seems so peaceful, which is what I really want!
I did the breathing with my last birth and it helped so much! This time I bought a hypnobabies at home course with a bunch of related tapes, and cannot wait to start them. I suggest researching hypnobirthing versus hypnobabies before signing up for the class.
Thanks for your response! I started researching hypnobabies a little bit! Sounds like it's more of a teach yourself course but more thorough.
After doing research, I am going with hypnobabies. It sounds like the coping methods are more what I am looking for.
I would like to go with hypnobabies as well. Thing is, there are no trainers in Michigan!! So if you live in Michigan, you have to teach yourself. :(
I did hypnobabies, self-study course. My birth was so quick and easy that it really caught me off-guard and I was a bit scared by the speed (DD born 11 minutes after calling midwife). I'd only had 2 strong contractions before I called the midwife. I don't know if this had anything to do with hypnobabies and ironically I didn't even really use hypnobabies during those 11 minutes. I just pushed in to try and keep her inside until the midwife got there. I've never even heard the final track. The next I am not going to focus on "quick and easy" but I will be using hypnobabies again.
Wow, that is amazing!!! Thank you for sharing!
I have the hypnobirthing book and the hypnobabies CDs. Part of me now is so curious to see if this is going to work. I have to admit I can't believe it's going to be pain-free but I would LOVE to be proven otherwise.
LilyKay - ME TOOO!!! Keep us updated.
you know - I got EFM on Monday (routine here) during which I had one contraction, it went all the way above 100% on the monitor and I was surprised that it didn't feel uncomfortable at all. If I weren't looking at the monitor I wouldn't have noticed that it was that strong... Maybe, just maybe this is working?
I did Hypnobabies with my first and will do it again. It was AMAZING. I had a long labor but it was very, very peaceful. I have a picture of myself smiling during transition to prove it!
I used the home study course, mostly listening to the tracks while falling asleep at night, and that preparation felt very sufficient. It was a great solution to pregnancy insomnia and was the only way I could get any sleep during the later weeks, when it felt like the baby was on top of my lungs. I grew confident in the method as I saw how much it helped with headaches and backaches, as well as hormonal mood swings. Really, the relaxation tools could benefit many people, pregnant or not.
Besides all the wonderful birth stories, what really drew me to Hypnobabies was the fact that it doesn't rely on any external conditions to be there for you in labor. It's all mental, so it doesn't require specific supplies, or positions (you can do just about anything while in Hypnobabies alert hypnosis), or labor support people, etc. I knew I would be prepared even if something bizarre happened and I ended up completely alone or risked out of the birth center, etc. It is such a great program!
@ShellieC That is so encouraging! Thank you!