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#1 of 5 Old 05-10-2006, 01:46 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I asked my midwife about HypnoBirth & she sent me home with this 8 cd set called HypBirth to try. It looks great, but I am just wondering when I am ever going to find time to listen to all of these cd's with a 2 yr old running around.

I've heard some good things about it, but ahs anyone here used something like this? What was your experience? At DS's birth I was not able to listen to my body & do what my body told me too. I needed to be told what to do & what position to be in & that didn't work out to well. So I am looking for something to help me be able to relax enough to allow myself to listen to my body & do what comes naturally during my birth. I am hoping to be more "present" for this birth, as I don't even remember much of DS's birth

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Unfortunately, I have never attempted hypnobirthing, it wouldn't help me for the simple fact I have a short attention span . I have been thinking of some alternatives myself, since pain meds for me are out of the equation. Try listening to the tapes as you drift off to sleep, this works well for many people who don't have many solitary moments.
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I'm trying it this time around. With my first, I had some bp issues that kept me confined to the bed, unable to move very much. Which was what most of my coping strategies focused on (moving, that is). So I decided that I really wanted something to help me deeply relax. I have no idea if I'll be able to do it in labor, but I have to say that it feels great right now!
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We took hypnobirthing classes from a hypnotherapist. Honestly, I don't think the tapes would have been quite enough without the teacher, but maybe better than nothing??? Learning to completely relax was a good thing for me, but I think the most important thing that came of it was that DH (who took the classes with me) had some great tools for helping me. He felt like and WAS a significant part of the process. The practice REALLY helped him feel comfortable with talking me through the birth. I'll also say that I pushed for 5.5 hours and was not over-tired. I think the relaxation helped me keep my energy. Good luck. I'd suggest trying the tapes and getting DH involved if possible (may be a stretch with a toddler!!) Can't do any harm and the relaxation is good for pregnancy too.
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At DS's birth I was not able to listen to my body & do what my body told me too. I needed to be told what to do & what position to be in & that didn't work out to well. So I am looking for something to help me be able to relax enough to allow myself to listen to my body & do what comes naturally during my birth.
This was my experience with my first birth too. With my 2nd, I was far more relaxed and able to let go and let my body do what it needed. I didn't take any type of birth classes the 2nd time around, I think I was just more experienced and more relaxed b/c I knew what it would be like.
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