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Forum: Birth and Beyond   01-22-2013, 07:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 276
Posted By Sudonk
I didn't have a good experience with...

I didn't have a good experience with HypnoBirthing, because it was impossible for me to use the relaxation and move around, so I had to switch to Hypnobabies for my other births.  My body likes me...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   01-22-2013, 07:53 AM
Replies: 511
Views: 46,319
Posted By Sudonk
During my first birth I was stuck in a triage...

During my first birth I was stuck in a triage cubicle for 8 hours because there were no rooms.  It was a teeeeeeeny little room with barely enough room for my husband and my doula and me, so there...
Forum: Birth Stories   01-18-2013, 12:17 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,854
Posted By Sudonk
I’m so sorry you had such a traumatic and...

I’m so sorry you had such a traumatic and difficult first birth.  It sounds like you did an absolutely amazing job handling an experience that was very different than you expected, and that takes...
Forum: Birth Stories   10-03-2012, 08:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 714
Posted By Sudonk
What a beautiful, poignant and corageous story! ...

What a beautiful, poignant and corageous story!  I am in awe of your strength and so proud of you for doing all you could to protect your child even as you suffered.  I am so glad that you have...
Forum: Childbirth Educators   06-26-2012, 06:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 724
Posted By Sudonk
I firmly believe that any method of relaxation...

I firmly believe that any method of relaxation to prepare for birth will be helpful and a good thing.  But as a FTM I took a HypnoBirthing class and was terribly disappointed by it, not because the...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   09-27-2011, 07:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 790
Posted By Sudonk
I used hypnosis for all three of my births, and...

I used hypnosis for all three of my births, and they all arrived at 39 weeks 4 days.  My students have their babies all over the range of 37-42 weeks, so I don't think there is a correlation beyond...
Forum: June 2011   05-18-2011, 12:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,305
Posted By Sudonk
I know this may sound odd, but what you are...

I know this may sound odd, but what you are experiencing is actually a really good sign.  It is also the second most common question people ask about practicing Hypnobabies (after "Is it ok to fall...
Forum: Birth Stories   03-25-2011, 08:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,928
Posted By Sudonk
Thank you for sharing your storie, Jamie! ...

Thank you for sharing your storie, Jamie!  Elliott's birth will always bring tears of joy to my eyes.  You were amazing in your strength and peace as you worked with him and Jeff to become a...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-28-2011, 08:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 535
Posted By Sudonk
Hey, Smokering!  Super Mamabug did a good job...

Hey, Smokering!  Super Mamabug did a good job answering your questions, but I just wanted to "second" what she said. 
 
1.  The CDs are helping you to teach your subconscious mind what you want it...
Forum: Homebirth   02-25-2011, 10:47 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 25,140
Posted By Sudonk
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by mommato5 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-22-2011, 01:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 222
Posted By Sudonk
   Quote:Originally Posted by...



 
Quote:Originally Posted by jenmn http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1295056/childbirth-classes#post_16226030)

I'm...
Forum: Doulas   02-17-2011, 10:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,370
Posted By Sudonk
I know several doulas who purposely let their...

I know several doulas who purposely let their certification lapse for just that reason.  They are very busy, with thriving businesses, so it does not appear to have changed their level of success,...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-17-2011, 10:22 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,863
Posted By Sudonk
DS1 - 39 + 4 DS2 - 39 + 4 DS3 - 39 + 4   ...

DS1 - 39 + 4
DS2 - 39 + 4
DS3 - 39 + 4
 
And yes, those were 3 different pregnancies, not triplets.
Forum: Birth Professionals   02-15-2011, 11:26 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 7,932
Posted By Sudonk
This thread is fascinating to me, and I do plan...

This thread is fascinating to me, and I do plan on reading the book if I can find it in a library at some point, just for the sake of briefly seeing birth through different eyes.  The whole premise...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-15-2011, 10:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,350
Posted By Sudonk
I agree with Smokering, too.  Give yourself...

I agree with Smokering, too.  Give yourself plenty of options, because the epi will be there if that turns out to be the best choice for you.  And whether you choose to learn the full Hypnobabies...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-08-2011, 11:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,235
Posted By Sudonk
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Quote:Originally Posted by Cyllya http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-04-2011, 12:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,793
Posted By Sudonk
I experienced hyperstimulation during two of my...

I experienced hyperstimulation during two of my births, both using self-hypnosis.  I did not experience it as extreme pain.  It was frustrating, annoying, and challenging, but no, it was not painful...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-03-2011, 08:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 289
Posted By Sudonk
You don't have to look at your finger.  No...

You don't have to look at your finger.  No matter where your eyes are looking, just make sure your close them as soon as you feel your finger touch down on whatever your hand happens to be resting...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   01-28-2011, 12:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,673
Posted By Sudonk
I'm sorry your birth didn't go as you had...

I'm sorry your birth didn't go as you had hoped.  You most definitely did not do anything "wrong", nor do you have anything to feel guilty about.  Your birth is your birth and you have no reason to...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   01-26-2011, 09:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,105
Posted By Sudonk
I hope your baby arrives at the perfect time,...

I hope your baby arrives at the perfect time, when ever that happens to be!
 
I'm a total freak of nature who had all three of my kids at 39 weeks 4 days.  They were all boys, all 7.5 lbs (within...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   01-26-2011, 09:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,972
Posted By Sudonk
I agree with others that she should be allowed...

I agree with others that she should be allowed to begin her birth, and see how it goes.  There are many benefits of allowing her birth to begin spontaneously and the fact that birthing is good at...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   01-25-2011, 11:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 549
Posted By Sudonk
Perfectly normal, instinctual response to the...

Perfectly normal, instinctual response to the pushing phase.  That's why Hypnobabies talks about "Ahh Pushing" in the section about the second stage.  It keeps the face and throat relaxed and open,...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   01-17-2011, 08:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,013
Posted By Sudonk
I went through the same thing when we were...

I went through the same thing when we were expecting our second baby.  Our first (hospital) birth had gone fine, really.  But the thought of needing to ASK for so many things that just come down to...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   01-14-2011, 09:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,504
Posted By Sudonk
I know that heplocks shouldn't be annoying or...

I know that heplocks shouldn't be annoying or painful, but I have to admit that the two times I had to have one, they were definitely painful.  They also led to months of hand and wrist discomfort...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   01-07-2011, 11:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,504
Posted By Sudonk
I've never heard of amber being used during...

I've never heard of amber being used during birth, but it's worth considering.  It certainly wouldn't hurt to use it.  I do recommend Hypnobabies, though.  It worked wonders for making my pregnancy...
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