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I was thinking of starting in a month (week 30). What's anyone else up to?
 

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I'm doing Hypnobabies also and I started last week (25 weeks), but kind of fell off the wagon with doing it already and missed a few nights this past week. (So weird; I was so committed when I was doing the "Eliminate Nausea" track!) But I am getting back on the wagon tonight (will be 27 weeks tomorrow). I want to try to do the whole thing two times before baby comes just so I'll be good and indoctrinated with the "eeeeeeasy birthing times."
 

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As soon as I buy batteries...since I'm using the good ol' CD player <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> I promised myself 26w, which was yesterday! But definitely by the weekend.
 

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I get to start my class next week, when I am 27 weeks. My prego sister and her DH are taking the class with us too!! Very excited<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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We took a class with DD. I am planning on reading the book again and listening to the cds starting at about 30 weeks. Seems like 10 weeks should be plenty.
 

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I haven't bought it yet but I keeping coming close. I keep losing bidding wars on Ebay for used ones and Hypnobabies no longer sells used ones. Grrr. I guess I'll just bite the bullet and buy it. I need to do something to prepare for this birth!
 

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Yeah, I uh...started like a million weeks ago, just because I'm so excited about the whole thing and have nothing better to do.
 

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Started Monday (Memorial Day) officially and am devoting two weeks to each class, but only a week and a half to the first "class" because I jumped on it back at 14 weeks and want the refresher but don't need to do it for an entire two weeks. I'm really looking forward to class #2!!!!!
 

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I started last month. I have my last class on Sunday. I'm thinking maybe I started too early, but it has been helpful with the discomfort of nursing, back pain, and Braxton-Hicks.
 

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I just got my Hypnobabies and it looks like a lot of work! I feel overwhelmed. There's a lot of new terminology to learn.<br><br>
I did love that they sent me a personalized letter and a pen and little Luna bar. I love stuff like that! And I got 4 free downloads with it so I listened to "Needles are OK" and I think it helped with my last blood draw.
 

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It is so much more of a time commitment than I expected... honestly if I had known how much I'm not sure I would have signed up. We are all done with our classes now and supposed to be in maintenance mode, which is still about an hour a day. I can't keep up, but think HB will still be helpful to me. DH finally put all the tracks on the iPod today which is great b/c most of them were skipping on my (his?) ancient Discman.
 

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I tried to start Monday. OMG, that first track (the special place one) was the most annoying 30+ minutes of my life! I haven't been able to bring myself to try the next one. I hope it's better.<br><br>
Are you guys listening to the 'affirmations' daily like we're supposed to?
 

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I haven't bought it yet, but am willing myself to just do it.<br><br>
I did want to post here to give you some advice my doula gave me about listening to it. She said that often when women do the tracks they lay in bed as they are going to sleep. Her anecdotal experience is that women who only listen to the tracks laying down and relaxing tend to find it harder to calm themselves when they are mobile during labor. She said she recommends listening to the tracks while being active around the house (vacuuming, washing dishes, moving your body in general) to make them mesh better with labor later.<br>
*Obviously I have no personal experience with this yet, but wanted to pass it on in case it might help. Lots of luck ladies!
 

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PinkBunch, I found that the affirmations track just takes too long and I found it obnoxious how she would stop in odd places during each one, so I wrote them all out (which took a while) and now I just read them aloud every day. I also do my kegels while I'm doing them. I can get all of them done in 15 minutes, as opposed to the 33 minutes it takes to listen to the track.<br><br>
louis, that's a good tip, I will definitely start doing that.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I haven't bought it yet, but am willing myself to just do it.<br><br>
I did want to post here to give you some advice my doula gave me about listening to it. She said that often when women do the tracks they lay in bed as they are going to sleep. Her anecdotal experience is that women who only listen to the tracks laying down and relaxing tend to find it harder to calm themselves when they are mobile during labor. She said she recommends listening to the tracks while being active around the house (vacuuming, washing dishes, moving your body in general) to make them mesh better with labor later.<br>
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This makes sense, but I am wondering if the hypnosis would still work if you weren't relaxing since each track makes you "deeper and deeper relaxed." Of course, knowing how out-of-breath vacuuming is making me lately, that would probably be a huge help. I will try it.<br><br>
In general, I really like the tracks and I find the daily affirmations to be excellent especially, even though they sometimes make me crack up like "all my body functions are normal." I am having trouble with the creating anesthesia one or whatever the other one is for week 3. Every time I am supposed to "turn off my switch" and not move, I get SOOO squirmy. I desperately want to kick my legs, get up and pee, scratch my knee, etc. I am worrying if HB will work for me when I desperately need to cut that switch off! Anyone else?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">In general, I really like the tracks and I find the daily affirmations to be excellent especially, even though they sometimes make me crack up like "all my body functions are normal." I am having trouble with the creating anesthesia one or whatever the other one is for week 3. Every time I am supposed to "turn off my switch" and not move, I get SOOO squirmy. I desperately want to kick my legs, get up and pee, scratch my knee, etc. I am worrying if HB will work for me when I desperately need to cut that switch off! Anyone else?</div>
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My understanding is that all those feelings of needing to MOVE are very, very normal and that with practice, those will lessen with time. As long as you know that's how your body responds to OFF, you may end up doing most of your labor in CENTER, which is effective and good too, you know? A lot of the women on the yahoo board say the same thing, that they are really uncomfortable in OFF during the week 3 tracks, so you aren't alone (I'm only in week 2 right now, so I'm sure my time is coming!).<br><br>
As for Hypnobabies being a lot of work, many of the other methods take a lot of work too, if not more. Frankly, I love the fact that I can do 30 minutes a day as I'm going to bed and call my duty to it DONE (and get the side benny of fantastic sleep....until I need to pee anyway). I do alternate with a few days of doing on my birth ball with pillows against the couch. I don't go "under" as easily and tend to hear the whole track that way. I must admit to being really bad about the affirmations...I need to stick that one in my car....
 
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