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With my first I took the hospital based birth class, which was useless. And I ended up with a C-section. (Imagine that!)<br><br>
This time I want to take a real class, but I don't know which one. I am going to VBAC with a midwife. I would like my husband to be involved because I think last time he felt helpless. I would assume Bradley would be best, but the others like hynobirthing, hynobabies, birthworks, birthing from within look interesting and but some I can't really tell what they are about.<br><br>
Anyone have experience? I don't want to make a "wrong" choice like last time <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

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I am going to do Hypnobabies again. I did lamaze & Bradley, and both ended with epidurals. Also, I will be using a doula again.
 

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I didn't have any class with #1 and it went pretty well. No Epi. in hospital. This time I am HBing I am not sure if I will do a class.<br><br>
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I've had all homebirths, I did Bradley with my first. It's not my cup of tea, but if you find a cool instructor like I had you can get a lot out of it. I thought it was good for my then husband who didn't have a clue about any of it.
 

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My first I did a class, had a hospital birth with pitocin and an epidural. My second I did the hypnobabies home study course and had a home water birth. Give me hypnobabies any day! My midwife wasn't sure I was really in labor until she checked me and I had the baby 2 hours later! It was great for me. You can do it on your own, or DH can be fully participating.
 

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Does anyone know the difference between hynobabies and hynobirthing?<br><br>
I have had people IRL suggest hypnobabies before, but I haven't heard anything about hypnobirthing.
 

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I met with my midwife yesterday, and she recommended Bradley or Hypnobabies. Because so many friends of mine talk about how wonderful their Bradley experience was, we're leaning that way. I found a few instructors in my area, and figured out we'd need to start the 12 week (!) class in late August-ish to get done in time.
 

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I've heard great things about all classes mentioned. As a doula, the most low-intervention births have been hypnobabies. Also, make sure you look into having a doula! They are priceless!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I've heard great things about all classes mentioned. As a doula, the most low-intervention births have been hypnobabies. Also, make sure you look into having a doula! They are priceless!</div>
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I am hiring a doula - but she teaches Bradley. Is it okay if I go with a different method of birthing? I don't know how that works, I never hired a doula before
 

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lillymonster-- Absolutely!!! As long as you are comfortable with the Bradley method and your doula I don't think it will make a difference! Way to go on hiring a doula!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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From what I understand, Hypnobirthing is a relaxation technique, where hypnobabies uses hypno-anesthesia. The creater of H-babies used to teach Bradley and developed HBabies. From what I have heard from others is that H-birthing has some holes as it focuses more on relaxation, and HBabies fills those holes and is more successful for that reason. I have never used H-Birthing, so I cannot attest to a personal experience, but I DID use H-Babies with astonishing results... so I might be a little biased.<br><br>
Also, both my doulas were Bradley trained and both did FABULOUS jobs as doulas even though they were not as familiar with HBabies.
 

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I have used hypnobirthing (the Mongon method) with all of my births (including my m/c's) and I swear by it. It is amazing.<br>
My understanding is that the developer of hypnobabies stole her ideas from hypnobirthing and then added to them. I have heard that it works well. I think hypnobabies is set up as a home course and hypnobirthing you need a class.
 

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We're a Bradley family here. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> I think people tend to be attracted to one or the other (Bradley or Hypno). My friends are half and half, and most are homebirthers. I'd suggest researching both, talking to your partner, and making your decision based on what you both think suits you. Good luck!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I have used hypnobirthing (the Mongon method) with all of my births (including my m/c's) and I swear by it. It is amazing.<br>
My understanding is that the developer of hypnobabies stole her ideas from hypnobirthing and then added to them. I have heard that it works well. I think hypnobabies is set up as a home course and hypnobirthing you need a class.</div>
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They do have hypnobabies classes as well. You can do the home study I'd you can't find time to make it to the classes. A lot of the methods have to do with getting yourself into the "hypnosis" or "anesthesia" yourself. I do think it was taken from the hypnobirthing method.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">They do have hypnobabies classes as well. You can do the home study I'd you can't find time to make it to the classes. A lot of the methods have to do with getting yourself into the "hypnosis" or "anesthesia" yourself. I do think it was taken from the hypnobirthing method.</div>
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Well, it looks like I am limited just because there is only one hypnobabies class within 45 minutes of my location and that teacher has not returned my calls or email. There are a few hynobirthing classes and then my doula teaches bradley classes. I have to see if DH will spring for hynobabies home kit and bradley classes. I doubt I can get him to take 2 birthing classes! Both sound interesting and I want to try each one but I think this will be my last kid, so I won't have a chance to try each on different births.
 

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I did Bradley last time, and liked the results. It was a little parochial in some areas, but my birth was mostly pain free and at home. I think I may try hypnobabies home course this time around. There arent any instructors within 2-3 hours of me.
 
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