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<p>Are you going to take them? What style?</p>
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<p>Have you taken any in the past? What Style? Did you like them?</p>
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<p>I think I've decided to take Bradley birthing classes. We want a natural birth and it looks like this is the best program for it and something we both (but especially my husband) needs! We'll be starting in the January 18th session.</p>
 

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<p>We loved our birth class with DS.  It was a mixed method bradley inspired class.  I wasn't sure about taking a class, in the end the benifits were huge. Here's the class we took: <a href="http://www.betsysbabyservices.com/wordpress/" target="_blank">http://www.betsysbabyservices.com/wordpress/</a></p>
 

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<p>I took Bradley classes when pg with my first 11 years ago.  Now i teach Childbirth classes.  :)</p>
 
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<p>I used Bradley for my first homebirth.    I liked it enough.    </p>
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<p>I'm a huge Hypnobabies fan though.  LOVE it!!   I've used it for #4 and #5 and will use it again.</p>
 

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Hypnobabies all the way! I used the home study with #1 along with taking a class at our local birth center (which has since closed), then used the Hypnobabies home study course by itself for #2 and am planning to use it again this time and for all future babies.
 

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Hypnobabies all the way! I used the home study with #1 along with taking a class at our local birth center (which has since closed), then used the Hypnobabies home study course by itself for #2 and am planning to use it again this time and for all future babies.</div>
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<p>I'm intrigued by the hypnobabies.... I actually get into hypnosis pretty easily (I always end up getting picked for those stage ones...).</p>
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<p>Was it a hypnobabies class at your birth center? I did find one instructor about 50 min from me. The only thing is it doesnt seem as comprehensive as the Bradley class. I'm wondering if I'm better off taking the Bradley class and getting the home study for the hypnobabies? Any opinions?</p>
 

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The birth center class was just the one that everyone giving birth at the birth center took. It was not about hypnosis and I only took it so my husband could meet other families where the mom was planning to give birth without pain meds. I don't think we got a whole lot out of the birth center class, to be honest. The things I learned that helped most during labor were from the Hypnobabies home study course and other reading I had done on my own.<br><div class="quote-container" data-huddler-embed="/community/t/1392008/birthing-classes/0_100#post_17493512"><span>Quote:</span>
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The only thing is it doesnt seem as comprehensive as the Bradley class. I'm wondering if I'm better off taking the Bradley class and getting the home study for the hypnobabies? Any opinions?</div>
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Hypnobabies is like Bradley + hypnosis. I definitely felt like it was very comprehensive. I think that taking an in-person Bradley class and the Hypnobabies home study would be a bit redundant. It wouldn't hurt, but I feel like you would be spending a lot of time and money to read/hear the same things twice.
 

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The birth center class was just the one that everyone giving birth at the birth center took. It was not about hypnosis and I only took it so my husband could meet other families where the mom was planning to give birth without pain meds. I don't think we got a whole lot out of the birth center class, to be honest. The things I learned that helped most during labor were from the Hypnobabies home study course and other reading I had done on my own.<br>
Hypnobabies is like Bradley + hypnosis. I definitely felt like it was very comprehensive. I think that taking an in-person Bradley class and the Hypnobabies home study would be a bit redundant. It wouldn't hurt, but I feel like you would be spending a lot of time and money to read/hear the same things twice.</div>
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<p>OK I think I'll go with the hypnobabies in person course than instead.. I found this one...somewhat close to me (45 min away...at least it's closer than the birthing center)... I can see DH's face now..<img alt="sulkoff.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/sulkoff.gif" style="line-height:1.5em;"></p>
<p><a href="http://www.oceanstatehypnobabies.com/class.php" target="_blank">http://www.oceanstatehypnobabies.com/class.php</a></p>
 

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<p>I did Bradley with my first and then a Bradley refresher corse with my second, but I'm planning on doing the Hypnobabies home study this time around.  </p>
 

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<p>I did Lamaze at the hospital with my first, and hypnobabies with my second. I'll defintely be doing hypnobabies (home study) again. I love the mental aspect of it, and I had a very comfortable labor (totally thought I was in early labor still until I started pushing...) I feel like it doesn't have enough of the physical stuff though, like counter pressure and all that. I kinda want to read through a ton of birth stories (maybe spiritual midwifery) and jot down some of the techniques used, and make a list of stuff to try during labor. I plan on doing more to make sure my dh is educated on assisting a little more too. Both the pain relief aspect and the accidental unassisted birth aspect, since my midwife arrived 5 minutes before my second dd was born.</p>
 
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