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alyxmegan 02-22-2013 06:54 PM

Hypnobabies
 
Anyone else doing a natural birth using hypnobabies?
I am also doing a water birth :)

tricia17lee 02-23-2013 01:43 PM

I am. I need to get my hypnobabies stuff out and start practicing. I'm hoping for a water birth as well.

alyxmegan 02-23-2013 04:38 PM

I am in a hypnobabies class and its great. I was terrified of birth until I started the class. Being surrounded by such positive stories is great!

nettepoet 02-25-2013 09:12 PM

Re: Hypnobabies
 
ive never done hypnobabies but ive heard great things about it!

this is baby #3 for me and ive had two natural (no drugs, no interventions) births- one dry and one water at home. im undecided about home or birthing center for this one, but it will definitely be a water birth again!

lina81 02-25-2013 09:18 PM

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I did Bradley last time and I'm considering Hypnobabies this time. I've heard great things about it and a class is being offered close to me. The hard part would be arranging childcare so that my husband could attend too...

I'd love to do a water birth too :) I was in labor so long last time that they wouldn't let me stay in the tub, but maybe this time!

gingerpeachee 02-25-2013 10:18 PM

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The class is almost $400 around here. I think I might purchase the home study set on e bay or something

alyxmegan 02-26-2013 09:13 AM

It was 200 for me but the closest class is a 2 hour drive so the teacher gave me a discount. I think the home study would have been just as good. The only advantage of the class is meeting people who are taking the same route as you

Phaedramekko 03-04-2013 12:19 AM

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The cheapest class is $300 so I will not be taking a class. I have heard great things though. Maybe you could look into cheaper options online. With dd1's birth I did a lot of spiritual midwifery reading. I was so calm and quiet during labor and delivery. I just focused on the task at hand and remembered that stress can regress. I also focused on breathing. I was in my own world and can not remember what was going on around me. I wanted a natural birth and I had one. It was in a hospital though. I was unable to find a midwife that will work with me because dd came at 36 weeks and I had a miscarriage in the past. The birth center would not accept me either. If I carry this baby to term I will be doing an unassisted home birth. The hospital will
Not let me take my placenta because it has to go to pathology. Water birth is illegal in my state so if I birth at home it will be in the tub. Sorry for the rant but I do not want to go back to that hospital. That actually has me stressed,lol.

alyxmegan 03-04-2013 02:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Phaedramekko
The cheapest class is $300 so I will not be taking a class. I have heard great things though. Maybe you could look into cheaper options online. With dd1's birth I did a lot of spiritual midwifery reading. I was so calm and quiet during labor and delivery. I just focused on the task at hand and remembered that stress can regress. I also focused on breathing. I was in my own world and can not remember what was going on around me. I wanted a natural birth and I had one. It was in a hospital though. I was unable to find a midwife that will work with me because dd came at 36 weeks and I had a miscarriage in the past. The birth center would not accept me either. If I carry this baby to term I will be doing an unassisted home birth. The hospital will
Not let me take my placenta because it has to go to pathology. Water birth is illegal in my state so if I birth at home it will be in the tub. Sorry for the rant but I do not want to go back to that hospital. That actually has me stressed,lol.

A water birth is illegal?!? How terrible. I hope you can find a midwife to do a home birth with!

cheetah mommy 03-06-2013 02:06 PM

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I did the hypnobabies home study with #3 - delivered in the hospital. I am using it again this time around. I loved the experience! So much better than the previous. I remember the dr asking to check me and saying I was 8cm. Everyone (including myself) was surprissed! It is a true girft.

Phaedramekko 03-08-2013 10:33 AM

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Thanks! I too thought that was crazy. My doctor told me it was illegal and I have seen other PA mothers say the same thing. Also in PA you can do an unassisted home birth or use a CNM not a CPN. The cost for them is also very high and not all health insurance providers will cover them. With dd1 I read a lot of Ina May Gaskin and spiritual midwifery books. They gave me lots of helpful info us it was nice reading peaceful birth stories from other mamas. Oh and Our Bodies,Ourselves was also helpful. Not hypnobabies but very interesting :).

mysticmomma1879 03-08-2013 11:05 AM

Lotus birth for religious reasons. Placenta is yours.

mysticmomma1879 03-08-2013 11:06 AM

And water birth is not illegal. In any state. Maybe against hospital policy.

fun moma to two 03-08-2013 11:13 AM

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Wow, I guess I'll have to look up what you are all talking about.

AngelElle 03-08-2013 09:29 PM

I love the idea of hypnobirthing but it didn't work out for me to go to the class, and I had to have a c-section anyway. I had scarring from a prior surgery to take pre-cancerous cells off the old cervix. Anyway, if someone is interested in the book and one of the cd's, I have one that someone could have FFS. (Hope this is ok on this board, otherwise I'll relist it in another section!)

Phaedramekko 03-10-2013 08:12 PM

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Originally Posted by mysticmomma1879 (Post 16373427)
Lotus birth for religious reasons. Placenta is yours.

I was told by a local woman that does placenta encapsulation that I should say I want my placenta for religious reasons. I have been thinking about doing that. Both the hospital and birth center told me water birth was illegal. Maybe that is just their way of not letting people do them. If that is the case then that is just awful of them to do that.

cheetah mommy 03-13-2013 03:56 PM

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I have a friend that just had her baby using hypnobabies. She called me to let me know what an awesome experience it was and to encourage me to study it again. She said she felt the urge to leave for the hospital although she was sure they were going to tell her she had not dilated enough and would send her home. She arrived and was dilated to 10cm! She said she heard the nurses and staff all awing at the fact that she was 10cm and so calm and collected. She said it truely was an amazing experience!

cheetah mommy 03-13-2013 03:57 PM

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If anyone has Hypnobabies questions feel free to PM me.

gingerpeachee 03-13-2013 05:38 PM

Re: Hypnobabies
 
How much partner participation is required with hypnobabies?

alyxmegan 03-13-2013 07:02 PM

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Originally Posted by gingerpeachee
How much partner participation is required with hypnobabies?

They have the option of total partner participation or no partner participation. They have all the scrips on disk for those who do not have a partner to read to them. You birth-partner can e anyone though. Not just the father. A girl in my class had a friend as her birth-partner because her husband is deployed and another had no partner at all.

gingerpeachee 03-13-2013 07:11 PM

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I actually have too many birth partners and I just need to be allowed to do it myself and ask for support when I want it. I don't want to have to rely on someone for cues or anything. My husband will be there, but his primary language is Spanish so he can't read scrips and won't really understand the guided meditation. My mom will be there, and she is my person for sure, but she's not really the type to spend time studying for this. She'll just be there and respond to me needs, she's very very good at reading me. My friend is going to be there, but she's not necessarily good at reading me and I'm letting her come because she needs births for her doula cert. Not that I don't love her, but I just don't want her managing my labor in any way shape or form.

alyxmegan 03-13-2013 08:12 PM

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Originally Posted by gingerpeachee
I actually have too many birth partners and I just need to be allowed to do it myself and ask for support when I want it. I don't want to have to rely on someone for cues or anything. My husband will be there, but his primary language is Spanish so he can't read scrips and won't really understand the guided meditation. My mom will be there, and she is my person for sure, but she's not really the type to spend time studying for this. She'll just be there and respond to me needs, she's very very good at reading me. My friend is going to be there, but she's not necessarily good at reading me and I'm letting her come because she needs births for her doula cert. Not that I don't love her, but I just don't want her managing my labor in any way shape or form.

That would work fine too. You can bring DH to the classes to learn ways to assist you if needed but the class mostly teaches you to use your own cues and do your own thing. They also teach the birth partner how to remain calm and be your "hypno-guardian" by standing up for your birth plan to the doctors and asking people to respect your wishes for quiet or whatever else you may want.

sweetgirl626 03-14-2013 10:32 PM

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I used hypnobirthing with my first. It was a long, intense, difficult first labor but we were able to have our successful home-water birth and in many important ways it was truly amazing. One of those births that would have undoubtedly ended in a Csection had I been in a hospital. Despite how difficult the birth was Hypno allowed me to stay calm and in charge of myself during all of it except that part where my midwife had to manually tear loose scar tissue that was keeping my cervix from dilating. I lost my calm during that but was able to regain it and maintain the rest of the time.

I used many of the principles with my second birth (also a water birth) and I had a 3 hr. active labor with him and surprised everybody with how fast things progressed because i was totally in the zone in my own quiet and calm world.

For me it is not helpful for my husband to read the scripts. Listening to the CD scripts was far better for me. His "energy" for lack of a better way to describe it was counter productive for me truly getting down to that ultra deep level of relaxation.


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