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Old 09-07-2012, 06:01 AM   #1
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Best method for natural childbirth

I used the Bradley method for my last labor and it was successful but I wasn't crazy about the method. The whole idea in the book I read was relaxing and allowing your body to do the work but until I was in transition if I would lay down I wouldn't progress. Anyway, it worked but I'm wondering what other methods are out there that people recommend.

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Hypnobirth is a great method. I'm reading up on it now. I also Ina May's Guide to Childbirth, which talks a lot about mentally preparing yourself and thinking positively to help progress. The Bradley Method is another book I just finished. I think having all 3 methods readily available and in my mind during this labor will help me.
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I didn't really use a method. Just the normal breathe through contractions and changing positions, and a birth pool.

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Hypnobirth is a great method. I'm reading up on it now. I also Ina May's Guide to Childbirth, which talks a lot about mentally preparing yourself and thinking positively to help progress. The Bradley Method is another book I just finished. I think having all 3 methods readily available and in my mind during this labor will help me.
This I what I did. I had as many books on natural birth as possible and read them all. My midwives do a hypnobirthing class so we did that but when the day came it was more of my general mindset and knowledge of natural birth that got me through it.
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Old 09-07-2012, 08:21 AM   #5
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I was in the hospital, labored on a tub. And repeated My own mantra, open up and let the baby come Down. I repeated it in my head over and over every contractio for a good. 3 hrs. I stayed relaxed, breathed, hummed ect. I did it 3 time and KNOW I can do it again , but dreading the pain again!
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Re: Best method for natural childbirth

I did the Bradley Method, but read up on Ina Mae's books and just sort of did what felt right. I never laid down as suggested in the Bradley Method, but the breathing and relaxation techniques helped tremendously. A birthing pool was also an excellent resource for me.
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Re: Best method for natural childbirth

i didnt really use a method. i did read this book http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/re.../dp/1558320385 basically i kept busy in beginning, walking at the store, cleaning the house etc then sat on a birth ball when it started to get very painful. i spent the last hour in the birth tub where i delivered. i made out with DH between contractions because i heard that will help with pain lol when i would have a contraction i found breathing and moaning helped quite a bit
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Hypnobabies was great. Nice having an essentially pain free labor
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I think that Ina May's Guide to childbirth was most helpful for me. I didn't use any particular method, but just told myself that it was going to be awesome and had a really positive mindset. It helps for me that I have fast labors anyway. If you have longer labors I think that a doula can be really helpful to remind you of things to try when you're in the midst of labor and it's harder to remember what you've read.
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