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Old 03-13-2013, 07:11 PM   #21
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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.

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Old 03-13-2013, 08:12 PM   #22
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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.
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.
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Old 03-14-2013, 10:32 PM   #23
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Re: Hypnobabies

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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