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Anyone Do Hypnobirthing/baby With Their First?

Posted by on Jun. 29, 2012 at 7:39 PM
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I am planning on doing a home birth and including the hypnobabies approach. I am very nervouse bc this is my first child so I have NO idea how my body responds to birth. I'm interested in seeing if anyone else out there had a home birth, with or without hypnobabies, with their first child.

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jillj501
by on Jun. 29, 2012 at 10:11 PM
I had a wonderful first birth using hypnobirthing in a hospital. :)
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janislacrosse
by on Jun. 30, 2012 at 8:57 AM
Quoting jillj501:

I had a wonderful first birth using hypnobirthing in a hospital. :)



I did not have a home birth, but I also had a great experience using HypnoBirthing at a hospital delivery with my first.
ProudLezMomTTC
by on Jun. 30, 2012 at 10:45 AM

How long did yall practice the hypno? DId you just do the home study or did you take the birthing class?

jillj501
by on Jun. 30, 2012 at 11:11 AM
I took a private 6 week class with a hypnotherapist and practiced at home mostly just using the cd that came with the book starting at about 20 weeks or so. It was really helpful. I don't know that I would have been as successful without it.
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Melame68
by on Jun. 30, 2012 at 11:16 AM
I took a hypnobirthing class and used some of the methods for my first birth in hospital
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TTC2Long
by on Jun. 30, 2012 at 11:25 AM
I did hypnobirthing home study with my first and (so far) only. We couldn't afford the classes. I started early and gave each lesson 3 weeks instead of just 1. I loved it and I'll do it with all future babies! I had a hospital birth, but had no problem doing it unmedicated. Part of that was all my preperatory work and self-education, hypnobirthing and being really in touch with my body, and hiring a doula. I labored at home for 5 1/2 hours, when I transitioned. I knew exactly when I transitioned. Then we went to the hospital. Since I was so far along (at 8cm, which is what I was aiming for since hospital policy is no epi after 8) they couldn't push the epi and I was obviously not in need of pit, so we circumvented all that nonsense. I pushed him out an hour and a half after arriving, with 4 minutes of pushing! I highly recommend hypnobirthing!
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doulala
by on Jun. 30, 2012 at 4:41 PM


Quoting ProudLezMomTTC:

How long did yall practice the hypno? DId you just do the home study or did you take the birthing class?



I would encourage you to read the (good) books you can, take some classes, and have a doula.     This will help you find confidence and info, and get good support.    And you can learn about a few coping-strategies to have in your bag-of-tricks.

;-)



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ProudLezMomTTC
by on Jun. 30, 2012 at 8:19 PM
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I have already started saving for the class since it IS quit expensive. I have a midwife and a doula to help me out. My midwife has alot of experience in hypnobirths so that makes me feel more confident. And my doula will be attending a few of the classes with us. Thanks everyone for your input!

janislacrosse
by on Jul. 1, 2012 at 2:09 AM
Quoting ProudLezMomTTC:

How long did yall practice the hypno? DId you just do the home study or did you take the birthing class?




I took a class with my husband and we started when I was about 28 weeks along.

In addition to the time spent in class, I thoroughly read (and re-read some parts) the HypnoBirthing book at home. I also listened to the 'rainbow relaxation' track on a daily basis and did the 'birthing affirmations' almost every day. My husband loaded both the rainbow script and the affirmations onto our MP3 player and I listened to them during labor. It was a great way to relax and stay focused.

Mama to baby boy Lincoln... born May 19, 2012

catholicmamamia
by on Jul. 1, 2012 at 2:29 AM

Great advice.. :o) 

Quoting doulala: I would encourage you to read the (good) books you can, take some classes, and have a doula. This will help you find confidence and info, and get good support. And you can learn about a few coping-strategies to have in your bag-of-tricks. ;-)
Quoting ProudLezMomTTC: How long did yall practice the hypno? DId you just do the home study or did you take the birthing class?



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