Ive not had a 'hypnobirth' but it something im thinking of myself. With my first, DS was 'back to back' and i was in a lot of pain for 12hours before i even started to go into real labour, so i gave up on my water birth idea and went straight for the drugs. I was lucky and didnt have a c section but i had to stay over night which was awful.
I would like to do a hypnobirth/water birth, this time so i can go home straight after, i have heard that 'hynothreapy' helps with the pain ? if it does i think this is something i would really like to know about and how i go about getting info ? im in nz auckland.
I also had an emergancy c-section and i am looking into hypnobirthing. The reseach i have seen shows 2 types
both seem very expensive, $440 to do it through one group.
interested in feedback...hope people post
I am 32 weeks and I have just completed the calm birth classes and let me tell you they are amazing. I am now so relaxed about the thought of giving birth and I cannot wait until it happens. They show you how your body works while giving birth and also show you fantastic breathing techniques. At the end of the course you get a book with all of the details of the course and 2 discs with the breathing techniques you have learnt in the class. I have been listening to these daily and what a difference it has made. It is like I am this big relaxed bubble! My husband also found the classes very useful as he was very apprehensive about the whole labour thing and now we just cannot wait for it to happen. It has helped us connect together with the baby, a great bonding experience. I know it is expensive but it is well worth the money.
I'm not sure where you live but I can recommend a few places in Melbourne that run hypnobirthing classes. Otherwise I would recommended by a book called "Hynobirthing, The Mongan Method" by Marie F Mongan. It's brilliant and is written by the founder of Hypnobirthing.
If you have experienced a difficult birth in the past and are hoping for a different outcome this time round I would definatley recommend hypnobirthing or calmbirthing, or alternatively having a trained support person with you at your birth ie a student midwife or a doula.
worth a try definitely. don't read a book...see a professional.
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Doing the Hypnobirthing changed my whole life and i have just started my refresher course on the weekend because our 2nd bub is due December 20th and we are looking forward to another beautiful experience.
I have since created a blog with videos about questions etc. people ask me about Hypnobirthing if you want to check it out www.HypnobirthingRocks.blogspot.com
Good Luck and I hope you have a beautiful birth!