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Hypnobabies Birth Stories

Hypno-baby Annalise’s 36 hr. birth story

36 hours of labor!  That's right…36 hours of labor and I would do it all over again!  With the help of the Hypnobabies program and my awesome husband, my birthing time was very manageable and even enjoyable.

So many people before I gave birth were asking me what I was planning for my birthing time. When I told them about Hypnobabies they thought I was crazy because they had been through labor cursing their husbands and screaming for drugs; there was no way it could be a positive peaceful experience.  They also just didn't think I could be mellow enough to accomplish self hypnosis.  My "Bubble of Peace" became the goal to prove them all wrong and I did!  Full Birth Story Here

 

Jen’s 5th Baby, No Pain, Easy Pushing

I've been trying to think of how to explain my experience, but there really aren't logical words to describe it all. This was my 5th child-birth and was BY FAR the best one. I was well trained in
un-medicated child-birth through two other methods and had 3 un-medicated births before hypno-babies. The whole Hypnobabies class helped my mental state and prepared me for my birthing time. I faithfully listened to my cd's and I really embraced the affirmations for pregnancy and birthing time. When my birthing time started, I put in my birthing day affirmations
cd and then my other cd for birthing time. The pressure waves were so manageable that I wondered if I would know when to go to the hospital.  Jen's Full Birth Story Here 

 

Frequently Asked Questions 

Q) When should I start Hypnobabies Classes?

A) Anytime! Some women take classes early in their pregnancy, and practicing Hypnobabies helps them to be relaxed, comfortable and confident for the rest of their pregnancies. Others start later, at 6 or 7 months, when they know they can devote 30-40 minutes daily to practicing (for at least six weeks).

 

Q) Can my Birth Partner come to Hypnobabies Class with me?

A) Yes! We teach the Birth Partner right along with our Hypno-Moms – what hypnosis is, (they experience it in class and get their own Birth Partner’s hypnosis CD, to help them remain calm and relaxed about pregnancy and childbirth!) and how to support and help our Hypno-moms during pregnancy, the birthing itself and after the baby comes. They participate fully in each class, and with each hypnosis script. Hypnobabies can also be used very successfully by single mothers.

 

Q) What is the difference between Hypnobabies and a regular hypno-birthing class?

A) Please see the official Hypnobabies Unique Benefits page for information on this very important question.

 

Q) Will I be able to move around and be awake, and aware of my body and my baby during my labor, using hypnosis?

A) Absolutely! Being in Hypnobabies’ “Eyes Open Childbirth Hypnosis” is not like being asleep or detached from the sensations of your baby’s birth. You are awake and aware of everything going on around you, and you experience baby’s every movement. You remain deeply in hypnosis, confident and calm, even while moving and changing positions. Your Hypnobabies hypno-anesthesia allows you to experience all the power of childbirth without the discomfort.

 

Q) How does hypnosis for childbirth work?

A) Like computer data entry. If you want to create a document to use later, you open one, enter the text and save the contents in a “file,” then give the file a name. Later, when you want to edit that document, you find the file name and open it, add to the document text and save it again. When you are completely finished with your document, you find the file by its name, complete and ready, and print it out for your use.

In Hypnobabies, our “files” are our medical hypno-anesthesia “scripts” in the form of CD tracks and paper scripts, and all you have to do is *listen* to them. In doing so, you train your inner mind, just like entering text, what to accept. Each week, you add a little bit of training, just like the text in your document, and your inner mind creates a new belief system about childbirth. It accepts that the normal birthing sensations that you will have when you give birth; pushing, pulling, stretching, pressure sensations, will indeed be there, but without discomfort attached to them. You train it to accept cues and techniques to bring you deeper into relaxation and hypnosis, and when you use them on your birthing day, just like printing out your document, they are there for you automatically! Your mind is very powerful and is capable of creating the deepest physical relaxation possible as well as a very comfortable birthing experience. Use it!

Although not every woman will have a completely pain-free non-medicated birthing experience, that is exactly what we aim for and our success rate is about 70%, far above any other childbirth method, which is very gratifying!

 

Q) Should I take a Hypnobabies class or do the home study course?

A) We suggest that anyone who is near a Hypnobabies Instructor take our Hypnobabies Class with a Certified Hypnobabies Instructor (HCHI certified). The benefits of attending a Hypnobabies Class include:

  • More detailed information on every subject
  • 5 Hypnobabies scripts in a booklet, including our very important Visualize Your Birth script (which is not in the home study course)
  • Hypnosis demonstrations of all Hypnobabies techniques
  • Depth assessment of each student’s hypnosis levels by the Hypnobabies instructor
  • Phone consultations with your Hypnobabies Instructor
  • Prenatal exercise demonstration and practice
  • Full hands-on training for the Birth Partner, including the Birth Partner’s Guide Booklet and the Birth Partner’s hypnosis CD
  • In-depth explanations, demonstrations and practice of Gail Tully’s Abdominal Lift & Tuck (so important) from www.SpinningBabies.com
  • Optimal Fetal Positioning explanations and demonstrations to prevent posterior presentation
  • Our Birthing Rehearsal in Class #6, which is invaluable for helping each Hypno-Mom fully understand and experience their Hypnobabies techniques in a birthing scenario, complete with Birth Balls, changing positions, walking etc. It is also great practice for the Birth Partner to use his/her deepening cues and techniques that help the mom so wonderfully during labor. This helps build the confidence level of Mom and her Birth Partner tremendously. 
If a couple is unable to attend a live series, the Home Study Course is a great option.  I offer a Home Study Advantage Session (HSA Session) for couples who take the home study course.  This 2-3 hour private class is completely tailored to fit your needs.  We will discuss some of the topics that are not covered in the Home Study Course and also have a birth rehearsal; giving you and your partner an opportunity to practice using your Hypnobabies hypnosis techniques during your birthing time.  You can purchase the Home Study Course at http://www.HYPNOBABIES-STORE.COM/link.cgi?affiliateID=79.  Purchasing through my affiliate link helps keep the cost of HSA Sessions low.  Please contact me to schedule your HSA Session as soon as you order your Home Study Course so that I can support you through the entire program.