Thursday, December 20, 2012

Booked Hypnobirthing!

24 weeks, 1 day

So I finally booked hypnobirthing!    Hooray!  I was so excited to do this.  Yes, even the booking of it I was excited for.  Now I'm excited for the class.

I've been intending to book hypnobirthing for ages now, and was getting a bit ansy that it wasn't happening.  I emailed/called the lady several times a few weeks ago, but no word back.  I tried again (through a different link) two days ago - bam, she replies right away and I just bought it online now (fancy, right? hhaha).

The classes are the ones I'd been hoping to take - right near Church (therefore close to my house - about 10 min walking), and on Sunday evening - so very convenient.  Classes mid week (prenatal classes) will be a huge hassle to get down in time for, with traffic and whatnot.

And more and more I'm like - what the heck am I thinking?  Home birth?  Can I do this without pain meds?

But yes, it might be possible - but I will CERTAINLY need some mind-body control that I don't have right now.

Hebrews, a good IRL friend of mine, and my midwife all swear by it.  Yay!

And I am NOT fantastic right now at calming my mind when it is racing - I am hoping this class will help me develop a skill to do just that (as well as making birthing easier).

Merry Christmas!


  1. How cool! I'm curious to hear more about it! Good luck :-)

  2. YES, I love hypnobirthing!! One thing I love about it is that whatever kind of birth you're planning, HB can factor in. I had a hospital birth, and did end up getting an epidural, but HB played a HUGE role. I labored over 18 hours without an epi and I think HB was 100% the reason! Whether you birth at home or in a hospital, with meds or without, the practices of HB have a profound impact on the birthing experience. I loved HB so much that even though I have to have c-sections from now on, due to C's injury, I might still see if I can sit in on a HB class again next time, or at least reread the book and use the cds.

  3. Oh one more thing--it absolutely IS doable to birth without meds, no matter what people tell you. The only thing I would have done differently was practice even more at home before the birth. I practiced a moderate amount and thought I had it down, but once you're in the situation, it's a bit tougher to focus so I wish I had practiced more. So, practice more than you think you need to! Practicing in a hectic environment is good too, then you will know you can really tune things out and focus when you need to.


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