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    Larissa_1985 posted:
    I'm pregnant with my second child and I am really looking into taking some hypnobirthing classes this time around. Has anyone look it into this or tried it or though of trying it?
    janessas1 responded:
    I've never tried this either, but would definately be interested in hearing about it! I took Bradley classes and loved them!
    Larissa_1985 replied to janessas1's response:
    Hypnobirthing is used with the intention of keeping the mother calm and focused during birth. I am currently reading a book on it. It is surprising the rate of c-section, baby and mother needing oxygen when using hypnobirthing is dramatically lower than the national average. Hypnobirthing is said to help pain during labor and birth and give the mother a incredible birthing experience. Also, the book gave me a website to go to, it had a list of hypnobirthing practitioners in my areas, so I am going to meet with one next week. I am excited.
    ginabmonkey responded:
    Once I get pregnant, I plan to order the Hynobabies home-study course. It sounds very thorough and positive.
    janessas1 replied to Larissa_1985's response:
    It sounds similar to the Bradley method in ways. You learn in Bradley method about relaxing and how important that is when giving birth.
    Larissa_1985 replied to janessas1's response:
    I found this on the hypnobirthing website:
    [a name="how">How does HypnoBirthing differ from other childbirth preparation methods? Unlike other childbirth methods that teach you how to cope with and manage pain, HypnoBirthing is based on the premise that childbirth does not necessarily need to be painful if the mother is properly prepared and relaxed. When women understand that pain is caused by constrictor hormones, created by fear, they learn, instead, to release fear thus creating endorphins"014the feel good hormones. They are then able to change their expectations of long, painful labor and are able to replace them with expectations of a more comfortable birthing. Rather than exhausting, shallow breathing and the distraction techniques of typical "01Cprepared childbirth"01D programs, HypnoBirthing parents learn deep abdominal breathing and total relaxation, enabling the laboring mother to work in harmony with her body and her baby. This allows her to achieve a shorter and more comfortable labor for herself and baby.
    MissMe0903 responded:
    We did hypnobirthing with our first and only baby. I loved it! I recommend it to everyone. I was able to stay comfortable and have a wonderful non-medicated birth which is one of my favorite memories. I recommend having a doula though as they can provide you with extra support and help everyone involved stay focused on your goals. Good luck! I'm excited for you!
    SageBirth replied to janessas1's response:

    It is no surprise that it sounds like Bradley to you, Hypnobabies was created from a former Bradley instructor who began studying hypnoanesthesia.

    As a prior Bradley instructor myself, it is a great, well rounded, complete and comprehensive CBE course. Hypnobabies takes it a different path in that, as Bradley teaches positive pain/discomfort, Hypnobabies teaches retraining your mind and body to understand the sensations as pressure, not pain.

    I have worked with many women whom Hypnobabies worked phenomenally well for. I have also worked with many women who have done the Hypnobirthing program -which, in my experience, doesn't have as much success.

    Good luck with all!
    An_204675 replied to MissMe0903's response:

    I was just wondering if you still felt pain, but were more able to manage it?

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