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May 9th, 2008, 08:00 AM
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Hello!

I've heard great things about Hypnobabies, and I'm leaning in that direction. The doula that I'd like to use teaches the classes. Anyway, I just have to admit being hypnotized freaks me out a little. She told me that "you can't be made to do anything you really don't want to do" when you're hypnotized - but I mean is there any way you can accidentally think something that make you do something strange or weird when you come out of it, etc? I don't know if that makes any sense, or if I'm being ridiculous... but I'm just very unfamiliar with hypnosis.

Does anyone have any experiences (good or bad, I guess) with it they could share?

Thank you!!
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May 9th, 2008, 08:25 AM
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Hey there, welcome!

I don't know that much about it, but I didn't think it was the same kind of thing as when you see people being hypnotized on TV by magicians or in therapy. I read a book on and it seemed to be more about visualization and concentrating and not actual hypnosis, but I know there are a few different types.


However, I could be wrong, luckily there are ladies here that have done it with great results so they will be able to help you out more.

I had my classes with my Doula in her home (general birth class) and it was fantastic! So intimate and it gave DH and I a chance to really get to know her ahead of time. It was perfect.
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May 9th, 2008, 12:08 PM
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I did hypnobirthing and I loved it. It's not hypnosis like you would think of it. It really is just learning complete relaxation and visualization. I've heard hypnobabies is even better than hypnobirthing. I would highly recommend it. I was wary at first too but it is great.
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May 9th, 2008, 01:03 PM
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I did hypnobirthing and I loved it. It's not hypnosis like you would think of it. It really is just learning complete relaxation and visualization. I've heard hypnobabies is even better than hypnobirthing. I would highly recommend it. I was wary at first too but it is great.[/b]
I second everything she said. I would definitely recommend it!
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May 10th, 2008, 02:50 PM
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Thanks for all the input, everyone! I think I'm going to go for it! I've been hearing nothing but good things
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May 11th, 2008, 08:00 AM
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Let me know how it goes, I'm interested! It's too late for me and I don't even know if there's any of that in my area but I wish I could do it!
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May 11th, 2008, 02:38 PM
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I am taking a hypno birthing class and love it. It really isnt like being "hypnotized" more about being deeply relaxed. The real message for me was that it is about being so relaxed that you let your body do what it needs to do and dont fight against contractions!

Give it a shot I think you will like it!
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May 12th, 2008, 10:08 AM
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good luck! I hope you stick around our forum, you seem like a real sweetie!
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May 12th, 2008, 10:15 AM
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good luck! I hope you stick around our forum, you seem like a real sweetie![/b]
Aw, thanks! I will! And I will let you all know how the classes are going once they start!
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May 12th, 2008, 10:57 AM
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I plan to do the home course of Hypnobabies. I did something similar when I was a teenager and had horrible spells (doc called it intestinal migraines) right around my period. My mother, who had chronic pain and tried everything to manage it, taught me bio-feedback to deal with the severe cramping pains I got that would make me hyperventilate and my fingers would go numb. Bio-feedback was a visual and mantra-like technique that helped me deal with the pain in a non-medical way.

When I first read about Hypnobirthing and Hypnobabies, I knew that would be exactly the thing that would help me with labor. I'm really looking forward to using it.
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May 13th, 2008, 03:38 PM
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I did hypnobabies with DS and it was worth every penny I spent on the homestudy course. His labor and delivery were nearly painfree and what little pain I had was way less then period pain. The course teaches how to be relaxed and calm and how not to fight your body. It's also a birthing course as well. Definatly recomend it to everyone.
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May 14th, 2008, 04:06 PM
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I'm not taking formal classes, but I'm planning on using some of the principles for my birth
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