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November 7th, 2008, 10:01 AM
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So I want to choose a method to birth with and well I need a break down in simple terms of how each is different from the other. My goal is to choose my method and stick with it through the pregnancy. Especially if I choose Hypno as it seems that ones takes some preperation. Can anyone give me just a jist of what each is. It would be much appreciated!!! Also the book of choice if you have one. I am going to go check out the book thread righ tnow!
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November 7th, 2008, 12:07 PM
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I couldn't write up a list off the top of my head, I do know there's lamaze, Bradley and Hypnobirthing. I decided not to go with any one impaticular, but I am planning on a water birth. Here's some links I found that might help though:
http://www.mommylinks.com/birth/methods.html
http://www.brighamandwomens.org/painfreebi...nmedicated.aspx

For a general natural childbirth book, I've read The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth and it has a ton of great information in it.
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November 7th, 2008, 02:21 PM
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thanks so much, I am off to check the links.
Is their a method that you are going with?
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November 7th, 2008, 04:04 PM
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It might be worth looking at the list of books at the top of the forum... there are descriptions of each of the books and the "approach" they advocate.

I used a lot of the techniques I learned in my first birthing class, which was based on the "Birthing from Within" book described in the list (some breathing, "unfocused awareness" of the sights / sounds around me, massage, moaning through contractions, sitting in the tub, etc.). It was rather important to practice and figure out which worked for me. For example, I discovered that having my husband talk me through the contractions was definitely NOT going to work - I wanted him quiet. I also figured out that moaning works for me. And so forth.

I can't speak to Bradley, hypnobirthing, or any of the other techniques, but I would hope they give you several different methods of working through the pain; I found it really helpful to be able to switch tactics when one wasn't working.
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thanks so much, I did end up getting Birthing From Within and hopefully that will give me some good info!
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