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    So, I found one in my area, its 250 for the series of classes for bradley and my birth center offers hypnobabies class for 50 dollars. I'm thinking of doing both, but has anyone had experience with Bradleys and if it worked for them? I've heard mixed reviews for hypnobabies, but with it being a lower cost class, I'll probably take it regardless.
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    I took Bradley with my first pregnancy. I think it was a tremendous help to us because it taught a lot of the mechanics of labor and delivery, what to expect, etc. They also focused on relaxation, but for myself, I found it difficult to relax when labor actually hit. It did prepare my husband though and made him an AMAZING labor coach! This go around, I did the hypnobabies home study course. I do have to say that it has already be a great benefit to me because I've had some pre-labor contractions and have been able to completely relax through them. It's also helped me with my migraines as well. I think they both have their positives, though I would be curious to take hypnobabies in person. I know that in the home study course they go over all of the mechanics of labor as well, so I'm sure that course by itself would be fine.
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    The class you choose really depends on what you want or need for this birth. Hypnobabies was created by a woman who taught Bradley for 10 years. In addition to the excellent childbirth education, Hypnobabies includes powerful hypno-anesthesia techniques that go much further than relaxation at reducing or even eliminating labor pain. For me, Hypnobabies was the perfect fit because I do not value birth pain at all, I like researched information about birth, and I like to be able to use the hypnosis techniques while doing whatever else I want or need to do while giving birth (moving, talking, etc.).

    I'm really curious as to how the birth center can offer Hypnobabies for only $50 and am a bit concerned that it might not really be the real thing. If you really do have the opportunity to take Hypnobabies (not HypnoBirthing or some other hypno-class) for only $50, that is an incredible bargain! If it is Hypnobabies, it can only be taught as a 6-week series of 3 hours each time by an instructor listed here. That page also lists the materials that must be included as part of the course. Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis (home study or live class) is far more effective and complete than any other hypnosis course I'm familiar with (and I used to teach HypnoBirthing).

    When I was debating between Bradley and hypnosis with my first natural birth, I chose hypnosis because those births were more often described as comfortable. Bradley births were frequently natural, but they were also frequently described as very painful. As I said above, I'm not a fan of pain. You can read over 200 birth stories of moms using hypnosis (mostly Hypnobabies) here:

    http://pregnancybirthandbabies.com/P...th_stories.htm

    Here's a chart to help you figure out which class (if any) might be good for you):

    http://www.birthnaturally.org/childb...tionsguide.pdf
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    I absolutely LOVED our Bradley classes. I also think that it worked wonders for DH. I think he really got a lot out of it, and he actually enjoyed them too. I have also done the Hypnobabies Home Study and am loving it as well. Bradley provided me with way more education and knowledge, but Hypnobabies has given me a much deeper understanding of relaxation and the power of my mind. Plus, the Hynobabies scripts have helped me sleep well for most of the pregnancy, which has been priceless.

    I know they don't recommend that you do both, but at this point I am glad I have had both. I'll have to let you know how it helps during our birth
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    Hmm, the birth center hypnobabies was a one day class thing on saturday, so I am not sure I dont have the info handy at this time - i threw away my "welcome" manual since I assumed i didnt need it. *facepalm*

    edit to add: i checked their website, and yep, preggo brain, its not hypnobabies, its just a general water birthing class.

    I am somewhat apprehensive of doing hypnobabies - I have been attempted to be put under hypnosis 2 times now (although one was a comedian hypnosis show).. neither worked :/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandradee84 View Post
    Hmm, the birth center hypnobabies was a one day class thing on saturday, so I am not sure I dont have the info handy at this time - i threw away my "welcome" manual since I assumed i didnt need it. *facepalm*

    edit to add: i checked their website, and yep, preggo brain, its not hypnobabies, its just a general water birthing class.

    I am somewhat apprehensive of doing hypnobabies - I have been attempted to be put under hypnosis 2 times now (although one was a comedian hypnosis show).. neither worked :/
    Well, I was really confused so I guess there's the reason! You can try a Hypnobabies track for free here:
    http://www.enjoybirth.com/free-hypnobabies-tracks.html

    I think that anyone who chooses to put in the effort to learn Hypnobabies can benefit from it. All hypnosis is self-hypnosis, so if you want to, you can use it.
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    I was really skeptical about hypnosis at first too - I still went ahead and did the Hypnobabies home study. It really wound up helping me learn to relax myself and definitely has helped me sleep pretty well throughout pregnancy. I'm not sure how well it works during actual birth, but hopefully I will find out soon.
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    I don't think you should base your decision of whether or not you should do hypnobabies on the fact that a comedian tried to hypnotize you twice and it didn't work. It's not the same thing. Hypnobabies is self-hypnosis, so you're relying on yourself and the training it gives you, and it's for the purpose of bringing your baby into the world. You won't be put under hypnosis by someone who may or may not know what they're doing for a silly reason. I have a feeling that you would be totally fine with the hypnobabies course even though your previous experience with hypnosis was less than successful.
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    If it was a one day thing, then it is not a true Hypnobabies. The course material for hypnobabies is $55. Hypnobabies is a full chidbirth education and hypnosis anesthia course. I am not sure how the home study differs. I have never taken a bradley class, but I read a Bradley book before my first child. I guess it really depends on what you want your birth to be like. I would research each and then decide.

    As far as hypnosis not working on you hypnobabies is different. You do self-hypnosis. It really isn't comparable. I hope this helps!
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    Quote Originally Posted by faeriecurls View Post
    I was really skeptical about hypnosis at first too - I still went ahead and did the Hypnobabies home study. It really wound up helping me learn to relax myself and definitely has helped me sleep pretty well throughout pregnancy. I'm not sure how well it works during actual birth, but hopefully I will find out soon.
    This is me exactly. I'm really glad I gave this a try even though I was skeptical. So far I love it.
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