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    I'm hoping some of you who are FT WOTH mommies with kids can give me advice on how to squeeze all the hypnobabies activities into my busy life.

    I rarely listen to the entire affirmation track each day---I listen to as much as I can at work and sometimes I can fit it in at bedtime.

    I do listen to my daily hypno session each evening between dinner clean-up and getting Zoe ready for bed which has been a huge sacrifice since that leaves DH with the burden of other chores and occupying and sometimes bathing Zoe alone.

    The readings I typically skim over the course of a couple days--a bit here and there as I get a chance.

    I do not do the exercises except for kegels.

    The biggest thing I have not been able to find time for is the finger-drop practices 5 x a day outside of the hypno sessions. I maybe do 2 times at best. I am worried that I will not get the full effect of the program, but I am so tapped out time-wise as it is.

    As for doing stuff while at work--I'm a teacher, so I can hypnotize myself during the work day..lol.
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    --nak--
    although I don't have experiece doing it while woth, I still have some suggestions for how you can make it work.

    affirmations can be listened to while driving. Even if you can't get through the whole track on your commute, you can pick up where you left off next time you get in the car--better than not listening at all

    what I did was put playlists on my ipod of each hypnosis track, followed by affirmations. I put it on when I went to bed. I would usually fall asleed during the hypnosis and then affirmations would play while I slept

    the 5 finger drops can be done all in a row. some people do them when they first wake up in the am. some do them when they wake up during the night. I usually did them while putting my DD to sleep

    I was not great at the exercizes--they are a good thing, but not totally essential, imo. I did them when I remembered--often while hanging out in DD's room after she feel alsleep waiting for her to be asleep enough that I could leave the room without waking her. the squatting irritated my pubic bone separation and tailor sitting is not challenging to me, anyway. pelvic rocking felt good, espeicaly towards then end when his head wa pushing on my sciatic nerve

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrsMangoBabe View Post
    --nak--
    although I don't have experiece doing it while woth, I still have some suggestions for how you can make it work.

    affirmations can be listened to while driving. Even if you can't get through the whole track on your commute, you can pick up where you left off next time you get in the car--better than not listening at all

    what I did was put playlists on my ipod of each hypnosis track, followed by affirmations. I put it on when I went to bed. I would usually fall asleed during the hypnosis and then affirmations would play while I slept

    the 5 finger drops can be done all in a row. some people do them when they first wake up in the am. some do them when they wake up during the night. I usually did them while putting my DD to sleep

    I was not great at the exercizes--they are a good thing, but not totally essential, imo. I did them when I remembered--often while hanging out in DD's room after she feel alsleep waiting for her to be asleep enough that I could leave the room without waking her. the squatting irritated my pubic bone separation and tailor sitting is not challenging to me, anyway. pelvic rocking felt good, espeicaly towards then end when his head wa pushing on my sciatic nerve

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    OH Wow why didn't I think of that! I put everything on my ipod since its easier than changing a cd everytime but I think it would be WAY easier to do the hypnosis at bedtime and then do the affirmations! THAT IS AWESOME!!

    Having them on the IPOD is another great thing...I find I'm more motivated now that they are all on the ipod because its just so much easier and I can save time that way by just popping a earbud in my ear and pressing play...

    I too have had a hard time finding the time especially this last week and now getting ready for our move there is just NO time!! I'm actually behind two weeks because I don't want to go ahead the next chapter if I've skimped.

    I do my affirmations at night and that helps but I'm definately going to take the advice and change my ipod and do it all at bedtime. The fingerdrop I"m having a problem with too...but WHEN I do them I usually do them first thing upon waking one after the other and maybe one in the afternoon sitting on the couch while the kids play.

    I like the pelvic rocking too...it feels SO good!

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    I do the same with my Ipod. I put the week's sessions in a playlist separated by affirmations. So for instance I have a Class 4 playlist that has Hypnotic Childbirth #1, Joyful Birthing Affirmations, Deepening, then Birthing Day Affirmations (in that order). I normally wake up somewhere near the end of the affirmations after the session I am doing that day. Of course I tell myself going into hypnosis that I will wake up after the affirmations are complete, and I think that helps.
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    Putting affirmations after the session is a great idea. I currently have soothing spa-type music on after, but affirmations in between would be great. I listen at night every night and have lately been falling asleep pretty early on but they say that's fine, so...(it's funny, though, twice now I've woken up while the music is still playing but long enough later that I've been deeply asleep and am VERY confused...both times I've totally messed up my alarm clock thinking it's the radio and trying to make it stop while half delirious in the dark. )

    I try to do a session at lunch when I can, too, but lately lunches have been busy for me.
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    I know what you mean. I'm a SAHM and I'm having a hard time fitting everything in. I can't imagine how hard it would be if I were working. Now that I'm starting week 4, I have no idea how I'm going to do the birth partner scripts. I usually go to bed hours before my DH, plus that's when I do my affirmations. I wonder how bad it would be to skip the scripts. I don't think my DH is really going to want to do it anyway.

    As for suggestions, the only one I have is to do your finger drop practices right in a row first thing in the morning. And I love the suggestion of putting the affirmations after the sessions. I'm going to use that one myself.
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    I am just beginning week 3 today--read half of the lesson last night and will read the other half tonight and listen to the first track for the week. I was able to do all my finger drops in a row today b/c I had an acupuncture appt. First thing in the morning would be difficult since I am soooo sleepy and have to be forced awake at 5:30 am. I have done them at bedtime which works as long as I go to bed before falling asleep on the couch....lol.

    I could listen to the affirmations in the car. Fortunately, I am only in the car for about 15-20 minutes each day, so I would still have to listen to the rest either at work or at bedtime.

    The playlist is not a bad idea. I do have all the CD on my Ipod already.

    I've also found that if I do my session when I'm really sleepy, I tend to fall alseep and am not consistent with the lightswitch. Like I will move in my sleep when my switch has been turned off.

    I don't feel so bad about the exercises now and I'm sure I'm not the only one who is "cheating" on the diet. I'm not eating junk food, but I do consume coffee and too much sugar and not enough protein.

    Shannon--I certainly hope this does not require the participation of DH. He is totally fine with me doing it (although he hates how much time it takes), but there is no way he would do the listening or anything.
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    I didn't/don't work full-time, but I have a bunch of kids so what worked for me was to do my finger drops as soon as I woke up. Before I even got out of bed I would do five in a row. Sometimes I'd do some in the middle of the night when I got up to go to the bathroom.

    For listening, I'd listen at bedtime or in the middle of the night (after going to the bathroom). I had the tracks on my iPhone, so I'd just turn one on and fall back asleep. A play list with pregnancy affirmations at the end is a good way to do it.

    Quote Originally Posted by krazykat View Post
    I do the same with my Ipod. I put the week's sessions in a playlist separated by affirmations. So for instance I have a Class 4 playlist that has Hypnotic Childbirth #1, Joyful Birthing Affirmations, Deepening, then Birthing Day Affirmations (in that order). I normally wake up somewhere near the end of the affirmations after the session I am doing that day. Of course I tell myself going into hypnosis that I will wake up after the affirmations are complete, and I think that helps.
    Maybe you mistyped and mean the affirmations for pregnancy, but the affirmations for birthing are to be listened to ONLY after 37 weeks or in your birthing time. We don't want pressure waves and cervical softening/opening just yet.
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    I don't have any kid yet, but I am also finding it hard some days to get it all in - I have started listening to the Joyful Affirmations while I am getting dinner ready. I also have listened while I am showering/getting ready in the AM. We have been listening to the other scripts before bed (DH is listening with me almost every night), but I get worried about being TOO relaxed and not hearing it all on any level. I am going to listen to each script once with out the hypnosis part, just so I know what it says. I am just finishing week 1 (I'm doing each for 2 weeks) and realized that I actually heard all of the Special Place script but when I listened to COmfortable Childbirth I realized I hadn't heard quite a bit of it.

    I am planning on finishing the reading for week 2 tonight and hopefully will listen to the script tonight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Winky_the_HouseElf View Post
    Maybe you mistyped and mean the affirmations for pregnancy, but the affirmations for birthing are to be listened to ONLY after 37 weeks or in your birthing time. We don't want pressure waves and cervical softening/opening just yet.
    UH OH!! I just downloaded the whole Disc 5 on my Ipod without realizing that. So the 1st script on that disc is ok to listen too? And then the 2nd script I need to wait until after 37 weeks?
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