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    I'm really starting to want to do the hypnobabies course. I'm just having a really hard time justifying spending that much when the hypnobirthing worked okay for me. Another part is the fact that we are already going to be paying for the midwife, insurance wont cover any of it, so I really don't want to spend any more on the next birth.

    I've looked at ebay and there are some on there that are any where from $45-$75, 2 with free shipping, 6th edition home study course but it's bidding items AND it's still a good chunk of changes. But I'm really starting to want it.

    What to do, what to do. Saddest part is, telling DH that they had copy's of the scripts I could get him so he can be involved more, he is willing to try it out as well. At least he seemed pretty willing.

    Why did I have to do more research on Hypnobabies when I "thought" I was satisfied with hypnobirthing?
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    since you still have some time, you could always save up for it buying it used would be a good idea too. it's a good thing you have been doing your homework and found something that you think will work for you even though it means more cost...that cost of hypnobabies will be a drop in the bucket compared to the entire cost of the birth...all of which will be worth it!
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    can I just ask what are Hypnobabies and Hypnobirths?
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    Pretty much as soon as I found out I wanted to do HypnoBabies I started saving up for it.... our insurance doesn't contract out with midwives so our homebirth ones were all out of pocket. Since you don't "need" to start the tracks until way later there's still time to save up. DH's paycheck $ didn't go towards my HypnoBabies course fund, and I wasn't working. Plus, when you're all done you can resell it and recuperate some of the money you paid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lil Momma 1991 View Post
    can I just ask what are Hypnobabies and Hypnobirths?
    They're the two major programs out there for hypnosis-based childbirth. Well, hypnosis is kind of a misnomer- it's more of a "trained relaxation" to help cope with the sensations of childbirth. The general idea is to provide a "pain free" childbirth, though I think the experiences I've seen haven't been quite pain-free so much as "a manageable level of pain". It also stresses minimizing fears, which I think is awesome, though I'm not into it myself

    Krista, I've certainly heard a good deal more positive info about hypnobabies than hypnobirthing. I'd chalk it up to a necessary childbirth expense (100 bucks for a course is much cheaper than paying for an epidural).
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    Krista, I think you would benefit a lot from doing Hypnobabies if you are able to do it.

    Quote Originally Posted by jooniper View Post
    They're the two major programs out there for hypnosis-based childbirth. Well, hypnosis is kind of a misnomer- it's more of a "trained relaxation" to help cope with the sensations of childbirth. The general idea is to provide a "pain free" childbirth, though I think the experiences I've seen haven't been quite pain-free so much as "a manageable level of pain". It also stresses minimizing fears, which I think is awesome, though I'm not into it myself

    Krista, I've certainly heard a good deal more positive info about hypnobabies than hypnobirthing. I'd chalk it up to a necessary childbirth expense (100 bucks for a course is much cheaper than paying for an epidural).
    What Hypnobabies teaches *is* hypnosis--it's just not what a lot of people think of when they hear "hypnosis." The principle is that you are more able to change the beliefs you hold deeply if you do so in a state of deep relaxation. Hypnobabies teaches you how to relax deeply and then teaches your mind to think differently about childbirth than what you have always taught or been exposed to, because everything we are exposed to about childbirth, our brains absorb. You learn to believe that "pain" is not a necessary part of birth and train your mind to think of the sensations as "tightening" and "pressure" so that you don't respond to them with fear and tension. You also use the practice in relaxing deeply to relax during labor--you learn how to relax in response to specific cues.

    The website for Hypnobabies is www.hypnobabies.com

    They have two free sample recordings you can download and listen to if you are interested in learning more about what it is all about: http://www.hypnobabies.com/mylink.php?id=4058#2freemp3
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