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Hypnobirthing classes in London?

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cinnamonbun Thu 25-Apr-13 10:43:45

I had a difficult and long labour & birth with DD (now 4) and I'm 20 weeks pregnant with DC2. I'm completely terrified of going through with it again, even to the point where I've discussed going down the elective C section route with my midwife. Alternatively, possibly hypnobirthing. I'm a little sceptical though, as when pregnant with DD I listened to pregnancy relaxation CDs etc but when labour began that was all completely useless as I was in way too much pain to focus on anything.

Anyway, I'd really appreciate your story on whether you found hypnobirthing useful and if you can recommend classes in London (not too far from central London) that are not too expensive? Thank you!

cinnamonbun Thu 25-Apr-13 12:57:44

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rrreow Thu 25-Apr-13 14:12:13

No personal experience I'm afraid. Didn't do it with DS1 and am ordering a book & CD for DC2 as I can't afford a course. However, I do know that UCLH run a course. I don't know the exact cost but I'd guess about £250-300.

cinnamonbun Thu 25-Apr-13 14:25:54

Rrreow, do you know if there's a website with details about HB at UCLH? That's where I'm due to give birth. I tried to google it but nothing came up. Sounds expensive though sad

rrreow Thu 25-Apr-13 15:01:10

I Googled as well and couldn't find it. I remember a some leaflets up on a board at the antenatal/ultrasound unit (I think behind the receptionist) and it was also mentioned at my booking in appointment. Have you had your 20w scan yet? Worth having a look when you go in next.

gertrudestein Thu 25-Apr-13 15:40:39

I've been reading this book (haven't got the CDs) and it's pretty good. Would also be interested in hearing about hypnobirthing at UCLH - that's where I am too!
http://www.natalhypnotherapy.co.uk/natalhypnotherapybirthpreparation.html

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