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Hypnobirthing with planned section

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kiki22 Wed 23-Mar-16 16:38:32

Has anyone done it? Will it help?

I'm having a planned section due to the trauma of my first birth and the damage it caused but I'm still very anxious about everything going wrong, I know all the facts and my rational mind says it will be fine however on the dark quiet moments I'm scared shitless. I watched a OBEM where they used hypnobirthing, it looked amazing I'm wondering if it can be applied to sections, to keep me calm before and during.

JellyBaby26 Wed 23-Mar-16 16:56:24

Oh following....

Same here!

Dixiechick17 Wed 23-Mar-16 19:25:13

You can get specific c section hypnobirthing cds, my friend has one for her upcoming c section.

Another friend did a hypnobirthing course and ended up having a c section due to her DS being breach and she found that the techniques helped her relax.

I didn't have a c section, but found hypnobirthing great when I was in labour, I really believe that it kept me calm and helped my labour progress quickly.

buttermilkpie Thu 24-Mar-16 11:58:45

Not used it myself as I'm 11 weeks with first DC but I've got the pregnancy relaxation mp3 and it's great. This is the one you should look at getting

www.natalhypnotherapy.co.uk/shop/Prepare-for-a-Caesarean-1.html

Bessie111 Thu 24-Mar-16 15:53:22

Hello, I used hypnobirthing with my first and it was amazing, 9cm with only paracetamol, before it all went pear shaped and emergency c section, sods law!! For second elective c section I used bits of it again, mainly the breathing techniques and mentally turning down pain dial etc to manage my anxiety, I was terrified of spinal needle etc and yes it really helped. Now facing 3rd section (some people never learn lol) and been thinking should unearth it again or look for special c section CD, tbh most of it is so natural birth focussed. So yes it's great and helps, might be worth asking your midwife or hospital, ours actively promotes it x

kiki22 Thu 24-Mar-16 16:26:26

Thanks. I'm going to speak to the midwife about it I just want the calm feeling that seems to come from it.

I had a spinal with my first we were prepared for an emergency section but gotnforceps, but by that point I can't really remember the ins and outs of what happens when you get the spinal in its making me nervous.

Bessie111 Thu 24-Mar-16 20:42:20

What I would say is a planned section is very different and my last one was a really lovely happy occasion and extremely relaxed. Very very calm. Spinal you just sit on bed and lean forward hugging a cushion whilst they put it in, it's really not that bad, over fast, but the anticipation gets me worked up. sounds like you've already had the scary birth so sure this one will be very different, good luck x

bestimeever Thu 24-Mar-16 20:49:10

Hi Kiki22 I am coming late to this and am a Hypnobirthing Teacher and Hypnotherapist. Hypnobirthing would definitely help with your planned C section. I have helped a couple of mums to be with this and strongly believe Hypnobirthing can help with all kinds of births. I myself was an emergency c section baby which is part of why I feel strongly about this. Please do message me and I will be very happy to help you more.

kiki22 Thu 24-Mar-16 21:03:28

Thanks again. I felt really calm about it until the consultant said yes then I started to actually realise it would happen 😰

Sophia1984 Thu 24-Mar-16 22:31:48

So glad you posted this. I have been getting really excited about hypnobirthing, but found out I have a low-lying placenta, so am trying to get head round the fact I may need a C-Section. Sounds like there are some good resources out there.

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