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Mummyof21988 Thu 26-Jan-17 21:41:01

Hiya has anyone tried hypobirthing or have opinions on it? This is my 3rd pregnancy 1st was normal hospital birth 2nd was planned home birth so I want as natural as possible in hospital this time round

thirtyflirtyandthriving Thu 26-Jan-17 21:45:10

Do you mean hypnobirthing?

I did Natal Hypnotherapy, which is similar but less uptight about terminology, if I understand correctly. I absolutely loved it and was so so grateful for it in labour.

walkingtheplank Thu 26-Jan-17 21:49:34

Hypnobirthing is great. Not sure I'd say it was uptight about terminology (my teacher wasn't anyway).

A few of my friends have done it too with the same lady and all of us had good but different births.

SuperSange Thu 26-Jan-17 21:51:00

I used an app on my phone for the 3 months prior to birth. It was a great help to me during labour.

originalmavis Thu 26-Jan-17 21:51:23

Did it as a mum... ended up teaching it too! Lovely positive birth stories from my clients.

thirtyflirtyandthriving Thu 26-Jan-17 21:55:20

That may be my misconception, plank. I was under the impression that in hypnobirthing you avoided words like 'contraction' or 'pain' - it may well be specific to a particular type of hypnobirthing.

originalmavis Thu 26-Jan-17 21:58:16

Well - where someone would ask 'how much pain are you in?' you say 'what are you feeling?'. It's just basic reframing.

SerialReJoiner Thu 26-Jan-17 22:01:37

I prepared for a hypnobirth, but I ended up with a very fast labour with barely enough time to breathe between contractions let alone use the techniques in a conscious way. Having said that, my midwives both told me they were impressed with my labour and are confident I was cope as I did because I'd been doing hypnobirth. So even though it didn't happen as I expected, I do think it helped me cope.

originalmavis Thu 26-Jan-17 22:05:01

I had one mum who had an emergency c-section because the baby was in distress. The parents (lovely baby girl) said that the techniques learned helped them keep calm, ask sensible questions, make choices, etc and make the best of a stressful situation.

Birth doesn't always go to plan but if you can keep relaxed and calm then you can handle most things thrown your way.

greeeen Thu 26-Jan-17 22:10:36

Kept me relaxed, would definitely recommend it. The light touch massage they taught was great pain relief for early labour.

faceremovinghaircream Thu 26-Jan-17 22:17:53

I also prepared for a hypnobirth (audio and lots of reading) but ended up being induced which did end up in a c-section. The midwives said how they had never seen anybody so relaxed and together as my contractions really ramped up in a very short space of time. Although I did have a momentary breakdown when I realised the cesarean was inevitable, I think it really helped me keep my shit together.

originalmavis Thu 26-Jan-17 22:21:00

Me 'the baby's coming'
Midwife 'nooooooooooooo you'll be a while yet'
Me 'no really'
Midwife 'I will pop back'
Me 'errr no, I'm not kidding'
Midwife 'woah, I can see the crown!'
Me 'told ya!'

It was a very boring birth.

Mummyof21988 Fri 27-Jan-17 18:12:17

Yep I meant hypnobirthing lol sounds good to me then 👍🏻 thanks for all your replies I will research where to go and apps x

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