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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Hypnobirthing vs Hypnobabies

I'm still new to this area, in terms of knowing exactly what is taught in these classes, so I'm not sure if everyone would concur with this post on the differences, but I thought it would be an interesting read nonetheless.  It also has some great videos of women using this technique.

One thing that I liked about this post was the idea that it incorporated other techniques of coping.  That's were I feel like the book Hypnobirthing: the Mongon method did not prepare some mothers.  I'm not sure about the classes though, and it's really wanting me to take some...anyone offer online classes:)

So take  a look...share your thoughts...this is something I've enjoyed learning about from you guys!

1 comment:

Brittany said...

I have not taken HypnoBirthing, I have only read the book. But I wanted to share this perspective from an instructor who has taught both the HypnoBirthing and Hypnobabies methods:

Birth is a Journey: Does it have to be life changing?

  • One woman might have to climb on an overfilled boat, risking her life and nearly dying as she escapes over the ocean to come to this land. This experience could certainly be life altering. It may very well color the rest of her life, positively or negatively. (I overcame this amazing struggle and here I am triumphant! OR Holy crap, that was SO hard I don’t know if I can go on! By the way, neither response is “right”. No one would judge the woman with the 2nd response.)
  • One woman may buy an airplane ticket, sit on a comfortable 747 and fly to America with a nice smooth flight and landing. She is happy to be in America. Those welcoming her are glad she is here safe and sound. She may only travel by plane 2-4 times in her life, so it is pretty memorable. But the journey itself probably wouldn’t be life changing; it would simply be a journey.
  • One woman may learn to fly an ultra-light plane to lead a flock of geese into America teaching them to migrate. This experience could certainly be empowering and life altering.