i didn't do hypnobabies but i got a free trial mp3 from blissful birth. i think they are trying to be like hypnobabies. worth a try since it's free.
I used Hypnobirthing with baby #3 and hypnobabies with baby #4. They were like night and day for me. My birth with hypnobabies took four hours less and the midwife actually missed it because I didn't feel like I needed her until it was mostly over-I never felt the normal signposts of transition except for getting shaky, but I also get low blood pressure in active labor, so I though that's all it was. I loved it. It was very more "personal" in that there were lots more scripts and suggestions to help "make it mine".Unfortunately, I lent it to another friend who will be having her baby very soon (any day now if the prodromal labor is any indication)so I may not get it back for a while. If it gets returned soon, I would be happy to lend it to you. :-)
Thanks for the offer Karin! I'm not in a terrible hurry so I can wait a bit.
I've been asking the same question of the home study curriculum. I did find out that Hypnobabies buys back used copies from moms and then resells them for a discount. From the sound of things, I'm at the top of the list to get the curriculum and the one CD that comes with it. With birthday money, I'm planning on getting some of the other CDs.
Rixa, as far as I know Joy still has mine and you're more than welcome to it!!!!
Jenne are you sure your talking about Hypnobabies?6 cds come with hynpnobabies. not just one. Hypnobabies recommends not getting copies from other people since they update their curriculum (with suggestions from instructors and moms from the hypnobabies yahoo group)... but if that doesn't persuade youplease make sure you're getting the newest version and not one from years ago.and make sure it's coming with ALL of these items:170 page workbookBirth Partners Guide and Quick Reference manual6 cds, (with 2 scripts on each cd it's important for the curriculum to have ALL 6 cds!)so not only that, you get some fun handouts to give to the nurse and put on your hospital door (should you be birthing in a hospital)
Here is where you can get a free Hypnobabies informational CD with 2 different tracks on it, 1 informational, another a sample relax me track.http://hypnobabies.wordpress.com/2008/08/14/free-hypnobabies-cd/Here is a list of all that is included in the Hypnobabies Home Study Kit. http://www.pregnancybirthandbabies.com/hypnobabies_home_study_contents.htmThere is a used program for those in need. :)Having said all that, I am excited you are looking into Hypnobabies, I think you will love it! There is a great Hypnobabies Yahoo Group which is full of wonderful moms and support for moms using any hypnosis for birth program. Just make sure you send your introduction to be approved.
(horrified)Yes Rixa send me your address Ill send it to you ASAPthank you/sorry