so my midwife was talking about relaxing music and hypnobirthing and i am open to all options! i have listened to a few relaxation musics on youtube but cannot find any good hypnobirthing ones :S anyone found any good ones on the internet?
I used the Mongan Method - link to the book and on Amazon is below. The CD's got a different cover but I assume it's the one I used - basically on the first track there are 'affirmations' (I am confident in my body's ability, I am relaxed and will have a comfortable birth, etc), then the self hypnosis track. This is called rainbow relaxation, essentially taking you into a daydream like state. She's american, kind of homely sounding, less annoying than some I tried - my baby's 15 months and I still listen to it if I can't sleep. What I can say is that hypno birthing is brilliant; I ended up getting to the labour ward and was 9cm already, did the whole shebang on two paracetamol. I put it down to being calm and relaxed (and of course, bloody lucky!), as I didn't quite manage to get into the trance like state I was expecting. You do have to put in a certain amount of effort - read the book, listen to the CDs as often as you can, do the recommended exercises. If you can afford/get to a class, do. I hope that helps! Most of all, relax - I won't lie to you, it does hurt (in an entirely different way than you imagine, it's fine), but it was the most amazing experience of my life and I'd do it again tomorrow in a heartbeat. Ignore any horror stories if you possibly can, positive bith experiences are completely possible. Good luck!!!!!!!!! http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hypnobirthin...ef=pd_sxp_f_pt
Hi I am reading the Mongan method at the mo and want to listen to the CD everyday. I just had my 1st listen today and fell asleep! So I cant really tell you what the woman said, but she most certainly relaxed me!
The book is really preparing me mentally and making me more and more sure that I want the natural drug free home birth I have planned.
My book and CD was £12 from ebay I would highly recommend it so far.
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