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#1 HayMC

Posted 03 April 2012 - 11:30 PM

We are planning a water birth at home and I have just read a hypnobirthing book. It has some great ideas about breathing and relaxation techniques. Has anyone had success in breathing through surges and using the 'j' breath to breath your baby down instead of 'pushing hard'?

#2 ~Sorceress~

Posted 04 April 2012 - 09:42 AM

Yes, I've mostly breathed my babies down original.gif . I had some hypnobirthing CDs I listened to before my last birth and the breathing really helped with the Stage 1 contractions biggrin.gif .

#3 HayMC

Posted 04 April 2012 - 06:05 PM

QUOTE (~Sorceress~ @ 04/04/2012, 10:12 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yes, I've mostly breathed my babies down original.gif . I had some hypnobirthing CDs I listened to before my last birth and the breathing really helped with the Stage 1 contractions biggrin.gif .

That's Fantastic news- thank you so much. I don't have the cds but have some really beautiful relaxing music ready to play.

#4 blu3berry

Posted 22 May 2012 - 11:39 AM


I did Calmbirth which is the same thing as Hypnobirthing just the 'Australian' version I believe... I also did and am doing weekly yoga classes where different breathing techniques are taught and practiced.

Anyway, I found breathing immensely helpful during all stages of surges.  My breath kept me grounded and focused the whole time, in the 2nd stage when I did lose my focus during crowning, my husband gently reminded me of my breathing and I was able to move back into a good head space original.gif

I want to add though that I think it is essential to practice your breathing throughout pregnancy to get the best results from it.  I plan to use my breathing again in 5 weeks or so when me baby decides to come earthside original.gif

Good luck!

#5 SimplySarah

Posted 27 May 2012 - 10:55 AM

For my first 2 I didn't use anything and they were both painful and I had a lot of tearing. The 2nd was quite traumatic also. When I got pregnant a third timed I found hypnobirthing, I practised daily from the 2nd trimester onwards- i had the CD, and I also practised squatted as this was how I wanted to deliver. The resulting birth was amazing- my husband thought I was asleep when I was doing my relaxation techniques!
I also used it for baby 4 and would highly recommend it to everyone who is pregnant. I didn't have any tearing with number 3 or 4. Hope all goes well with your pregnancy and birth original.gif

#6 Milamum09

Posted 27 May 2012 - 11:05 AM

I used hypnobirthing with DD2 and breathed her down. I found this labour much less painful that with DD1. I loved my hypnobirthing classes too. Good luck with it!!

#7 Turquoise1

Posted 06 June 2012 - 10:34 PM

I'm totally interested in hypnobirthing or Calm Birthing. Do you know any good 'teachers' in Victoria? Can someone recommend CDs for me?

Thank you!

#8 jhana

Posted 07 June 2012 - 11:41 AM

i just read the book & found it very helpful, couldn't do the breathing the way she says to but it still worked!

More info http://www.essentialbaby.com.au/birth/birt...80624-2vwl.html

#9 HayMC

Posted 09 June 2012 - 10:05 PM

Keep running into people who have turned to it and what great stories!!!

Just read the 'Mongan Method'- full of great techniques.

#10 dogsneaker

Posted 26 June 2012 - 09:33 PM

I used hypnoborthing for my DD. There was no pushing at all in my experience, just breathing down/using my body's natural expulsion reflex.

Highly recommended.

#11 Tesseract

Posted 22 July 2012 - 10:18 PM

QUOTE (Turquoise1 @ 06/06/2012, 10:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm totally interested in hypnobirthing or Calm Birthing. Do you know any good 'teachers' in Victoria? Can someone recommend CDs for me?

Thank you!

Hi Turquoise, I did CalmBirth in Melbourne, I'll PM you the details, I think forum rules mean we can't openly discuss specific people. Needless to say it was fantastic and I had a fabulous, intervention free birth despite unfavorable circumstances. CalmBirth was honestly the best thing I did during my pregnancy.

#12 olivia.hypnomamma

Posted 23 July 2012 - 02:26 PM

Here's my story - I did hypnobirthing with my first pregnancy and had the most amazing birth. It was 6 hours long, no pain, no drugs, no tears, EASY, super fast recovery, absolutely beautiful. I felt like a goddess!! My son was a really calm and easy newborn. My husband and I were so blown away by how hypnobirthing worked so successfully, that I studied to become a practitioner and life has taken a new and exciting path, teaching the course to expectant couples. We then fell pregnant again and my second son was born 8 weeks ago. The pregnancy was complicated by a rare blood incompatibility and I was watched really closely by a team of doctors, then labour was induced with a Synto drip, but once again drawing on my hypnobirthing skills helped me to give birth without any drugs, intervention or complications. Ive now experienced both an entirely natural labour and a medically manipulated one, the sensations were very different but both labours were incredible, both babies were born safely and easily.
The hypnosis is centered around eliminating fear, building positivity and well being, and trusting that you and your baby instinctively know how to do it. Good luck x

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