Singapore Expats Forum

hypnobirthing - anyone tried it?

Do you have any pregnancy related queries to ask or share? Post them here.
smayrhofer
Regular
Regular
Posts: 142
Joined: Tue, 02 Dec 2008
Location: Singapore

hypnobirthing - anyone tried it?

Postby smayrhofer » Tue, 30 Dec 2008 5:42 pm

Hi All,

I'm pregnant with my first, and the doula I was speaking to before my doc appointment today mentioned hypnobirthing as an alternative to breathing techniques taught at prenatal classes such as those at M&C.

Have any of you tried hypnobirthing? Did it work for you? Would love to hear some feedback.

Thanks

dtk81
Member
Member
Posts: 23
Joined: Wed, 07 Jan 2009

Postby dtk81 » Thu, 08 Jan 2009 8:58 pm

breathing technique concept is rather a crazy one.. your body innately knows how to breath... just learn to listen to it. The public has been watching too much ER

I know of some hypnobirthing doula's if it you are interested

lia_27
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 7
Joined: Sat, 03 Jan 2009
Location: Tanglin/Napier Road

Postby lia_27 » Fri, 09 Jan 2009 7:07 am

Hi smayrhofer,

I'm also curious about Hynobirthing. I'm sorry I don't know much about it myself, but Parent Link has some good information on its site.
http://www.parentlink.org/pregnant_sing ... _hypno.htm

They also have a free talk in February called Intro to Hynobirthing. Its on Feb 25th. I signed up to go and I think I'll bring my husband. If you'd like to go, I'll be there. Here's the link to the free talks: http://www.parentlink.org/free_talks.htm

I think in one of your other posts you said you were about 20 weeks pregnant. I'm only 6, so if we both decide to do the class, I don't think we'll take the same class. But if you want to meet up for a coffee sometime, let me know: liatesta@yahooo.com

Good luck with everything,
Lia

batgirl_cdn
Regular
Regular
Posts: 143
Joined: Fri, 28 Dec 2007

Postby batgirl_cdn » Sat, 10 Jan 2009 12:24 am

I used hypnobirthing with my first baby and will absolutely use it again with my second.

While I wouldn't say that my birth was pain-free, it was absolutely manageable. Not once did I feel I needed to ask for an epidural. I worked alone with my techniques, but if you have a birth partner who will use techniques with you, they can help get you into a deeper relaxation that can probably make the pain disappear. My hubby took classes with me, but then never used any deepening techniques with me. (Actually, he read the paper and had a nap :)) He thought I was doing fine on my own, which I guess I was. Still, some people experience absolutely no discomfort at all using hypnobirthing, so it is possible!

Hypnobirthing techniques are all about teaching you to relax so that your body can do its work. Even women who have to have a c-section can use the techniques to remain relaxed before and after the surgery.

The breathing and visualization were essential in my birth, and I found the labouring experience peaceful and calm. For most of my labour (until I hit transition) I was almost sleeping, had my eyes closed and breathed and visualized (sometimes listening to my hypnobirthing scripts on mp3 player). After transition I still had my eyes closed and was peaceful, but I was making a growling noise during pushes. I didn't find pushing painful, it was just a very physical experience. One interesting thing about my birth using hypnobirthing was that my total labour was 12 hrs, yet I felt the whole thing only lasted about 5 hrs.

We never bothered with typical birth classes, spent the money on hypnobirthing classes instead and read our What to Expect When You're Expecting book to fill us in on the rest. It was money well spent.

Jess828
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 19
Joined: Wed, 28 Sep 2011
Location: Singapore

Postby Jess828 » Fri, 13 Jan 2012 10:42 am

Sounds like an interesting mix between hypnotism & giving birth...O_O A medieval method?

missyqiqi
Member
Member
Posts: 43
Joined: Tue, 18 Mar 2008
Location: Singapore

Re: hypnobirthing - anyone tried it?

Postby missyqiqi » Tue, 20 Dec 2016 10:02 am

wow. im very curious about this too! it sounds interesting, but at the same time i would be scared too. lol

missyqiqi
Member
Member
Posts: 43
Joined: Tue, 18 Mar 2008
Location: Singapore

Re:

Postby missyqiqi » Tue, 20 Dec 2016 10:06 am

batgirl_cdn wrote:I used hypnobirthing with my first baby and will absolutely use it again with my second.

While I wouldn't say that my birth was pain-free, it was absolutely manageable. Not once did I feel I needed to ask for an epidural. I worked alone with my techniques, but if you have a birth partner who will use techniques with you, they can help get you into a deeper relaxation that can probably make the pain disappear. My hubby took classes with me, but then never used any deepening techniques with me. (Actually, he read the paper and had a nap :)) He thought I was doing fine on my own, which I guess I was. Still, some people experience absolutely no discomfort at all using hypnobirthing, so it is possible!

Hypnobirthing techniques are all about teaching you to relax so that your body can do its work. Even women who have to have a c-section can use the techniques to remain relaxed before and after the surgery.

The breathing and visualization were essential in my birth, and I found the labouring experience peaceful and calm. For most of my labour (until I hit transition) I was almost sleeping, had my eyes closed and breathed and visualized (sometimes listening to my hypnobirthing scripts on mp3 player). After transition I still had my eyes closed and was peaceful, but I was making a growling noise during pushes. I didn't find pushing painful, it was just a very physical experience. One interesting thing about my birth using hypnobirthing was that my total labour was 12 hrs, yet I felt the whole thing only lasted about 5 hrs.

We never bothered with typical birth classes, spent the money on hypnobirthing classes instead and read our What to Expect When You're Expecting book to fill us in on the rest. It was money well spent.


would u be willing to share the techniques? i want to learn =D


  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Return to “Trying to Conceive & Pregnancy”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests