Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Hypnobirth - February 15, 2007

Well, some of you will definitely think I've gone off the deep end this time, but what the heck, I'll blog about it anyway.
I've just ordered the homestudy course from HypnoBabies, so I can do self-hypnosis during labor. It's a 5 week course where you listen to hypnosis CDs, read some materials, and work in a workbook. During labor (aka "birthing time" in HB-speak) you listen to a special hypnosis CD, and all the post-hypnotic suggestions you learned earlier and used to relax you. At best, the mom feels only pressure during labor and birth, at worst you have some really great relaxation techniques to use.
I think I can do this since I was able to relax though 10 hours of pitocin induced contractions during Elijah's birth. It was only when there was no longer a break between the contractions (and the doc broke my water), that I requested an epidural. Without the induction, I'm pretty sure I could have gone the distance on my own!
So, there you have it. That's what I'm excited about these days :)
Now to decide whether or not to have a "recreational" ultrasound to find out Lockie's gender... I only have a couple of weeks to decide.