I don't normally post here but thought I would share my Hypnobirthing class experience:
This weekend was our Hypnobirthing class. We chose to do the 10 hour class in one weekend rather than the 5 week class.
It was very relaxation intensive. We learned the different techniques to put yourself into deep relaxation for the different stages of labor. The instructor also included the SO's in the process by teaching them how to assist and be the best birth companion they can be. It is about letting go of fears to accomplish a satisfying birth free of "pain" and breathing your baby out. We watched many videos of births using the method and it was amazing. None of the women were screaming, writhing in pain, or miserable. Not to say it is free from discomfort, but it eliminates the Fear-Tension-Pain Syndrome.
She hypnotized us a few times (basically just really deep relaxation) and it was incredible. Each time she would go deeper and deeper and the last time I literally felt paralyzed and euphoric. DH even let go enough to allow himself to be "hypnotized", and he is now completely supportive of the process. I am so excited to do my 10 minutes of practice each day, and the exercises DH and I will do together in preparation, and am confident and not at all fearful of birth. I am actually excited for the experience.I know this method isn't for everyone but if anyone has any questions about the class you can ask or send me a PM.