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At first, Aubrey thought:
I read a lot about Bradley and Brio, looked into Lamaze and honestly didn’t give Hypnobabies a fighting chance at first. Why? Well, I thought it was super weird! I obviously didn’t know anything about the method and had some serious misconceptions about hypnosis. For me, the word “hypnosis” was synonymous with someone clucking like a chicken on a stage or something like that…
Then she asked other moms for their input, changed her mind, used Hypnobabies and…
So, my review is 5 stars!!! Seriously, Hypnobabies is wonderful and made my pregnancy so much more enjoyable. I was able to take some time every single day to relax and I felt so much more prepared for this birth. During labor Hypnobabies helped me remain calm and focused. I had a very speedy, relatively easy birth that was almost exactly how I had envisioned it.
If anyone ends up going the Hypnobabies route I would STRONGLY suggest purchasing the extra After Your Baby Comes track. As much as I loved using it during my pregnancy and during labor and delivery, I loved it even more afterward! I listened to this track every day for the first 6 weeks after Declan was born and still listen to it occasionally. It really helped me feel more rested and confident, helped me maintain a level mood through the postpartum hormone changes and just really helped my recovery overall. I loved my experience with Hypnobabies, would recommend it to anyone wanting an easier birth and will definitely use it with any subsequent pregnancies.
P.S. One of the suggestions Hypnobabies provides is that you visualize exactly how you want your birth to go. I wanted to have had a good amount of sleep, but still wanted to go into labor when it was dark and quiet and while Aaron was asleep, I also wanted to get to the hospital in time to deliver but I didn’t want to be there for very long when the baby came and I didn’t want to push for very long. All of these things happened!
Go over to Aubrey’s Blog to read the whole review! Her birth story is there too!