Post # 1
Hi Hive! I am looking for some honest reviews of birthing methods. I will be 23 weeks pregnant on Friday and want to make the best decision to prepare myself (and very importantly, my husband) for labor and delivery.
My hospital offers serveral classes, but I am curious, anyone try the Bradly method? hypnobirthing? I’m also considering a 6 week class offered by a doula in town. I’m open to suggestions! help!
Post # 3
We didn’t do any classes focused on a particular birthing method but we did take a one day course called Prepared Childbirth that had a focus on unmedicated labor and delivery. It was plenty for us as it gave us some different techniques to try but wasn’t focused on a particular method.
Post # 4
I read the Bradley Method book & used that with DS. Since the classes are like 8 wks or something like that I found out about it too late. I would’ve loved to take the program but even with just the book & practicing by myself it was VERY effective.
This go round my midwife has some Hypnobirthing tapes so I’m gonna use those. I have a friend that did Hypnobirthing with both of her homebirths & she loved it. 🙂
Post # 5
I had a Bradley Birth and I LOVED it. It is a 12 week class, but it really informs the students about what is going to happen, how to deal with it, and helps the coach. I’m not saying my birth was easy by any means, but having a Bradley Birth with Wombat really empowered me and, after I was holding her, it was just magical. Attempting a Bradley Birth with Moose really bonded my husband and I and it helped us deal with our loss. Honestly, I can’t say enough good things about it. Because I loved it so much, I’m actually going to become a Bradley instructor next year. Oh, and Bradley has the highest natural rate of any teaching method.
We also took the hospital class when I was pregnant with Moose. It was a complete waste and did not prepare us for anything. It was just teaching how they were going to medicate the moms and everything natural was a bunch of crap.
If you have any questions about my Bradley Birth, let me know. I love talking about it.
Post # 6
@TheFutureMcBride: I am so proud of you for following up on becoming a Bradley instructor! Seriously, it’s so cool! 🙂
OP – I believe Mrs. Tiramisu had a hypnobirth. Her blog is http://www.ohapostrophe.blogspot.com. If you go back a ways, she wrote a beautiful birth story when she had her son.
Post # 7
We went with the Bradley classes and had a fantastic natural homebirth!