(Closed) Hypnobirth versus Bradley Method

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

After doing my own research I decided to go with the Bradley method. My husband is a strong calming force for me, so this is why I chose this. I want to put him in charge and just concentrate on giving birth.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

We did the Bradley class with the first one.  I guess just knowing myself, I felt like I’d be able to buy into it more than hypnobirthing. 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I feel like a bad soon to be momma.  What the heck are the differences?

I need to pick whatever one doesn’t have Darling Husband too involved.  He has already said he doesn’t want to see what is going on down there.  We are very private so I am ok with him staying on the uppper portion of the bed with me.  I have a feeling however, that once we are in that situation and we are so excited to see our little one he will feel different about it.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper

I did the Bradley method and can honestly say it didn’t really matter.. I am sure it has helped others.. but I had a really easy simple birth.. (like 2 pushes). The months of classes and practices or whatnot all went to naught. 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@panterapeach:  Bradley would really help him feel more comfortable in my opinion because it teaches both of you what is going on during labor and delivery. Bradley is called Husband/Partner Coached Childbirth and has the best rates of non-medicated birth.

 @abbyful:  We did Bradley classes and loved it. In fact, we didn’t finish them when I had Moose, so we took the course again with Wombat. With Wombat I did have a Bradley birth. It was amazing to the point I can actually say I loved my birth. It was hard, but compared to the medicated birth of Moose, it was better because I can remember everything, didn’t fall asleep, and the meds did nothing for the pain. They just made me sleepy so that I awoke when I was in pain. To pick which was best for us, I read and talked with my husband.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@MrsNeutrino:  Lucky! My labor lasted 36 hours and I pushed for a long time until I stopped my whimpy pushes and got to work.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I bought both the Bradley book and Hypnobirthing book first to see what we’d go with. We ended up deciding not to do classes like this because of our schedules.

I would say that if your Darling Husband is the type to be very involved then Bradley would be the way to go because it’s husband coached. If you’re the type of person who when in pain needs to sort of “go inside your mind” than I’d say Hypnobirthing. While I haven’t taken either classes so I can’t really speak about that aspect, from the book alone I wasn’t that into Bradley because there was a lot of laying down–but my husband and I did learn some things that we will add to our labor toolbag.

Ultimately I decided on Hypnobabies Self-Study because that fit my lifestyle better and I’ve heard so many great things about it. I’m 32 weeks and have been doing the program for about 7 weeks now.

 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

@panterapeach:  these aren’t the only two options for childbirth! 🙂  they are options for a more natural birth (others -is this right?)

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

@panterapeach:  Tha main difference is that the Bradley method is touted as “husband-coached” childbirth, meaning your partner plays a very active role in preparation and labor/delivery; your partner basically directs your birth.  Hypnobirthing uses hypnosis techniques and less reliance on an outside support person.  Hypnobirthing is all about retraining your mind, while Bradley is all about training your body.

OP – I think it just depends on what type of person you are and how you personally handle challenges.  Although Bradley is the most successful natural birthing method (I think the success rating is around 90%), I think some people just respond to it better than others.  I believe Mrs. Tiramisu (http://www.ohapostrophe.blogspot.com) had a hypnobirth, and if you haven’t read her birth story, I really recommend it.  Also, our own TheFutureMcBride had an amazing Bradley birth with Wombat, and I’d also suggest reading her birth story.  Maybe seeing the differences firsthand will help you make up your mind!

ETA:  I was thinking of you, @TheFutureMcBride:!

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

@TheFutureMcBride:  I love hearing about it.  🙂  You and McGroom are such an inspiration to me!

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