Friday, May 14, 2010

The Bean Birth Plan: Part 2

...continued from other post.

Perhaps it's my inner hippie, but all this serenity, daydreaming, natural, and relaxing stuff sounds just like what I want. Yes,please! It got my attention and so this past weekend the hubby and I picked up the Hypnobirthing book at our local bookstore in order to get a grasp of how it works. I read it throughout that first evening and the next morning. It was really very interesting. The book starts with a look at the history of women's laboring experiences, moves into the physiology of labor (how your body is actually reacting to labor, the stages....etc.), provides the method, and ends with information on the months after baby arrives. Those are definitely not the only topics focused on, but more of a gist. 

After reading the book and discussing it with the hubby, we are convinced this is for us. The hubby and I will be going through the training for hypnobirthing with a doula in the City. The hubby gets to learn the methods as well- he'll be my partner in crime. Our thinking right now is that it'll be one more strategy to work with as we await meeting (I labor and deliver) our baby girl. Even if I decide to get drugs and feel the hypnobirthing strategies are not working for me, we at least tried it. It can't hurt. I am excitedly anticipating our classes next month. I'll be sure to write about how it goes. 


Maggie said...

I think it sounds really nice and I really hope it works for you. I think the best thing to keep in mind about a birth plan is that it needs to be flexible because births don't always go according to plan! C-sections or inductions or whatevers come up so you have to be able to roll with the hand you're dealt. I can't wait to hear more about your classes and what you learn!

Amber said...

Sounds very peaceful - I hope it works!!

Stephanie said...

Sounds like a very interesting strategy. I hope it goes well too. I agree with Maggie that you should keep an open mind because things do not always go as planned. But I'm sure you know that! Good luck!