As a Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis Instructor, supporting families using Hypnobabies is my passion. Whether a family is attending the live class or using the home study, my goal is to help each family have the birth they desire. We recommend attending a live class if possible. But, not all families have this option, and thankfully we have the home study course to offer those families!
The live class and the home study are very similar. The live class covers a few extra topics (like breastfeeding and postpartum) but the bulk of the information and the hypnosis techniques are the same. I've attended some amazing births with couples using the home study. One even involved pitocin augmentation and the mom still said she felt only pressure, not pain! However, just like the live class, success with the home study involves a significant amount of time and effort.