Editor's Note from Anne: Hearing Michele tell me this story was one of the main reasons I became a Hypnobabies Instructor!
Elena’s Birth Story
We loved the Hypnobabies program and will do it again if we have another baby. Besides doing a ton of reading on my own (Ina May Gaskin, etc.) and going to a few Childbirth Collective classes, the Hypnobabies program was the only childbirth education that we did. I ordered the home-based program because we were looking to save money (to pay for our doula and placenta encapsulation) and I knew I had enough discipline to do it on my own. Although I did miss a few times, I very consistently did the hypnosis tracks every day and the affirmations CD at least once a day, sometimes twice. I usually listened to the affirmations on my bus commute to work, which put me in a good mood and set the tone for the day. The affirmations CD really was my favorite and I think made the most difference for my birth. I was confident in my birthing ability and truly believed birth could be easy and awesome.