I had just popped into this section to ask the exact same question. I am also having trouble (in a way) justifying the cost - although after a traumatic 1st labour and birth, I spend a lot more on counselling sessions to help repair some of the damage that had been done.
+ Reply to Thread
Results 11 to 20 of 22
10-10-2011 19:05 #11
10-10-2011 19:15 #12Senior Member
- Join Date
- Jun 2009
To those that used books and CD's can you tell me what they are??
01-11-2011 22:08 #13
So I'm doing everything I can to arm myself with coping techniques... I ummed and arred for ages about the cost and finally decided to book in! I start in a couple of weeks
Am really hoping it's worth the money!
15-12-2011 07:34 #14
15-12-2011 07:43 #15
I did just the book with DD. I wanted to do classes but it's just not possible with a pre-schooler and working full time. I found the hypnobirthing book very useful and the biggest thing I got from it was to not be afraid of labour as you will start a fear-pain-more fear-more pain vicious cycle. By the time labour came I was so ready and excited about it. I also did other things to help me prepare for an intervention free, calm birth which is what I got
16-12-2011 09:10 #16
I've got my 4th (of 5) classes this morning!! I'm LOVING them and can really see the value in the cost now. We have an 18mo and the instructor comes to our home, during DS' nap time, which is super convenient.
I'm reading the Mongan book at the same time (supplied by instructor) and it's awesome- DH and I practice the 'Readings' every second night.
I think the classes are great because DH is being programmed too, rather than me just reading the book and telling him what to do, because the partner is really a massive part of the process and keeping you grounded during labour.
And he's completely morphed in to a walking hypnobirthing advertisment, haha. He'll tell anyone who'll listen about it all
It's taken all of our fear that was created after DS' birth away and I'm totally ready and excited about this birth. Bring on February!!
16-12-2011 12:18 #17Senior Member
- Join Date
- Jul 2011
18-12-2011 18:17 #18
Just in regards to the cost of it- I worked out that without even considering the value of the folder with affirmations and readings, the hypnobirthing book, DVD's and the instructors travel- that she is walking away with about $20-$25/hr for the time she spends with us..... BARGAIN!
You don't get much for that these days
And I also organised being able to pay in a couple of installments, which made it a little less painful, haha.
03-01-2012 13:36 #19
What about home study? I found hypnobabies home study course online and it’s much cheaper than going to the actual course. Just trying to understand that I don’t HAVE to go to a course. I can’t afford one and worry I won’t use the techniques from the books as effectively without going to one… (are they really THAT different-the course and the book?) I have Mongan method book and CDs and hypnobabies audio course…
The Following User Says Thank You to Missbehaving For This Useful Post:
04-01-2012 09:02 #20Junior Member
- Join Date
- Nov 2010
- Northern Victoria
Thanks for all your thoughts ladies . We went ahead and booked in for a course: our first session is in less than a week! Yay! I did go and get the Mongan book, one that came with cd's, to give it a go first, before I decided to go for the class. I just found that with myself, especially with pregnant brain, that I couldn't get my head around the book enough, it's like I needed something to supplement it if I were to put it into practice. I'm normally good with devouring books, but in this case I just couldn't manage it . And, as has been mentioned, it will be good for hubby to be involved. He was all for the classes, more than I was lol . I did find the book helpful, (as was Ina May Gaskin's book, just generally). Just because of some stuff that happened previously, I'm rather nervous about this pregnancy/labour, so I also think I need all the help I can get .
By Busy Bee in forum Natural BirthReplies: 4Last Post: 12-03-2012, 21:28
By Moomalicious in forum Natural BirthReplies: 2Last Post: 21-02-2012, 15:11
By Hootenanny in forum Social IssuesReplies: 17Last Post: 27-01-2012, 07:23
Little Kickers NSWLittle Kickers was launched in 2002 in the UK and arrived Down Under in 2009. Our motto is “Play not Push” and we ...
LATEST7 ways to break the ‘mumnotony’ at homeGuide to government family benefit payments36 tips for long-haul flights with babies and children
POPULARWhen can I start giving chores to my children?New baby nursery checklist – a guide to newborn essentialsWhat to pack for labour and hospital – a checklist
FORUMS - chatting now ...
Has anybody's family member or friend set up as a registered carer?Childcare Options
any one else get a bfp after laparoscopy?Endometriosis Chat
2x weddings - how to hide pregnancy?!First Trimester Chat
The Not So Serious Vent Thread #7General Chat
How long would you leave your 8 (almost 9) year old at home alone?General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
April/May TTC group chatConception & Fertility General Chat
IVF babies due Sep/Oct/Nov 2017pregnancy and babies through IVF