Bailey Gaddis’s Hypnobirthing Hospital Birth
Bailey is a mother, writer, Certified Hypnotherapist, HypnoBirthing Practitioner, Birth Doula, and Amateur Smoothie Chef. She enjoys digging in the dirt with her son and attempting to capture his 2-year-old wisdom in written word. She’s currently working on a book Feng Shui Mommy: A Holistic Guide to Staying Balanced Before, During, and After Childbirth. You can find Bailey at Your Serene Life, on her blog Feng Shui Mommy, and @FengShuiMommy on Facebook and Twitter.
Bailey’s birth took place in a hospital and she prepared for the birth with Hypnobirthing. She ended up uses the same visualization throughout the entire birth and sitting completely still and cross legged in the hospital bed which really surprised her since she’d imagined she’d be moving around a lot during labor.
Hypnobirthing vs Hyonobabies
Bailey is a hypnobirthing instructor and shared a little bit more about the main differences between hypnobabies and hypnobirthing.
What is the difference between HypnoBirthing and Hypnobabies?
This is a common question I’m asked by many clients, and one that I answer to the best of my ability. HypnoBirthing is the childbirth preparation method that has worked wonderfully for me both personally and professionally, and is the method I’m most familiar with. I’ve also heard positive thoughts about the Hypnobabies program, which to the best of my knowledge, was primarily a home study program until recently.
Hypnobabies was started by a past HypnoBirthing practitioner who wanted to create a program that best suited what she saw a need for in the lives of her clients. HypnoBirthing has been evolving for over 25 years to meet the needs of families who desire an empowered, calm, and comfortable birthing experience. Both modalities rely heavily on hypnosis and guided meditation. In addition, clients learn about the common phases of birth, breathing techniques, relaxation strategies, visualization, meditative practices, nutrition, and birth positioning. Each modality has different emphasis in various areas, but the pith of each is helping families achieve healthy and happy births.
It is my opinion that each family should do research on every childbirth preparation method that interests them, and choose the program that intuitively feels right to them.