During my pregnancy, I decided to study Hypnobabies self-hypnosis for comfort during labor. While I wasn’t intent upon going without an epidural, I knew that sometimes things don’t always go as planned and wanted to make sure I had some way of coping before I could get an epidural or if one wasn’t available for whatever reason. I chronicled my experience with the online self-study course, as well as described how I used the techniques during Elliot’s birth:

Elliot’s Birth Story

Maintenance Check-In

Week Six Recap

Week Five Recap

Week Four Recap

Week Three Recap

Week Two Recap

Week One Recap

Starting the Program