thread: Calmbirth v Hyponobirth

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    Mar 2008
    In the darkroom

    Calmbirth v Hyponobirth

    Would love to hear everyone's experiences or if anyone has tried both and has a preference!

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    Its the same thing - Calmbirth has been adapted to Australia though. The midwife who bought Calmbirth to Australia was once working for Hypnobirth and they didn't want to do an Aussie version... so he did Great course and there are some great teachers in Australia.
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    Nov 2009
    Scottish expat living in Geelong

    What Kelly said

    I personally prefer the calmbirth approach as it has less emphasis on painless birth, and more on staying calm an in control. The end result is the same but the concept is easier to deal with in calmbirthing. However when it came to labour I liked the CD's that came with hypnobirthing, but maybe that was just because I did it with my first so there was the familiarity aspect of it when labouring with subsequent children.