The top 10: Reasons Why I Moderate the Hypnobabies Yahoo Group

Here I am on vacation, checking e-mails and blogging.  I am the Hypnobabies Yahoo Group Moderator.  It probably takes me about 1 hour a day on average to be in charge of that group.  Well maybe 5 hours a week, there are not as many messages on the weekend.  I do not get paid for doing it, I volunteered to do it and I LOVE it. 

Why?  My husband wonders this a lot… here is my answer.

10.  I loved the group before I was an instructor, when I was a Hypnobabies Student myself.  It was empowering to find a group of women who didn’t say, “Why don’t you just get the epidural?”   There were other women out there who understood my desire for an un-medicated birth and encourage me to go for it!

9.  I love getting to know moms all over the world.  We have moms from USA, Europe, Australia, South America, Canada, New Zealand, and some cool islands like Tahiti.

8.  I love that this group of women for the most part are really supportive and kind and loving to each other.  Maybe once a year things get a little heated, but it is quickly and easily tamed.

7.  I love that these women believe in and TRUST birth.  They  also believe that birth can be COMFORTABLE and ENJOYABLE!

6.  I love that I have made a lot of online friends and even some IRL friends.  It is so fun to see moms on the group who I knew a from a few years ago, rejoin the group because they are expecting again and are using Hypnobabies again!

5.  I love answering these moms questions about Hypnobabies and normal birth stuff.

4.  I love that answering these questions helps me be a better instructor for my live Hypnobabies Classes.

3.  I love that I can help hundreds of women have better, more enjoyable births, rather than just 5 women at a time.  (5 is the limit on my live class size.)

2.  I love when these moms thank me for my help after their babies are born.  (My love language is words of affirmation)

and the number 1 reason is 

I love all the birth stories that the moms share.  I started my positive birth story website before I became a Hypnobabies Instructor, so the world could read all these wonderful, inspiring birth stories. 

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4 Comments on “The top 10: Reasons Why I Moderate the Hypnobabies Yahoo Group

  1. Pingback: Educated and Empowered « Hypnobabies Blog

  2. Hi,

    i have just discovered the Hypnobabies website through a message board on babycentre.com and wondered if there is any way to attend Hypnobabies classes or obtain material in New Zealand?

    I am VERY interested in learning more about this and would love to hear from anyone who can assist.

    I am 12 weeks pregnant with our first child.

    Thank you

    Vanessa

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    Melanie Reply:

    Hey did you find a hypnobabies course in the end? I can only see the classes are in Auckland and I’m in Northland and they are sooooooo expensive. same with the home courses. I know this is an old post but do you still have your course if you got one? and would be be keen to sell it to me? It’s the shipping that makes it extra expensive for me! I’m 27 weeks with number 2. Any help would be much appreciated !! :)
    Thanks
    Mel

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  3. The Hypnobabies Home Study Course is the best bet for international moms. Feel free to e-mail me at sheridan at enjoybirth dot com for more information.

    You can also join the Hypnobabies Yahoo Group (please be sure to send an introduction to be approved)

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