I was excited to see Hypnobabies talked about on National TV. I wish they had time to share some more information. I actually have met that couple at one of my monthly Hypnobabies Open House I co-host with other Hypnobabies Doulas. They shared their beautiful birth story and slide show.
I was disappointed to see the OB use fear tactics to scare the couple trying to get information about homebirth. The OB quoted a statistic which I have never heard before and I find hard to believe it is true. That Shoulder Distocia occurs in 10-15% of births. That is absurd to me. It was full of a lot of scary things and a clip or two of positive things. Also the one negative birth center birth they shared was sad, but the outcome wouldn’t have been different if in the hospital, as they didn’t realize the baby had kidney problems until after the baby was born. So she would have had a vaginal birth in a hospital as well.
I don’t know, I feel mixed about it. I hope that more moms will learn about the option of Hypnobabies for birth and I hope moms who are thinking about homebirth will gather more information before making a decision for their family.