Lisa and I have just tried the relaxation CD we got at the HypnoBirthing class on Tuesday. It was very good, but I have to say that it's quite hard to drift off into a state of total relaxation when the person lying next to you starts snoring after five minutes. I found myself focusing less on the positive affirmations and calming visualisations, and more on the rasping noise to my left.
But still, Lisa seemed to find the process quite soothing. When it was all over, she asked me to get her a cup of tea and a ginger biscuit. I pointed out that the CD we'd just listened to contained the following affirmation:
"You also become aware of the need to put only nutritional foods and substances into your stomach, knowing that your baby receives and absorbs and grows in a healthy manner because of the effects of the healthy foods that you put into your stomach".
She shrugged and said "I think I slept through that bit".
But still, gingernuts are the least of my worries. With the amount of heartburn Lisa's been getting, I'm more concerned that the baby's going to come out addicted to Gaviscon.