2nd Time Hypno-Mom Rachel’s Whirlwind Hospital Birth
“I got off the wheelchair and my water broke on the floor. I assertively said to my husband and the woman working the front desk that my daughter was coming out NOW!”
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On June 8th around 12 o’clock, my two-year-old and I had just finished up a short walk around the neighborhood. After coming inside and making some lunch, I began feeling a few mild pressure waves (Hypnobabies term for contractions). I was 39+5. I had gone a few days over my guess date (Hypnobabies term for due date) with my first and was completely expecting the same this time around. I timed a few of the waves to see if they were consistent and they were about 14 minutes apart. Over the course of the afternoon, they continued but remained very manageable. I text my husband at work to tell him I believed I was in my early birthing time (Hypnobabies term for labor).
Throughout the evening they increased slightly and intensity but using my Peace cue (Hypnobabies cue for instant physical comfort), I remained very comfortable and was able to go to sleep. Around 12:30-1 am, I was awoken by increasingly intense pressure waves. I alternated between lying in bed and standing while swaying back and forth all while listening to my Hypnobabies tracks for an hour or so. Around 3:30 my waves increased in intensity, so I got into my large bathtub.
With my first, I had wanted to use a tub during my birthing time but didn’t get a chance because of a possible membrane rupture. I had high hopes for the relaxing comfort the warm water would bring but was quickly disappointed. I had trouble getting comfortable and staying in hypnosis while in the bath. I stayed in the tub until around 4 am when the waves intensified to where I felt like I wanted more mobility to remain in hypnosis through them.
After getting out of the bath, I now believe I was in transformation (Hypnobabies term for transition) because the waves came so frequently. I told my husband it was probably time to head to the hospital. The process of loading the car, my husband getting dressed, and me making my way downstairs to the garage took some time as I only felt comfortable walking in between waves. (Of note, I listened to my hypnosis tracks continuously and LOVED using my AirPods so that I could move about totally uninhibited.)
By the time we pulled into the hospital, it was 5:51. I was feeling a lot of pressure and quite pushy. I stopped on my way walking into the lobby to sway through a pressure wave and two ladies working the front desk came running out with a wheelchair. I refused to sit on the wheelchair due to feeling so much pressure, so I rode the wheelchair to L&D on my hands and knees. Once in the lobby of L&D, my husband was checking in with registration when I felt even more pressure. I got off the wheelchair and my water broke on the floor. I assertively said to my husband and the woman working the front desk that my daughter was coming out NOW. A flurry of staff from L&D rushed to my side, I hopped on another wheelchair (on hands and knees, of course) and was whisked to a birthing room. A nurse quickly checked me, and I was complete. This was at 6:05 am. At 6:09, my 2nd Hypno-baby was born. Only 18 minutes after pulling into the hospital parking lot.
My birthing experience was an intense whirlwind made all the more comfortable and manageable with Hypnobabies. After having two wonderful births with Hypnobabies, I will be singing its praises and telling anyone and everyone about the powerful program for years to come!