2nd Time Mom Angelina’s Hypnobabies Home Birth
My second hypno-baby arrived 40 weeks and 4 days on the full moon 8/15 weighing 8lbs 10oz at 1:15 AM (fun fact her older sister was 40.4 and 1:15 PM)
“I slowly made my way to our bed. And after 2 pushes her head was out. En caul!!! I always thought she would come en caul. Then after 2 more pushes, I birthed our daughter onto our bed and into my arms. Surrounded by my loving doula, midwives, and family.”
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I am incredibly in awe at the strength my body has! Waves (Hypnobabies word for contraction) started crashing Wednesday early morning around 4 AM every 20 minutes or so. Even though they were spaced out they were so strong. I threw on my Deepening Your Hypnosis track (Hypnobabies track to deepen the level of hypnosis) and tried to get some rest.
Baby girl was very understanding and waited. She knew how important it was for me to support my best friend at the funeral of her mommom that morning. After the funeral I was hit again with very strong waves, ones that were stopping me and I had to breathe through them. Around 8 PM I lost my mucus plug and waves were coming at 9 every 9.5-10 minutes apart. We were putting my daughter to bed and my husband was cleaning up the house and prepping for our homebirth.
I decided to jump in the shower. (Thank the universe for my husband and his amazingly hard work and our endless water heater) these waves were crashing in and I had to breathe through every single one. About an hour later waves jumped to 2-4 minutes apart. He called our doula to come and after another wave started to feel my body pushing. My husband called the midwife to come.
After a half hour we were filling up the tub and I was already starting to push. About 10 minutes later everyone arrived, dogs were in full barking mode and woke up my little doula in training (2.5-year-old) she was so sweet in holding my hand and rubbing it. She stayed quiet and observed she was so amazing. after pushing a while in the tub, we decided a position change would help the baby come down and I immediately felt tons of pressure. I slowly made my way to our bed. And after 2 pushes her head was out. En caul!!! I always thought she would come en caul. Then after 2 more pushes, I birthed our daughter onto our bed and into my arms. Surrounded by my loving doula, midwives, and family.
I am in complete shock with how different of an experience this was from my first Hypnobabies birth. From the start of birthing time (Hypnobabies word for labor) to baby in my arms was only 4 hours! the strongest and tightest pressure wave from my first was nowhere close to as strong and the weakest wave from my second birth. Our bodies are so amazing and I am so grateful we were able to have a wonderful fast homebirth.