2nd Time Mom Steph’s Very Fast Hypnobabies Home Birth

Hypno-mom Steph laying in bed with newborn baby and son.

2nd Time Mom Steph’s Very Fast Hypnobabies Home Birth

“Suddenly, POP, my water broke and the intensity exploded! Called the midwife, called the doula- told them to ‘come quick- hurry up!’ … I was feeling pushy.”

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I’m thrilled to share our birth story and the role Hypnobabies played in it- Baby Wally was born Sunday, Sept 15th.

This was my second birth, and first hypno-baby birth. For context, my first birth was a successful “natural” home birth, but I had chosen to induce via castor oil/midwife cocktail at 42+3 and from there on, multiple midwife interventions were used to keep the waves (Hypnobabies word for contractions) strong and get baby out. So- coming into this pregnancy, the primary fears that I needed to clear were: 1) Could my body go into spontaneous birthing time (Hypnobabies word for labor) by itself? And 2) Could I maintain the momentum of the waves and push baby out on my own? You be the judge 🙂

With 42 weeks quickly looming, I decided to use the Come Out Baby track (Hypnobabies track to encourage baby to be born) at 41 weeks+3 – I listened to it twice on Friday. Saturday was a busy day with the family but dedicated myself to the Visualizing my Birth track (Hypnobabies track that creates a visualization of birthing time) that evening. I was feeling the slightest crampiness, and while watching a bit of TV before bed, felt lots of downward pressure on my cervix- Baby was descending! I had a good sleep Saturday night with just some mild crampiness, that barely disturbed my sleep. Woke up a bit crampier in the AM and decided to listen to Come Out Baby again- I felt like it was the start of my time. That morning there were a few mild waves, but irregular, and so I decided I felt up a nice forest walk with my toddler and some friends by the beach.

I returned home for a hearty lunch prepared by hubby- and listened to Birthing Time Affirmations while we ate. Around 1:30 pm, I felt the need to focus and wanted some quiet to relax through the increasingly strong waves. I sent hubby to the grocery store with my son to get some last-minute missing necessities. He agreed, seeing that I was so relaxed, and he had only noticed me breathe through one wave or so, and all seemed under control. I lay down in bed (my Special Safe Space) to listen to “Deepening Your Hypnosis” (Hypnobabies track that deepens the level of hypnosis). I only got halfway through the track and decided to call my Doula. I asked her to make her way in the next hour or so- “things are ramping up, but no rush” … I switched to Easy first Stage (Hypnobabies main birthing day track) and stayed fully OFF- I just couldn’t move…and before getting more than halfway through the track-

Suddenly, POP, my water broke and the intensity exploded! Called the midwife, called the doula- told them to “come quick- hurry up!” … I was feeling pushy. I couldn’t get the hypno-tracks back on- but stayed in OFF-I couldn’t do anything else really- just had to let the huge waves crash over me. My husband was back in the car on his way and called to check on me- thank goodness. He raced home from the grocery store (at least a few red lights were run…) as I roared over speakerphone. Baby was coming with such force, but I just needed to have my husband there.

He ran in, groceries still in the trunk- He could see that I was ready to push the baby out- and immediately got the midwife on the phone. He ripped my pants off to find baby’s head crowning! In 3 more pushes, baby was fully born at 3:15 pm, caught by dad! Midwife and doula arrived 10 minutes later, in time to check that everyone was healthy and safe and to receive the placenta. With only 6 or so giant waves over the 25 minutes after my water broke, I never did get to play the “Pushing Baby Out” track.

We are so proud of how the birth happened- so empowering- and it has been such an amazing experience to share with my partner. We are still processing how it all went down. Interestingly- it isn’t how I visualized (a comfortable, calm water birth in a pool in the dining room with all our support team)- but it was fast, easy and took place in my Special, Safe Place- my bed with my husband. Another added benefit is that the physical recovery has been so much easier. This birth healed the fears and insecurities I had after my first birth- and I am so grateful!