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Ashley’s Hypnobabies Hospital Birth, Quicker than expected!
“The nurses told me I made this look easy and they apologized for not rushing when we got there but I seemed so calm they assumed I was nowhere near pushing time. My birthing time began at 8am and our boy was born at 3:50pm, I never thought I could have such a fast birthing time. I also never thought I could be so comfortable and confident during my birthing time.”
Hypnobabies® – Natural Childbirth at its best!
My guess date was March 25th, but I woke up on March 17th at around 8am with very tiny pressure waves, they were not consistent at all, I was feeling maybe 2 every hour so I thought maybe I was in my early birthing time. My husband and I got up and decided to watch a movie together before our 4 year old son woke up for the day. With my first baby (he was not a hypno-baby) my birthing time lasted just over 24 hours so I did not feel like our little one would be arriving anytime soon.
While watching our movie, I had a few more waves and told my husband that we should maybe call my mother and figure out if she could watch our son just in case we had to leave for the hospital in the middle of the night. We called her and she said she could meet my husband halfway at around 4pm (she lives 40 minutes away from us) so we went on with our day, I listened to my birthing day affirmations and my deepening track which helped me relax and sent me off for a nice nap. I woke up and cleaned a bit, vacuumed the entire house as my husband did some work on the upstairs.
I found that with each pressure wave I felt very comfortable on my birthing ball, I was able to turn to off with each one and really relax. I would whisper to myself “open, soften, open” over and over again with each wave. They still never seemed to change so I just continued with what I had been doing. At around 2pm I felt a slightly stronger pressure wave and told my husband that we would have to call my mother and get my son to her before 4pm because I felt like I might be progressing faster than I thought I would. we called her and she said agreed to meet my husband in 20 minutes. My husband packed a bag for our son as I cuddled him up and told him that he was going to be a big brother very soon. (I really had no idea how soon it would actually be…) My husband made me promise that I would be okay for a while and I said “yes, I promise” and they were off. I decided that maybe I could get another nap in before he got home so I grabbed a pillow and blanket from my room and cuddled up on the couch with my Fear Clearing Track.
5 minutes into the track I felt a gush, my water broke, I ran to the bathroom and instantly felt the urge to push. (This is the part where I lost it a little.) I grabbed my phone during a pressure wave (not the smartest time to make a phone call by the way) and called my husband “Come home!” I yelled “The baby is coming, help!” He was very shocked and he kept asking what I meant because up until this point everything was very very calm. I wasn’t able to say much more than “HELP!” before he lost cell phone service and I was alone again. after hanging up the phone I was very calm again, I guess the only reason I was having a hard time was because I did not turn to off for that pressure wave, when it was over I gathered towels and got ready to welcome our baby at home. (this was not at all the plan but I somehow felt very confident in myself)
The next pressure wave came along and I felt the urge to push once again, my body did it all on its own, I felt the need to get into the water so I began filling the bathtub and got in as it filled up, My body pushed once more all on its own. My husband and son come busting through the bathroom door at this time and I have never ever ever been happier to see them. I told him I wasn’t making it to the hospital and he told me we could. So he helped me out of the bath, dressed me and somehow packed a hospital bag for us and the 3 of us were off.
With each pressure wave I felt the need to push but I did not want to have the baby in the car so I tried to not let it happen. I kept breathing out loudly with each wave “ahhhhh” which I think concerned my son, he was in the back seat saying “you’re okay mommy” and I just kept telling him “yes, I’m okay, I’m okay” we pull into the emergency room entrance and just leave our car there, we run in and there is a wheelchair sitting there so I sit down, put my son on my lap and my husband asks how to get to the L+D floor. they give us directions and my husband starts sprinting there as fast as he can while pushing my son and I in the wheelchair. at the time I was thinking we look absolutely crazy right now but I really wish I had a photo of this happening.
We get there and tell the woman at the desk that baby is coming now and I needed to get into the birthing tub. We get to the room and I keep saying the baby is coming and I need the tub filled (my husband called and requested this already but they said they never got the message.) The doctor said she wanted to check to see how I was progressing. They helped me on the bed and checked and the doctor looked terrified. ” Your baby is right there” she said “We don’t have time for the tub.” I told her that was okay and I got on my side and just began to push as they set everything up. my son sat in the wheelchair watching Netflix (thank god for Netflix) while his little brother was born. We were at the hospital for 10 minutes before our son was out. he came out sunny side up and screaming.
I only pushed 4 or 5 times and was never in any pain. I just felt pressure, everything happened so quickly that I was not able to listen to my tracks while pushing baby out but my husband was there helping me remain in hypnosis. He said he was amazed by how focused I was during everything. The nurses told me I made this look easy and they apologized for not rushing when we got there but I seemed so calm they assumed I was nowhere near pushing time. My birthing time began at 8am and our boy was born at 3:50pm, I never thought I could have such a fast birthing time. I also never thought I could be so comfortable and confident during my birthing time. I love Hypnobabies so much and I’m so happy I stumbled upon it just a few months ago.