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Christina’s Successful Hypnobabies Hospital Birth
“This time I was completely calm and excited, ready to take on the beautiful task of bringing my beautiful girl earth side. Once in the car, I started listening to my birthing affirmations on the way back to the hospital and was completely serene.”
Hypnobabies® – Natural Childbirth at its best!
First of all, I want to thank Kerry Tuschhoff for her wonderful Hypnobabies program. This home study class was truly a blessing and I am a firm believer I wouldn’t have made it through without it. So, let’s begin my story.
On Thursday, April 18, I started my early birthing waves (Hypnobabies word for contraction). When they started, I started listening to my Birthing Day Affirmations. I wasn’t sure if this was the real thing but I knew birthing affirmations would be a good start. I was having birthing waves consistently for 8 hours every 3-5 minutes and being this is my fourth pregnancy we decided to go to the hospital. This was at 3 am on Friday. I listened to my birthing affirmations the whole ride to the hospital.
Once we arrived I turned on my Easy First Stage track (Hypnobabies main birthing day track) which really helped me to stay calm and focused. I had some bleeding so they weren’t sure where it was coming from or why I was bleeding so this really helped me to stay positive and keep in my Bubble of Peace (Hypnobabies tool to keep negativity away) through all the test they would run. After 3 hours my birthing waves stopped and they sent me home. I went home and fell asleep listening once again to my affirmations.
Two hours later I got woken up by the phone and the doctor telling me to come back to the hospital because they needed to repeat the ultrasound. They thought my water had ruptured but the strip test was negative but during the first ultrasound they noticed my fluid had dropped significantly from the growth scan I had done before so they wanted to repeat the US again. Again, I listened to my affirmations and kept in my Bubble of Peace to remain focused on the positive.
We went back in and they ran more test and yet again sent me home. This was around 4:00 pm.
As soon as I got home my birthing waves began to pick up. (Dad said he thinks she just didn’t like mommy being at the hospital. The nurses were not very supportive.)
Around 7:30 pm while I was getting dinner out of the oven I had a rush of fluid and knew this was it. I immediately began listening to my Hypnobabies affirmations again while I finished dinner and got the kids ready to go to the grandparents. This is where I started to realize the work I put in with this hypno-study was working. With my last 2 children when my water broke I went into panic mode and feared the journey I was about to embark. This time I was completely calm and excited, ready to take on the beautiful task of bringing my beautiful girl earth side. Once in the car, I started listening to my birthing affirmations on the way back to the hospital and was completely serene.
Fast forward 12 hours later and when I got checked I was surprised that I had been at a 7. I even slept for a few hours while the whole time I was having birthing waves and didn’t even know it. (That made me think maybe I wasn’t, in fact, sleeping that whole time just in deep hypnosis.) Sixteen hours after my waters ruptured I began transformation (Hypnobabies word for transition).
Now let me tell you my birth team was definitely trying to work against me but with my Hypnobabies training, I was able to remain firm in my decisions while also remaining calm. My doctor was on vacation so I basically had a stranger who would be overseeing my birth. She didn’t believe in having birth preferences and made that very clear to me that it would be her way. I was able to stand my ground and I am so grateful for that (learned in Hypnobabies). She was even trying to fear monger me into getting an epidural telling me I couldn’t handle it and I just kept saying to myself “Peace, Peace, Peace (Hypnobabies cue for instant physical comfort).
After 18 hours of pressure waves FER (Fetal Ejection Reflex) kicked in (30 minutes after the doctor came in to tell me I wouldn’t progress without the epidural) and my body started pushing my baby earthside. The doctor came back in and my baby’s head was crowning. After ten minutes of pushing my baby was born and finally in my arms. Everyone was shocked that I ended up birthing naturally with only using my hypno-anesthesia. The whole birthing team was talking about how much control I had and how they rarely see anyone follow through with their natural birth wishes.
My husband who wasn’t a believer at first was praising Hypnobabies when it was all said and done. He said it even helped him to remain calm and present and he was just amazed at the success we had. He said he owes it all to Hypnobabies.
After she was born she had some breathing issues and was airlifted to another hospital with a level three NICU where we later found out she has GBS Sepsis. My Hypnobabies tools helped me remain calm through all of this and I wouldn’t have made it through as I did without it. Now we are home and settled and remain forever in our Bubble of Peace.
So again, I’m sorry for this long story but I wanted everyone to know (especially those that are contemplating taking the plunge and purchasing the Hypnobabies course) that the investment is so worth it!
Thank you Hypnobabies from the bottom of my heart. ❤️