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Crazy Fast, Intense Hypnobabies Birth with Amazing Outcome!
“During each intense wave I DID flow deeper into hypnosis and the track was AMAZING, giving me every cue as I needed to hear it. It helped me to take deep breaths and to relax. Helped me stay out of fear and focus on the miracle.”
Hypnobabies® – Natural Childbirth at its best!
📣edited to add that you CAN do this alone. I didn’t intend to, but that’s how it worked out! He helped me through maybe 30 min of it but I was solo the rest. You are STRONG ENOUGH📣
40 + 5 weeks. From 10-11 pm I listened to Hypnobabies tracks on my birth ball and when I stood up I felt a small gush of fluid. It was only about a tablespoon and when I wiped had a light pinkish tint. I also could tell my baby had dropped and was experiencing some mild uterine twinges. I told the husband that “tonight may be the night!”
Tried to sleep but couldn’t so I got in the bathtub from like 12-1 am and listened to Fear Clearing (Hypnobabies track to release fear) and Special Safe Place (Hypnobabies track that creates and takes you to a special place). As I got out and was prepping to go back to bed I had a couple mild early birth waves (Hypnobabies word for contractions). I called my Midwife to give her a heads up that tonight was probably the night. She said to just call her when they were steadily 5 min apart.
Around 1:30 they were a minute long and 6-8 min apart so I ate a chicken potpie and went back to bed and listened to Your Birthing Time Begins (Hypnobabies track – reminder of all the tools to use during birthing) and started Birthing day affirmations track. Let my husband sleep because I thought it would be hours still.
At 3 they became intense enough for me to need support so I woke up my husband and told him it was time. He said are you sure? I almost bit his head off when I said YES! Hahaha! He said well let’s time some more and they were 4 min apart! I got out of bed so he could put on the sheets and plastic for our homebirth and call the midwife.
I was backward leaning over the couch on my knees and elbows listening to Easy First Stage track (Hypnobabies main birthing time hypnosis track) for maybe 15-30 min then felt to urge to poop so I had hubs help me to the toilet. Almost immediately I knew he was in the birth canal and I needed hubs in front of me kneeling so I could lean on him during waves.
Guys, it was intense and in my back. My first thought during the very first “real” wave was I can’t do this, I’m going to the hospital for an epidural. And immediately a calm voice inside my head started telling me You can do this. Your body was created for this. The waves cannot be stronger than you because it IS you. And so many more things. [she was in “transformation” (transition) already]
During each intense wave, I DID flow deeper into hypnosis and the track was AMAZING, giving me every cue as I needed to hear it. It helped me to take deep breaths and to relax. Helped me stay out of fear and focus on the miracle. With every wave, I told myself to view it as sensations and hugs and my uterus doing its job bringing me my beautiful baby. I’m not gonna lie, it was hard to stay focused. It took willpower to let the calm voice be louder than the scared voice. But focusing on the hypnosis track without distractions WORKS.
So, back to the story. It’s about 4 am and I’m on the toilet, mucus plug hanging out. Hubs asks if this is really as far along as I’m making out to be, and once again escapes being murdered. I stick a finger up and feel my baby’s head! I am trying to NOT push and don’t start my pushing track because we are waiting for the midwife. But during some of my waves I can’t help it, my body is convulsively pushing. Husband and I put our heads together and say Peace (Hypnobabies cue for instant physical comfort) out loud together (most special husband moment there) he is whispering to me to go to my safe place. Well, the midwife arrives at 4:28 am, tells me it’s time to get off the toilet so I get on hands and knees in my bathroom. She said I am ok to push as long as I follow my instincts and breathe out.
Hubs tries to put on Pushing track but the phone is frozen so he chucks it across the room 🤣🤣 and starts reading birth affirmations I had posted on the wall. Midwife amazingly coaches me to stay calm and breath the baby out and not push too hard, etc. after a few minutes, she said his head was clear and hubs could come catch him. In one huge instinctual push, I pushed him out and let a guttural, primal moan of surprise And effort. It was beautiful! The whole thing was perfect!
And my Peace hypnosis technique has helped me with the placenta, cramping, and pooping ever since 🙂