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Debbie’s Experience with Hypnobabies

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I 1st read Hypnobirthing, then came across Hypnobabies.  I found Hypnobabies was much more in depth, so my husband and I took the Hypnobabies class AND we had a Hypnodoula (our class instructor).

Our birth (1st baby) could NOT have been any better!  I found the Affirmations cd to be wonderful in erasing ALL FEAR, I would listen to that cd ever day to/from work.  Having a doula was a great help to us especially being our 1st birth experience and not know exactly what to expect.

I went into labor at 35 wks, went to the hospital bcs I just felt really horrible and everything ached badly…..  Come to find out I was having contractions, so I got an iv, later a shot to stop labor.  I was 3 cm & 80-90% effaced for the next 3 wks.

At 38 wks, my Dr. asked if I wanted her to “strip my membranes” (allows the bag of water to put more pressure on the cervix). After some questions I decided to go for it….. 3 days later Owen was born 🙂

I started having stronger pressure waves around 9pm…..waited until 11pm to tell my husband (since I had PW’s for over 3 wks…)  Then he timed, they would go from 5 min apart to 1 to 7 etc.  Never established a “pattern”.  Around 1am I started bleeding so I called our doula, she said that was normal/ok.  So I stayed at home a few more hours.  We went to the hospital at 3:15 am – I was 6 cm.  After admission/1,000 questions we were checked into our room around 5:15 am.

I put on my ipod/headphones and was able to really “zone out” very well with the support of my husband/brother & doula.  They were a great SUPPORT.  The lights stayed off, the nurses never bothered me, they would quietly enter the room and quietly leave.  It was SO PEACEFUL !

The next thing I remember was my Dr. saying “OK you are at 10, you can push when YOU are ready”.  I pushed for only 10-15 minutes!  Owen was born 6-30-08 at 7:53 am, 7 lbs 10 oz.  It was the best experience of my life.  Total labor was 9 hours for our 1st child!  The hospital staff was great & so supportive of our wishes to have no interventions.

I had to have 3 stitches, as soon as that was done, the nurse cleaned me up and I was up going to the restroom.  I felt WONDERFUL.  I’m ready for Hypnobaby #2 but DH isn’t quite there yet.

Anyway – we absolutely LOVED Hypnobabies – the class, our instructor, the CD’s the other couples we met in class and online……fantastic experience.

Owen is so happy and peaceful.
Debbie, Jeff & Owen – now 6 months old 🙂

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  • I think that’s the one “down side” if you could even call it that.. to having a Hypnobabies Birth.

    typical, painful, non-hypnobabies births make you think twice about having another baby until you’re ready.

    Hypnobabies, at least I can say this for myself, I could have done it again that next week!! and the week after that, and the week after that. I honestly felt great!

    I’m ready for another baby NOW… but hubby would like to wait as well. ::sigh::

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