Emily’s Hypnobabies Hospital Induction
Thank you Hypnobabies!
“I pushed for five minutes, maybe five minutes. Then she was in my arms… Pain med free, clear-headed and overwhelmed by the power in the female body.”
Hypnobabies® – Natural Childbirth at its best!
Although I did choose to be induced at my doctor’s urging, this birthing experience was the opposite of my first in every other way.
One week ago, today, I started Pitocin at 9 am with my husband, doula and Hypnobabies tracks. At noon I declined to have my water broken, (I was at a 2-3 dilation and 90% effaced). I ate lunch and took a nap instead.
Stuff got real around 5:50 pm when it dawned on me my doctor would be back and talk of epidural and breaking water would start again.
The whole day had been relatively relaxing. I listened to my birthing day tracks (like Easy First Stage and Birthing Day Affirmations), made light talk with folks and found my waves (Hypnobabies word for contraction) to be interestingly no big deal at all. My husband kept commenting that this was very different than the first time.
I agreed to the epidural at 6:30 pm and I was getting prepped when my body took over. Trippy thing. One makes primal sounds. So much pressure!
I pushed for five minutes, maybe five minutes. Then she was in my arms… Pain med free, clear-headed and overwhelmed by the power in the female body.