Empowering Home Hypnobabies Waterbirth of Lily
“I took a bit of a nap, then I kept the Easy First Stage track (Hypnobabies main birthing day track) on repeat through the morning on my headphones, and mostly stayed in Center (Hypnobabies tool for being in hypnosis with eyes open and moving around) while I played with my daughter.”
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My sweet hypno-baby was born last Saturday, June 1! The birth was everything I could have hoped for and more. The whole day was so perfect, and our 2 ½-year-old daughter was able to attend our home birth as well.
The earliest waves (Hypnobabies word for contractions) started around 3:30 AM, so I got up to take a quick shower. After that, I listened to Birthing Affirmations and Deepening Your Hypnosis (Hypnobabies track for deepening level of hypnosis). The Peace cue (Hypnobabies tool for instant physical comfort) worked so amazingly, it made the waves feel like nothing.
I took a bit of a nap, then I kept the Easy First Stage track (Hypnobabies main birthing day track) on repeat through the morning on my headphones and mostly stayed in Center (Hypnobabies tool for being in hypnosis with eyes open and moving around) while I played with my daughter. Each time I had a wave, I would turn my switch to Off (Hypnobabies tool for being deeply in hypnosis), and after each wave, I smiled. I was so excited!
I was trying to relax as much as possible in early birth time to conserve energy. Around 2:00 my midwife came over as the waves were getting more intense (But still totally manageable). I was still using my peace cue. After she got there, I got in the birth pool and started playing my tracks out loud. My husband poured water on my back with each wave. Around 3:00 I started feeling slightly nauseous and knew I was in transformation (Hypnobabies word for transition).
As the waves got stronger, I would go to my special safe place and talk to my daughter. I told her she was doing a great job and that she would get to meet her sister and dad soon. Around 3:45 my body started pushing, so my husband asked the midwife and birth team to come in the room. It was amazing how primal it felt, with my body automatically pushing.
Finally, at 4:04 our sweet Lily came into the world! It was by far the most beautiful empowering thing I’ve ever done! My first daughter was born in the hospital with an epidural before I knew about Hypnobabies, and this experience was so completely different and peaceful all thanks to Hypnobabies!