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I’ve been trying to think of how to explain my experience, but there really aren’t logical words to describe it all. This was my 5th child-birth and was BY FAR the best one.
I was well trained in un-medicated child-birth through two other methods and had 3 un-medicated births before Hypnobabies.
The whole Hypnobabies class helped my mental state and prepared me for my birthing time. I faithfully listened to my cd’s and I really embraced the affirmations for pregnancy and birthingtime.
When my birthing time started, I put in my birthing day affirmations cd and then my other cd for birthing time. The pressure waves were so managable that I wondered if I would know when to go to the hospital. I had to time them and was surprised when they were 5 minutes apart.
When we got to the hospital, I had my affirmation cd on and when the nurse checked my dialation, she had to get another nurse to confirm what she found. I was between an 8 and 9 centimeters dialated when I arrived and was completely relaxed during each pressure wave. I felt a lot of pressure, but NO PAIN.
I had been concerned about the pushing time because even though I’d had 3 un-medicated births before, I had always struggled to push my babies out. There was always a lot of coaching from the Dr. and nurses and it always had felt so frantic and long before. I listened to the cd’s that said that birthing my baby was easy and that I deserved a quick, easy birthing time.
Soon after I got to the hospital, it was time to push. The doctor decided not to break the bed down because pushing usually took me awhile. She told me to get started and she turned to leave for a minute. I gave one good push and my baby started coming right out. She was born in about 5 minutes or less. She actually just slid out onto the bed! The doctor was scrambling for gloves!
It was AMAZING! I know that it was the Hypnobabies. Everything was so much easier than it had ever been before. Even with my 4th baby, I had struggled to push him out.
I can only say to faithfully follow the home-play and listen to your cd’s and I’m convinced that it will be way easier than it would have been without it. My nurses acted like I was their hero after that. I told them it was just the Hypnobabies!