First Time Mom Aubree’s Hypnobabies Birth of Sweet Baby Hazel
“Her birth was transformative for me, and I have so much gratitude for Hypnobabies for preparing me in such a spiritual, powerful way. I look at birth differently now, and I recommend Hypnobabies to everyone I know. We will definitely be using it with all our future babies!”
Hypnobabies® – Natural Childbirth at its best!
It was my husband and my first baby and we couldn’t have been more excited to be welcoming a new life into the world. It was the first baby on both sides of our families, it wasn’t necessarily planned, and we decided to keep the gender unknown. Needless to say, there was A LOT of surprise and excitement.
Around 20 weeks, something in me shifted. Call it mother instinct, a strong intuition, or a few compelling books/ documentaries I had watched, but I suddenly knew I not only wanted to birth this baby naturally but at home. We switched from an OBGYN to a midwife and doula and I can’t tell you how relieved and at peace we were with our decision. The level of care we received was unparalleled. But, a few weeks had passed and I was still feeling like there were a lot of unknowns about the actual birth process. After a few days of searching for the perfect birth-prep class, we stumbled on Hypnobabies and I knew it was it.
With my husband’s busy work schedule, getting to a birth class every week would have been nearly impossible, so we did the at-home course. We went through the workbook each week, I listened to the Joyful Pregnancy Affirmations tracks on my daily walks and car rides, and listened to my hypnosis tracks every night in our bathtub. My husband lit candles and added lavender essential oil and Epsom salts to help with body aches. It was my sacred alone time each day to relax, and I know I wouldn’t have given myself (and my baby) that gift if it wasn’t for Hypnobabies. It facilitated the space to be present and truly connect with my baby. I was able to slow down and savor my journey into motherhood, and gained the confidence to go into my birthing time with zero fear.
My “due date” came and went, and nothing. Family and friends started to ask if the baby had come yet, and I even got a few “you have to get that baby out, it’s going to be too big!” comments from neighbors. I turned to my Fear Clearing Track (Hypnobabies special track to let go any fears) and that helped me get back to my safe place. I knew this baby would come when he/she was ready and we were waiting patiently.
42 weeks around midnight, my water broke. I still hadn’t felt a pressure wave (Hypnobabies word for contraction) yet, so I laid in bed with my husband and tried to get some sleep. Within an hour, pressure waves began to come on strong and steady. Our birth team arrived a half-hour later and I already had my earbuds in with my Birthing Day Affirmations track on repeat. As my husband prepared our birth tub, I rocked back and forth in our bedroom and got into deep hypnosis. Throughout the next 3 hours, I had birthing waves with my husband at my side, in and out of the water, always with one headphone in my ear. I breathed through pressure waves with ease. The Deepening Your Hypnosis (Hypnobabies track to deepen the level of hypnosis), Your Birthing Time Begins, and Easy First Stage (Hypnobabies main birthing day track) tracks were especially helpful. I was able to feel so relaxed, even just minutes before our baby arrived, I was smiling and laughing with my husband. I decided to take out my earbud and put the Pushing Baby Out track (Hypnobabies track just for pushing) on in the background for the last hour of pushing, and it helped to have our whole birth team following suit with similar vocabulary and calmness.
Her birth was transformative for me, and I have so much gratitude for Hypnobabies for preparing me in such a spiritual, powerful way. I look at birth differently now, and I recommend Hypnobabies to everyone I know. We will definitely be using it with all our future babies!