First Time Mom Emma’s Hypnobabies Birth Center Waterbirth

“At 11:30 pm I was 8cm! My partner was using the Peace cue (Hypnobabies cue for instant physical comfort) and Relax cue (Hypnobabies cue to deepen hypnosis) with his hand on my shoulder and this helped me so much.”

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On 11-05-2019 I started having irregular pressure waves (Hypnobabies word for contractions) about 15-30 minutes apart. I wasn’t sure at the time if this was the start of my birthing time (Hypnobabies word for labor) or just practice. The pressure waves started coming closer together but were still 6-8 minutes apart and pretty short! Then unexpectedly at 8:30 pm my water broke!

At 9pm pressure waves were now 3-6 minutes apart so I called my midwife! She said to call her back in 1 hour as I told her I wanted to spend as much of my birthing time at home as possible! 1 hour later I called her back and let her know we were getting ready to leave as pressure waves were 2 minutes apart!!

10:30 pm we left the house and I started listening to my hypnosis tracks, including Fear Clearing (Hypnobabies track to release any fears), and we arrived at 11:00 pm and was at 5cm 100% effaced! I spent the next half hour walking around and listening to my tracks! At 11:30 pm I was 8cm! My partner was using the Peace cue (Hypnobabies cue for instant physical comfort) and Relax cue (Hypnobabies cue to deepen hypnosis) with his hand on my shoulder and this helped me so much. At that point, we decided it was time to get in the water!

If I began to lose focus my partner would say affirmations to me and I would repeat them back.  This reminded me that my body was made for this and I was perfectly capable of doing it. We started getting everything ready and I got in the tub around Midnight on 11-06-2019 and was in the water for about 10 minutes when I was checked for the last time and was complete! At 12:15 am my pressure waves started moving baby out and down and I was listening to Pushing Baby Out (Hypnobabies track just for pushing). For 7 pressure waves (35 minutes) I felt my body trying to push her out and at 12:47 am she was born weighing 6lbs1oz & was 19 1/4” long. Our birth went 100% the way we planned!!

Total birthing time (active) was only 4hours and 15minutes 💕

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