First Time Mom’s Amazing Hypnobabies Birth
“I was able to have the amazing birthing experience I had dreamed of due to Hypnobabies. It was so peaceful, beautiful, and empowering.”
My baby is now 4 months old, but I just have to share my AMAZING birthing story. I am 22 years old first-time mom!
I was 42+2 when baby finally decided to make her arrival. The day of her birth I listened to my affirmations on my way to dinner at my MILs house. We ate dinner then went home. About an hour after being home I was extremely sick (diarrhea) for about 2 hours, I assumed it was the pot roast lol. When I finally felt better it was around midnight and I wanted to go get something to snack on as I was in the kitchen, I felt waves of nausea coming over me and told my husband I would like to shower.
It was 12:32am at this point and while I was in the shower, I had my first birthing wave (Hypnobabies term for contraction) – I was SO excited because in my gut I just knew that’s what it was, and that baby was going to be arriving soon! I stayed in the shower for about 30 more minutes just laughing and talking with my husband about how excited we were with very mild birthing waves.
When I got out the waves intensified and were about 2-5 minutes apart. I called the midwife and she suggested I get some sleep (sleep??) no way! My husband laid down to watch a movie and fell asleep, so I decided to go into the living room and listen to my Birthing Day Affirmation tracks, about 20 minutes later I switched to Special Safe Place it was around 2:00am at this point- well I fell asleep listening to that track and woke up at 3:30am to my body feeling pushy!
I rushed to wake my husband up and said it is time to GO! I was so disoriented from being in such a deep and peaceful sleep that I couldn’t even remember which track to play in the car- so I put on Birthing Day Affirmations again and did my Finger Drop technique (Hypnobabies technique for entering hypnosis) for the car ride (about 30mins) it was a little after 4:00am when we arrived at the birthing center I walked right in there still talking and smiling my midwife jokingly said “are you sure its time that’s a big smile!” and I said “I’m so happy to meet my baby” I told them I was ready to get into the tub due to intense birthing waves every 1-2 minutes she asked if I wanted check first to which I said was and was at 10 already!
She said I had a small lip in my cervix that needed to dissolve and just relax in the tub until my body is ready! I listened to Easy Comfortable Birth on repeat foe the next hour- I was moaning slightly but kept my breath in check and focused on relaxation. It was about 5:30am now and she came to check me again and said the lip was still there and that the water had slowed down my birthing waves so suggested I try birthing on “land” I got out and moved to the bed and my body instantly started pushing. I told my husband to switch me to Pushing Baby Out track (Hypnobabies track just for pushing) he was a nervous wreck and accidently put “Bubble of Peace” on so I just took my ear pod out and threw it on the ground feeling confident I had the tools to continue birthing without the tracks going. 45 minutes later she came out! She was stuck by the shoulders, and I could tell the midwives were nervous because she wasn’t breathing and had turned blue, but I remained calm and kept breathing and pushing baby out with each wave and breathe.
Baby girl was born at 6:14am on February 27th, 2022, I was able to have the birthing experience I had dreamed of due to Hypnobabies. It was so peaceful, beautiful, and empowering. Even though I did not follow all the tracks in order during birthing time nor paid attention it didn’t matter! I had been training for this and trusted myself and trusted my baby. We worked together in sync with one another. I started listening to the tracks at 34 weeks pregnant and since I was 2 weeks over, I had 8 weeks of preparation and it paid off.