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This was shared by Tanya, who used Hypnobabies for her 2 births. (I have been working on editing her birth video, I hope to have it ready to share soon!)
She shared this experience:
“Think your Hypnobabies tools are only useful for your birth? Think again. After having 2 beautiful and pain free births using Hypnobabies, I’ve learned to use the techniques in other areas of my life, including meditation, stressful situations, neck/back aches, etc.. Last weekend I had the opportunity to use them again at my dermatologist’s office.
I had a suspicious looking mole on my hip and the doctor told me she needed to biopsy it. The nurse came in and started filling a needle with a local pain medication. I stopped her and asked if that was safe for a nursing mother. She said I wouldn’t be able to nurse for 12 hours. My 9 month old nurses about every 2 hours so I told her that wouldn’t work and that I’d just have the procedure without the pain medication.
The nurse chuckled and said “oh no, we’d never do that, it’d hurt too much”. I assured her I’d had 2 children with no pain meds and that I could handle it. She said “we just don’t do that – we would never perform a biopsy without drugs”. I pushed. “Please ask the doctor. I promise, I can handle it.” The doctor came in with a surprised look on her face. “You want to do this with no drugs?!”
I explained I was nursing and I would simply use the hypnosis techniques I used for my drug free births. She smiled and said “ok, let’s begin”. I asked for a moment, took a deep breath, went into ‘OFF’ switch and directed my golden anesthesia to my hip. She was done in seconds without even a flinch from me. (What was all the fuss about??) She said “you did amazing, we’ve never had anyone do that before”. So remember, Hypnobabies For Birth…but also Hypnobabies For Life!”