Julie’s Empowered Hypnobabies Home Waterbirth
“I‘m so incredibly thankful for Hypnobabies for helping me to have the empowered home waterbirth experience that I always wanted. I’m so proud of myself and so excited to be able to empower my daughter to have the birth that she wants, the way she wants it, if/when it’s her turn one day.”
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I wanted to give my birth story: my sweet Hypno-baby was born last Friday (1/20/23) at home. I was so lucky to have a midwife who was very familiar with and supportive of Hypnobabies births.
She really empowered me to feel confident that I could reclaim my birth story with this sweet miracle girl. She even told me she and the other Midwife were both looking forward to my birth because they knew how great it would be with Hypnobabies.
Once I knew I was definitely in my birthing time (Hypnobabies term for labor), my waves (Hypnobabies term for contractions) came on sooner and stronger than I had expected based on my birth with my boys (who are 9 & 10). I decided to go ahead and lay down in my bed and start listening to my “Birthing Time Begins” track (Hypnobabies reminder track of all the tools for birthing) and loved all the suggestions for other tracks to listen to before diving into the “Easier First Stage” track (Hypnobabies main birthing time track).
I rested in bed while listening to different tracks and drifted in and out of hypnosis for about 4 hours.
At 2:30 am I finally decided to call in my midwives. When my midwife arrived, she took my vitals while I was still in bed and chuckled that my blood pressure and heart rate were actually lower than they usually were (LOL!). My waves were 5 minutes apart and >90 seconds long at that point.
I moved into Transformation (Hypnobabies term for transition) as soon as they had everything set up and the water in the pool warmed up enough. I was surprised to move from Transformation to pushing within the same wave, and after only about 10 minutes, but it was strong and powerful and there was no denying it!
I only pushed for 10 minutes, but I was so mentally controlled and conscious through every wave. I could hear all my Hypnobabies tools and training in my mind along with the “Pushing Baby Out” track (Hypnobabies track just for pushing) that I had coordinated with my midwife ahead of time to play for me when I was ready (thank GOODNESS because there’s no way my husband or I could have done that. It was way too fast and powerful).
Elizabeth was born 90 minutes after my support arrived, for a total of 7-ish hours of birthing time. She was 9 lbs and I had zero tearing. My midwives were so impressed and complimentary after about how well I had done, how controlled I was during the pushing, and how peaceful the whole process was overall.
I‘m so incredibly thankful for Hypnobabies for helping me to have the birth experience that I always wanted. I’m so proud of myself and so excited to be able to empower my daughter to have the birth that she wants, the way she wants it, if/when it’s her turn one day.
Thank you for witnessing my story, and I hope every single one of you has the birthing experience you envision for yourselves.