Katie’s Quick, Joyful Hypnobabies Birth
“As we arrived in an L&D room, the waves continued increasing in intensity and frequency, and I could feel baby very low. Very quickly I became fully dilated and ready to push.”
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I had been having pre-birth waves (Braxton Hicks) of increasing intensity on and off for several days and continued being diligent about practicing my Hypnobabies techniques. These helped me stay comfortable and calm. I also received chiropractic care and used the valuable resources on Spinning Babies website to optimize my baby’s position and encourage balance in my body (see their Fantastic Four techniques).
Thursday morning, I woke at 1:00 am having intense pressure waves (Hypnobabies term for contractions). I immediately started using my Hypnobabies tools, and the waves quickly gained in frequency and intensity. We arrived at the hospital at 4:00 am, and I was surprised when told I was only 3-4cm dilated. I found my Bubble of Peace (Hypnobabies tool to keep negativity away) and the finger-drop technique (Hypnobabies tool to enter hypnosis) to be very helpful during this check-in time.
As we arrived in an L&D room, the waves continued increasing in intensity and frequency, and I could feel baby very low. Very quickly I became fully dilated and ready to push. My bag of waters was still intact, and I chose to have my midwife break it. I then pushed the baby out easily using my own instincts, only pushing when I felt the urge (mother-directed). Baby was born at 5:45 am, less than 2 hours after we had arrived at the hospital! I was so pleasantly surprised at how quickly, quietly, and easily my birthing happened.
I truly believe that Hypnobabies helped me have my dream birth. I had visualized this birth for weeks, and it was extremely close to what I visualized, down to the time of day and which room I was placed in for my birthing. The more you practice, the better your Hypnobabies birth will be!