Katrina’s Peaceful Hypnobabies Home Birth
“My baby was born so calm and content, almost like he didn’t know he had been born yet, and I think part of that is because he had such a peaceful Hypnobabies home birth birthing time.”
4th birth, 1st Hypnobabies birth and 1st homebirth.
I don’t have enough time to write my story in an orderly fashion, but I wanted to share it sooner rather than later in case there are mommas it can encourage!
I started the Hypnobabies course at 34 weeks and powered through 5 of the 6 weeks’ worth of classes on my own before baby was born.
What I can say is that my birthing time (Hypnobabies term for labor) brought all the situations I had been nervous about, and surprisingly enough, it felt quite manageable and I had an incredibly beautiful experience.
It started with my waters releasing before my active birthing time.
My pressure waves (Hypnobabies term for contractions) had the same sensation as they did during my last birth (which also started with my waters releasing and was managed with Pitocin).
My birthing time was my longest yet and lasted through the night.
My pressure waves were very irregular, and I actually spent 11 hrs at 6-7cm.
These were all things I had been nervous about, and guess what…
Each pressure wave felt POSITIVE, some lasted 2.5 minutes and you know what I thought afterwards? “That was a good one!” And I meant it! The Peace cue (Hypnobabies cue for instant physical comfort) was incredible, it was both a prayer and a wonderful tool. The soundtracks made the time fly by, and I slept between waves, and this was the first birth I’ve had where I felt like could do it again!
I experienced a huge emotional release during the final stage, before receiving my baby, which some people might feel like they had “failed” at using their Hypnobabies techniques, but I really feel like Hypnobabies helped me trust the process enough to believe that the emotional release was just what I needed.
My baby was born so calm and content, almost like he didn’t know he had been born yet, and I think part of that is because he had such a peaceful Hypnobabies home birth birthing time.
- I realllllly struggled with hypno-anesthesia and spent most of my practice time with the switch in the center.
- I also wondered if started the course so late would mean it wouldn’t work for me, but it did!
- My spouse didn’t have the opportunity to practice with me, which weighed on me some. But I gave him what materials I could in the little bits of time we had together before my birthing time, and he happily played the soundtracks for me at my request, and that was enough
So if you are feeling frustrated or apprehensive I encourage you to give it your time and effort!