Marla’s Relaxed Hypnobabies Hospital Birth
“I hope more people trust the Hypnobabies method because honestly, I feel that it helps women and men to find their inner strength and birth the way nature intended.”
Thanks to Hypnobabies Instructor Amanda Ondricek for sharing her student’s birth story with us!
Hypnobabies® – Natural Childbirth at its best!
Born: 5/20/16 right on his due date!
I woke up at 5 am to a “squish”. I went to the rest room to see it was my mucus plug. Immediately I started to have pressure waves. I began timing them and they were 7 minutes apart. I thought, NO WAY!!! But I just went down stairs and began listening to my Hypnobabies Easy First Stage birthing track and they kept going and going.
I called the midwives at 5:45 am and they said to come in immediately. I got to the hospital at 7 am and I was 6 cm dilated and 100% effaced!!! This whole time I was in center switch so I could be walking and talking and still very deeply in hypnosis. Things ramped up so fast I didn’t get the time to really focus to get into the OFF position.
Our son was born at 8:16 am after 20 minutes of pushing and being switched around the hospital. A total of 3 hour and 16 minutes of birthing time total … start to finish. However it was calm the whole time. I was having an internal dialog with myself as to why I was feeling the way I was feeling. The only time I got panicked was when I was in a birthing tub for only 5 minutes. I thought to myself, this is transition and this is why I feel this way. As soon as my brain understood that, an overwhelming sensation to push came over me. It was literally that fast. This happened maybe 20-30 minutes after getting to the hospital. They pulled me out of the tub and brought me to the bed and it was confirmed I was 10 cm. so I was given the green light to push. However they told me they could to get a proper heart rate and it was concerning them. So they moved me to different room. Turns out he was fine, and we had a beautiful baby boy.
My Birth Partner, Jason understood everything that was happening. He was such a great support. Hypnobabies gave Jason so much confidence to stop Nay -Sayers in their tracks. It felt like I had my own personal Bubble of Peace body guard. I loved it!
Overall it was a positive and beautiful experience. I was able to have my baby naturally and without medication or complications. The midwife was even impressed with how calm I was even with the changing of rooms. I believe this was her first hypno-baby encounter. The other nurses were grateful I was an easy birth too.
In all honesty, it wasn’t painful. It was not scary. It was empowering and miraculous. I tell people about his birth story and how Hypnobabies has really helped us to have the birth we wanted. I’m grateful for our experience and for your guidance. I hope more people trust the Hypnobabies method because honestly, I feel that it helps women and men to find their inner strength and birth the way nature intended. We all are capable, it is just a matter of knowing and believing that “childbirth is natural, normal, healthy, and safe”. That was my favorite affirmation. We couldn’t of done it without your guidance.”