Megan’s Amazing 3 Hour Hypnobabies Home Waterbirth
“As my body started pushing while I was still standing outside the birthing pool, I heard my midwife say, “you either stop pushing or you won’t get the water birth you wanted”. I quickly jumped in the amazingly warm water and let my body do its thing! It was absolutely an amazing feeling letting my body do exactly what it knew it needed to do to birth my baby!”
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April 12th, Easter Sunday, I woke up with practice waves every 20ish minutes, I was in the early stages. They weren’t very intense, so I continued about my day as normal.
Around 1 pm, they stopped. We all went to bed and I put on my “Come Out Baby” hypnosis track (Hypnobabies track to encourage baby to be born).I was able to sleep unusually soundly for me until 2:45 am on April 13th when I was woken up by what I had a feeling was a legit birthing wave (Hypnobabies term for contraction), so I laid back down and started tracking them. They started out lasting about a minute and came every six to seven minutes.
About 45 minutes later, the birthing waves were five minutes apart lasting over a minute, so I woke my husband and said it was time to fill the pool and call everyone! We called my mom, our photographer, our doula and midwife (a team I was grateful to be able to have during this weird time!) as the birthing waves were now every three to four minutes apart lasting almost two minutes. All the while, I decided to make our bed for after our birthing time (Hypnobabies term for labor), when all of the sudden I was extremely overwhelmed with what turned out to be transformation (Hypnobabies term for transition)! I got into hypnosis quickly and flipped my switch to Center (Hypnobabies technique for being in hypnosis with eyes open) and was then able to breathe through the birthing waves much better. I listened to the Easy First Stage track (Hypnobabies main birthing time track) once during this time and the rest of the time listened to the Relaxation music while using my Peace cue
Everyone started trickling in around 5 am, with the midwife arriving at 539 am. My hypno-doula was able to use my “Peace” cue (Hypnobabies cue for instant physical comfort) to help me remember to breathe through the waves and to disperse my hypno-anesthesia to where I needed it most, as they were coming fast now. As my body started pushing while I was still standing outside the birthing pool, I heard my midwife say, “you either stop pushing or you won’t get the water birth you wanted”. I quickly jumped in the amazingly warm water and let my body do its thing! It was absolutely an amazing feeling letting my body do exactly what it knew it needed to do to birth my baby!
At 555 am, as the snow fell gently outside, our son, Thomas Dean came into this world en caul after a THREE-HOUR birthing time. It was peaceful, calming and just what we had wanted for our son.
This birth was extremely healing for me in ways I didn’t even think I needed healing. My first sons’ birth (hospital and epidural) was, what I thought, an amazing experience. We were so much more educated this time around and with the help of Hypnobabies was able to find and experience the true magic of my body! I knew going into this pregnancy, that a home birth needed to happen, deep in my soul. I needed to prove to myself, that I could bring a child earth side without the help of interventions. We were able to do that and my heart will be forever grateful.
Forever grateful for my husband, whom I could not have done without the love and support of! My mom, who has not missed the birth of one of her five biological grandbabies and drove an hour to be here this time! You are one of my best friends and I love having your support for all that we have done in life! Our photographer Lauren, who was able to capture the whole thing. Taylor our wonderful Hypnobabies instructor and doula, without you we never would have known it was possible to have a PAIN FREE birth! Tiffany and Mountain Miracles Midwifery for making me feel valued and that my baby and I were important and worthy of birthing at home. You all gave me a gift I will never be able to repay!
I can honestly say, everything about my birthing time was amazing and I would relive it over and over if I could!