Megan’s Fourth Hypnobabies Hospital Birth
“As soon as I drop my finger and turn my light switch off (Hypnobabies technique for entering hypnosis) I literally fall asleep. But as I sat in the tub, the waves picked up in intensity, but the track kept me focused and positive and with each wave I imagined a wave washing up and over my belly.”
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I woke up at 4 am to use the bathroom and then at 6 I woke up feeling like I needed to go again, and then thinking there was no way I needed to go that soon. 30 minutes later I felt like I needed to go again and then recognized them as pressure waves (Hypnobabies word for contractions). I have another at 7, and then 20 minutes apart after that. By 8:30 I was sure it was my birthing time (Hypnobabies word for labor) and we called my mother in law to have her come pick up our other three kids.
The waves were easy and comfortable and by 9:30 when she came to get them I would stop and breathe through them, but between them, I was getting my kids ready and pouring cereal. As soon as they left I hopped in the tub and listened to Easy First Stage (Hypnobabies main birthing time track). I took the class 7 years ago with my first, but since then, with all 3 of my last babies, I don’t think I stayed awake for any of my practice hypnosis sessions. As soon as I drop my finger and turn my light switch off (Hypnobabies technique for entering hypnosis) I literally fall asleep. But as I sat in the tub, the waves picked up in intensity, but my hypnosis birthing track kept me focused and positive and with each wave I imagined a wave washing up and over my belly.
After an hour in the tub, I decided we needed to head to the hospital. I got out to get dressed and the waves were coming faster and stronger and I needed my husband for counter pressure. I put on a pair of depends (just in case) and got the rest of the way dressed. I was getting my shoes on and the next wave was a pushing wave and my water broke (thank goodness for the depends!!) We hurried into the car and my husband drove over 100 mph on the freeway. We made it to the hospital in 7 minutes, left the car in the emergency turn around, and rushed to labor and delivery in a wheelchair. When we got there they had the room ready for us and I pushed her out on my hands and knees 11 minutes later.