Nadja’s Hypnobabies Birth Center Waterbirth

“I never once lost control of my emotions or panicked, and I thank Hypnobabies for that! my husband was so amazed by how great I did and now we tell anyone who will listen all about my birthing time (Hypnobabies term for labor) and Hypnobabies. I feel so much pride about being able to have the birth I desired and not resulting to getting an epidural like most people said I would.”

Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis really does help you enjoy a much easier and more comfortable birthing! Use code hypno1528 for 15% off our Hypnobabies Home Study Courses.

birthing person kneeling in birth tub and resting forehead on armsStarted experiencing waves (Hypnobabies term for contractions) on January 16 at 9am, they picked up in intensity and regularity throughout the day. I’d been listening to Birthing Day Affirmations all day. I had my bloody show by 1pm. Nighttime came, and I tried to sleep but it wasn’t happening. I ended up hanging out in my tub for a couple hours, then by 2am I called my midwife. Waves were 5 minutes apart, but only lasting about 40 seconds. Got to the birth center for my waterbirth and I agreed to a cervix check. I was only 3 cm and felt pretty disappointed.

The midwife advised me to go home, take 2 Benadryl so I can get a break from waves and get some sleep. I slept from 5am to 12pm.

So now it’s January 17, my waves slowed wayyy down all day. I would get only a few an hour.Birthing person on hands and knees pushing with midwife and partner assisting

By the time I knew it, it was 9pm again and I was feeling pretty tired and frustrated. As soon as I lied down to get some rest, the waves picked up fast and furiously! They were pretty intense in my lower back, so I tried various positions and the rebozo with no real relief. The only thing helping was deep breathing and rocking on all fours. I put on my tracks, listened to Special Safe Place and got back in the tub.

Now it’s Around 11pm. Waves were 4-5 minutes apart, 60 seconds long and pretty darn intense and I was using my Peace cue (Hypnobabies cue for instant physical comfort) to help with comfort. I got to the birth center at midnight and was 7cm dilated. Got straight into the tub for my waterbirth and there I stayed for 5 hours until my sweet angel was born at 5:10am on January 18, 2021.

By the time the pushing phase came, I was very tired because I’d only gotten 5 hours of sleep in 2 days. My midwife was coaching me, even though that’s not what I originally wanted. I was listening to the Pushing Baby Out track (Hypnobabies track just for pushing) the whole time.  I wanted to do gentle, mother directed pushing. But I was so tired, I just wanted this baby out! so, I pushed harder then I probably should have and ended up with two second degree perineal tears that required 6 stitches.

Newborn baby skin to skinI am a very quiet person, so it surprised me how loud I was during my waves while I was pushing! I was definitely roaring like a lioness it felt involuntary, like I couldn’t NOT make noise even if I wanted to.new parents holding newborn baby

I wish I could say I had a discomfort free birth like the many I’d read about during my studies, but I didn’t. But what I CAN say without a shadow of a doubt is that Hypnobabies made my birthing time manageable and relaxing. I never experienced the amount of discomfort that most people talk about, and I remained very calm and, in the zone, the entire time. I never once lost control of my emotions or panicked, and I thank Hypnobabies for that! my husband was so amazed by how great I did and now we tell anyone who will listen all about my birthing time (Hypnobabies term for labor) and Hypnobabies. I feel so much pride about being able to have the birth center waterbirth I desired and not resulting to getting an epidural like most people said I would. Unfortunately, while my friends and family supported my decision, most of them didn’t believe I would be able to have an unmedicated birth because that’s not the norm where I live.

I am immensely proud of myself, my body and my mind. I’m actually so excited for when it’s time for baby #2 so I can experience the beauty and magic of childbirth again!!

Love this story?! Here is another great first time birth to read!

Menu