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Paula’s Easy, Comfortable Hypnobabies Hospital Birth

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Paula’s Easy, Comfortable Hypnobabies Hospital Birth

“My body transitioned from early birthing time to pushing and it was so smooth and so easy I didn’t realize how quickly my birth was progressing…. neither did my birth team!”

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Just sitting here reflecting on my birthing time last night with this sweet 9lb 3oz baby girl😍

She is my 4th baby. I used a different hypnosis birthing program with my other three and while it definitely helped me I could never feel like I stayed fully in hypnosis the entire time.

My birthing time (Hypnobabies word for labor) began abruptly when my water broke and it was very obvious that there was meconium in the amniotic fluid. I was encouraged to come immediately down to the hospital. Even though I had planned on staying home until much later I had the birthing affirmation in my mind “I accept whatever direction my birthing journey goes.” So, I ate, drank some water and then we headed off to the hospital to check on the baby and make sure she was not in distress. Thankfully she was not.

My amazing husband and doula swooped around the room, setting up candles, dimming lights, covering clocks, turning on hypnosis music (Hypnobabies Relaxation Music) in the room over the speakers, so that I could just focus on my hypnosis.

I spent some time in the shower on a birth ball trying to rock my hips, a little time standing and walking, some potty breaks but overall to me in this birthing time what felt best was to sit fully supported on the bed. My husband sat next to me for a while.

The feeling of being deeply in hypnosis while feeling and believing that my pressure waves (Hypnobabies word for contractions) were bringing my baby closer to me was incredible! I really did welcome each wave and urged my body to “open, open, open” and it did!

My body transitioned from early birthing time to pushing and it was so smooth and so easy I didn’t realize how quickly my birth was progressing…. neither did my birth team! I was encouraged to get up and get moving to help things progress further.

I made the mistake of not switching to “center” (my Hypnobabies cue for being able to move around still deeply in hypnosis) before attempting to use the restroom and not realizing that my baby was actually almost crowning! This caused me a moment of confusion and panic. My husband noticed my headphones had come unplugged he hurried and plugged them in and he and my doula put hands on my shoulders saying “Peeeeaaaace” (Hypnobabies cue for instant physical comfort) I was able to refocus quickly and finish the job my body had already mostly done! She was born in just a couple pushes.💕

I’m in awe of how easy, powerful, quick and peaceful me and my baby’s birth time went!

 

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