Russell’s Early, Fast, Change of Plans Hypnobabies Birth

“Hypnobabies helped me stay calm and collected and get although to 8cm! I’d say that’s pretty badass. I believe if he was turned right I would have had him very easily on my own.”

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My hypno-baby, Russell, arrived yesterday almost 5 weeks early. My water broke at around 2 am and birthing waves (Hypnobabies word for contractions) started very shortly afterward. They came quick and strong at about 3-4 minutes apart. I started my Hypnobabies tracks right away which helped me get through many waves as I waited on my husband to get home from a night shift.

My doula was with another mom at a birth so her apprentice was able to come by and she reminded me to sink into my waves and make low sounds. Now looking back, I wished I would have practiced those low sounds because it did feel unnatural but very comforting. We rushed to the hospital as soon as we found someone to come by with my son. We barely made it as my birthing time (Hypnobabies word for labor) progressed very rapidly. We arrived around 5:30 am at the hospital to discover that I was already 8cm but baby was breech.

Initially, my heart was broken because I was trying so hard to have a VBAC this time but I quickly thought to myself why that was the right decision and agreed to a c section and he joined our world by 6:57 am. I wasn’t able to keep my headphones and tracks beyond that point because of the surgery but I do believe it was a tremendous help throughout my quick process. The waves were very intense because my water had broken and I spent most of the time alone.

Hypnobabies helped me stay calm and collected and get although to 8cm! I’d say that’s pretty badass. I believe if he was turned right I would have had him very easily on my own. I also believe the daily affirmations helped me be comfortable with the decisions were made. I spoke up throughout asking questions about what and why the staff was doing things so I could feel comfortable because “I have a voice.” I am very shy and have had a lot of trauma around medical staff so this was a very big deal for me.

I really did find this time to be healing for me. I am so blessed and overjoyed with this sweet boy and can say with confidence that this was how his birth was supposed to go. He may be tiny but he’s perfectly healthy and doing really well. Thank you for being such support in more ways than one during my pregnancy and birthing time!

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