Sara’s Fast Hypnobabies Birth Center Waterbirth
“We arrived and my birthing tub was still filling up. They saw the state I was in and had me immediately get into the water, checked me, and said “mama, he’s coming!” I had already started the transformation (Hypnobabies term for transition) stage in the car.”
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I just wanted to share my recent Hypnobabies experience for those of you who are worried or having doubts that Hypnobabies is “working” for you.
I fell asleep a lot during my hypnosis sessions. I tried – but didn’t always do them every single night. I worried that I wasn’t prepared, but I still used my Hypnobabies tools during my birthing time (Hypnobabies term for labor).
I went into my birthing time about 11:15 at night. After timing several waves (Hypnobabies term for contractions), I told my husband to please go to bed and get some sleep because he would need it. My doula and midwife both knew to be on standby, which was important because my birthing center is 25 minutes away.
I started listening to my hypnosis tracks as recommended. Laid against my birthing ball, laid on my side on the couch, I think I even fell asleep a couple times in between waves, which started 11-12 minutes apart.
They dropped to 8-9 minutes apart for a while. I was able to breathe through everything and focus my hypno-anesthesia where I needed it.
Waves dropped to 5-6 minutes apart twice (when I woke my husband) before moving to 3.5 minutes apart. I suddenly had the urge to push and my midwife said to come NOW.
I am convinced that without Hypnobabies, we would have had a car baby. I dealt with the waves and the pushing – but not too much – while repeating “Peace” (Hypnobabies cue for instant physical comfort) and listening to my tracks as hubby raced down the highway. My water broke about 10 minutes before we got there.
We arrived and my birthing tub was still filling up. They saw the state I was in and had me immediately get into the water, checked me, and said “mama, he’s coming!” I had already started the transformation (Hypnobabies term for transition) stage in the car.
After getting in the half full tub and several pushes, he was out at 5:56 am. All 6 lb 8 oz of him – only 4 minutes after arriving.
There was no time for our candles, my orange salt lamp, my Pushing Baby Out track, nothing. But I tell you this to say that I still carried all my hypnosis tools with me. I couldn’t believe how powerful I felt afterward. I did it! And you will too! And then you will wonder why you ever doubted yourself!
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