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A Hypnobabies birth story from Twin Cities, MN … shared with us by Hypnobabies instructor, Anne Ferguson who was also their Hypno-doula!
The summer is halfway gone and my winter baby is no longer a newborn. It is probably time to write my second born’s birth story before the ﬁner points melt away like the snow already has!
My ﬁrst born, Delsy, was born in June 2012 in the hospital using Hypnobabies. It was a long birthing time. It was a good, but somewhat difﬁcult birth. (Read the story here) And I hated staying in the hospital afterwards. So when I found out that I was pregnant again in the summer of 2013, I looked at our insurance beneﬁts again and realized that free-standing birthing centers were covered in-network! I quickly transferred care to Minnesota Birth Center and signed up to take the Hypnobabies course again with Anne, who had been our hypno-doula with Delsy and was now a Hypnobabies instructor.
The pregnancy was thankfully uneventful. My husband, Willi, and I choose not to ﬁnd out the sex of our baby. The guess date was 2/1/2014, but since our daughter had been 13 days past her guess date, I was deﬁnitely counting on a February baby. As my guess date approached, I was pretty sure that K2 (our baby’s nickname) was posterior, so I spent a lot of time doing positioning exercises and tried to only sit on an exercise ball (which was about the only comfortable way to sit anyway).
On Tuesday, January 28th, I had a couple of friends and their little ones over for a play date. I remember feeling “off” and having a hard time concentrating on the conversations that were going on. That evening, I went to a community acupuncture clinic, and relaxed for about an hour while receiving acupuncture and listening to the Fear Clearing track and pregnancy afﬁrmations. During that hour, I had a few pretty signiﬁcant practice waves that felt a little “different”. I had been having lots of these since week 20, but they had never been this strong. I remember saying “open, open” in my head while I was having these waves. Read the rest of this story and many other HERE