Taylor’s 10 lb. Hypno-baby Hospital Birth Story
“I had expected this baby to kind of fly out since he was my fourth, but he was going slow and steady. I remembered the affirmation “I accept whatever journey my birthing time takes me on” and that really helped me feel patient. Still, I was so comfortable. My birthing waves felt very gentle and easy. Not one time did I feel overwhelmed!”
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Last Monday night I was 3 days past my guess date (Hypnobabies term for due date). I had walked quite a bit that day, took a warm bath, and got into bed with hubs to watch some tv. As soon as we turned off the tv I had my first real birthing wave (Hypnobabies term for contraction). This was baby #4 so I knew these were different from my practice waves. About 10pm they began and were 10-15 minutes apart. Immediately I felt like I wanted to be up and could no longer lay down. It felt good to be on my hands and knees. In between birthing waves, I would sleep on my side, and as soon as one began, I would flip over to my hands and knees. I continued this way until about 2am then decided to get into the tub. I felt very very calm and relaxed.
I had confidence in my body and felt ready for the journey. In the tub I listened to my Birthing Day Affirmations which really helped me get into the right head space. I was feeling deeply relaxed and happy! 6am rolled around and my birthing waves were 5 minutes apart lasting about 70-80 seconds each. My husband and I took a walk around the block then we kissed our other children goodbye as they left for school, and we left for the hospital. In the car ride my birthing waves slowed way down. I ate some applesauce and a banana and sipped on some Gatorade. It’s a 40-minute drive and I think I only had 2 or 3. I listened to Easy First Stage (Hypnobabies main birthing time track) on the drive and before getting out of the car I focused on my Bubble of Peace (Hypnobabies tool to keep negativity away). They checked me and I was already 7-8cm!
This birthing time (Hypnobabies term for labor) was unusual to me because I was so aware of my surroundings. I never got that “turned in” feeling I had with my other Hypnobabies births. I could talk and walk and felt like I wasn’t even having my birthing time at all. I felt totally normal like my emotions were very even.
For a moment I had realized wow this is taking a long time. I had expected this baby to kind of fly out since he was my fourth, but he was going slow and steady. I remembered the affirmation “I accept whatever journey my birthing time takes me on” and that really helped me feel patient. Still, I was so comfortable. My birthing waves felt very gentle and easy. Not one time did I feel overwhelmed!
About noon we decided to break my water since I was 9cm, but my birthing waves were puttering out and not very strong. After she broke my water, I listened to Easy First Stage again to prepare to enter transformation (Hypnobabies term for transition), but that phase came and went without me even noticing. Transformation was something I had done Fear Clearing (Hypnobabies track for releasing fears) for and was so grateful that it passed by without any discomfort or me even noticing it was happening.
1pm, I felt my son start to get deep into my birth canal and I got on my hands and knees once again. During each wave I focused on making a low toned moaning sound which REALLY helped. I started to sweat and shake a little bit. My midwife rubbed my back and the nurse reminded me how close I was to meeting my baby. My husband read me the birth prompts during each wave. At 1:17pm I pushed my baby boy out! Pushing him out felt like pure POWER. It made me feel strong.
Hypnobabies really gave me the birth of my dreams. It was exactly what I had envisioned, and I’m still surprised to this day that my 10lb baby’s birth was my easiest one! I’m so grateful for this program and my birthing experience.
Here’s my big boy, Avery!
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