Taylor’s Hypnobabies Hospital Induction

“I 100% give credit to Hypnobabies in helping me get to the 24-hour mark. The course gave me the tools to make it as far as I did! I consider myself still having a positive birth experience even with all the interventions my body needed.”

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At 11 days past my guess date (Hypnobabies word for due date), my midwife decided to induce due to irregular heartbeats.

We went in on a Monday evening at 7:30 pm with 0 dilation. I was administered a cervix softener (Cytotec) that I was given for 10 hours. Their hopes were that my body just needed a kickstart and my birthing time (Hypnobabies word for labor) would progress naturally. Unfortunately, that was not the case.

At 10:00 am 2 pool ball sizes balloons were blown up inside my cervix to start expanding. My birthing waves (Hypnobabies word for contractions) were starting and I felt, “okay, my body is going to start reacting”. I got into the bathtub and started listening to my Birthing Day Affirmations and Deepening Your Hypnosis (Hypnobabies track to deepen the level of hypnosis). After the balloons were removed I had dilated to 3cm and my Midwife suggested Pitocin be administered. I was given Pitocin for 6 hours, upping the dosage every hour until I was receiving 12ml. At that point, I was having pressure waves lasting 30 seconds about a minute apart. I continued to listen to my tracks and maintain hypnosis.

At 5:00 pm and almost reaching the 24-hour mark, I was dilated to 4cm and physically and mentally exhausted. At that point, my husband and I began to discuss options and be realistic and how much longer my birthing time had left. I decided to receive an epidural at which I cried and felt guilty having to change my plan and opt for another route.

In the end, I am so grateful for the decision I made to accept that these things are a realistic part of birth and stories like mine are important as well as the ones that plans did go accordingly. After I received my epidural, my water was broken. However, there was basically no fluid left and I stayed at 4cm until 9 pm. Higher dosages of Pitocin were continued to be administered and at 11 pm I was finally dilated to 10 cm and was able to begin pushing.

My sweet baby boy entered this world at 12:33 am on Wednesday morning, July 31st.

I 100% give credit to Hypnobabies in helping me get to the 24-hour mark. The course gave me the tools to make it as far as I did! I consider myself still having a positive birth experience even with all the interventions my body needed. I am still empowered by the women who are able to achieve a Hypnobabies natural birth, unfortunately, my body was just not responding the way it needed to make it a reality for me.

I am grateful for this beautiful & healthy baby boy and the birth I was still able to have. 🧡

 

 

 

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