On the 18th August, our little girl arrived.
Mum had been diagnosed with preeclampsia and cholestasis. So bub was induced by our very gentle Naprotechnology obstetrician.
7 hours of active labour later, little miss arrived, without crying, busily looking around herself, staring at mum and dad, and then feeding! She had her priorities!
We used the hypnobubs audio tracks through labour, and a TENS labour machine and Gas for pain relief, much to the Midwife's surprise, as she said most people cannot cope with induction without an Epidural.
We also had a professional Doula with us, which helped a lot.
The delivery ended up being Vacuum Extraction, but Obs was so gentle, bub had no bruise on the head, and mum had no tears and no cuts, no stitches.
We were very happy we found Melissa Spilsteds course, thank you Hypnobubs, we couldn't have had such a peaceful medical birth otherwise.
Hypnobubs Dad Kent
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Hi everyone. I’d love to introduce Noah born 9 October via a beautiful water birth at 38+5.
I know I was loving reading detailed positive hypnobirthing stories in the lead up so thought I would share my experience if only to encourage at least 1 person to want to learn more.
On Monday I started feeling a little “strange” I had a few Braxton hicks in the day and a little bit of cramping here and there but nothing consistent or painful.
While on the phone to my mum at 6 pm my waters spontaneously broke. I got in the shower to clean up and started getting a backache so the water felt nice. Surges started maybe around 7:30-8pm and we watched some tv for a bit of distraction.
At around 10:30 they started getting more intense so I put a towel on the floor in the shower to run water over my back and turned on the 'Affirmations for beautiful birthing' track when I suddenly threw up I knew it was time to go to the hospital.
We arrived at the hospital around 11:30 pm and had...
I had my first little hypnobub (third baby) on the 30th of August!!
My entire birth was amazing and the first time I went into spontaneous labour too! During labour, I used the breathing techniques, flopping/staying relaxed during surges and kept my positive affirmations going to keep focused. I had a little gas during transition but that was it. Bub was born in the water like my first two births but this one was so much less intense and I actually wanted to do it all over again as soon as he was born!!!!
I also felt amazing after delivery. I had little discomfort and didn't need any pain relief which I again put down to feeling so relaxed during birthing and not tensing my muscles!
I also want to mention that immediately after my son was born my amazing midwife simply stated "Beautiful! That is how you birth!"). That will stay with me forever....
My baby was also extremely alert and quiet and slept for 8 hrs.....
So thank you. This was the birth I needed. Now to convince...
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Because my husband and I had prepared for this he jumped in and said we'd like a second opinion. I was starting to feel like every doctor would have the same opinion when a younger doctor said to me it's really good that I'm asking questions and self-advocating because obstetricians are risk averse due to the litigious nature of society and zero tolerance for unhealthy baby and mum outcomes. I said that's not a good enough reason for me to hand over/ not be apart of...
My first daughter was born 3 1/2 years ago. Her birth was very traumatic for me, I suffered 2 seizures after her birth, leaving me with very little memories of her birth. After that, it seemed like it was one thing after another, which led to postpartum depression.
Almost 3 years later we were expecting the birth of another baby girl. I was determined not to have the same experience last time and to be able to overcome the fears I had from my previous birth. I sought out Hypnobirthing because I knew I needed something that dealt with the mental aspect. The Fear Release track was pretty emotional for me the first time I listened but really helped me in making progress to overcome some of my mental hurdles.
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