My goal in taking this course was to have a drug-free birth that was comfortable. What I found was empowerment and encouragement.

I wanted to express my thanks for this program. Other women’s stories helped me throughout my pregnancy, so I wanted to post mine. Hopefully, it can encourage anyone whose pregnancy doesn’t go “as planned”.
I started Hypnobubs during my third pregnancy. This was a surprise baby and I was considered “high risk” from the outset because I would be 43yrs of age at delivery. My goal in taking this course was to have a drug-free birth that was comfortable. What I found was empowerment and encouragement.
My pregnancy did not go as I had hoped. At 21 weeks I was in a bad auto accident that left me injured and changed my prenatal plans. All the while I continued to repeat the affirmations that I had heard so often in this program…I am prepared to accept whatever turn my birthing takes. The affirmations and tracks brought peace and comfort when my pregnancy journey felt overwhelming. I completed all the modules, engaged in birth practice and had my birth plan ready. I was going to labor at home using oils, a birthing ball, my husband’s light touch and anchor touch.
I would wait until the last possible moment and then transfer to a hospital so that no pitocin would be administered, no pain medications taken and I would give birth under the care of my medical doctor. We live in California, USA and at the time we were still under strict guidelines including wearing a face mask during labor and delivery. I wanted to minimize my time in hospital.
However, at about 20 weeks the baby started measuring 2 weeks larger than gestational age. I remembered an important part of this program-preparation & research. Bolstered by the program- I began to seek out natural ways to birth babies with minimal tearing and I started to repeat the affirmation-my baby is the perfect size for my body. By 32 weeks, baby was measuring 4 weeks ahead and I was diagnosed with polyhydramnios.
By 36 weeks, my baby was sitting breach, over 8 pounds and I had high levels of amniotic fluid. I was told that baby was unlikely to move to a head down birthing position due to his size, so I should prepare for a C-section. I was disappointed, but remembered the Hypnobubs videos and remembered that I can research, calmly accept the change of plans and prepare myself for a beautiful birth via cesarean. I went directly to the resources page of the program and used that as a starting point to research. I embraced the idea of a C-section, but at the same time, started doing natural interventions to try and turn the baby-visualization, yoga positions, birthing ball…etc. To my great surprise, at 38 weeks, the baby turned and I was once again preparing for a vaginal birth.
However, my doctor wanted to induce labor so that she could control the waters breaking and reduce risk of prolapsed cord. I was once again disappointed, as I wanted to labor at home. However, I went back to my research and reflected on the situation. In the end, I decided that an induction was the safest choice for me and baby.
The day of induction came after 3 days of preliminary surges-waters were broken, cord stayed safely intact and pitocin administered. I labored for 5 hours, the surges were intense but I managed them without pain meds or epidural. I found that I did not want to listen to any tracks other than the affirmations in my delivery room. I didn’t want any touch, oils, or other noise. I asked my husband to speak for me and my nurse respected my wishes and left me alone to labor.
I was so involved in breathing and managing surges, I missed the fact that I had transitioned and baby started crowning before the doctor could be called. My nurse caught the baby as he emerged. He was 9 lbs, 7oz. It was the most exhilarating moment of my life. I needed 1 stitch and healed easily. Baby needed 3 days in the NICU for some minor medical interventions. I was able to calmly accept this turn of events in our birth story and was grateful to have the care we needed. I brought the baby home on day 4 and have been adoring him these past two months.
Thank you for creating this program.

Wanting a little sneak peek of our course prior to enrolling?

Please enter your details below for your Free Course Preview and Pregnancy Relaxation MP3 so you can get started with your hypnobirthing practice today.