I was a participant of the online Hypnobubs course and I loved it! I live in a rural country town so I had no access to face-to-face hypnobirthing courses, so it was great to be able to learn about hypnobirthing and learn all the tools and techniques online, in the comfort of my own home. My husband and I viewed the lessons weekly, and we both felt very informed, confident and excited about the upcoming birth. I downloaded the tracks and listened to them regularly, which I definitely felt helped. So did the breathing down technique to practice while on the loo - haha!
On the night of Sunday the 18th October 2015, I began to feel a lot of pressure in my back and around my stomach and uterus. These became more regular and so on Monday morning we called the hospital who told us, as we were coping fine at home, to take our time and come in when we were ready. When we arrived at the hospital the doctor broke my waters in order to help move things along (I knew from the hypnobubs course that I did not have to agree to this- however I was so excited to meet my baby I was happy to speed up the process!). My husband and I had taken in the hypnobirthing tracks to listen to during labour, however in the moment I chose only to listen to a mix cd I had made with familiar songs. I felt confident, excited and calm, as I tuned out everything in the room and concentrated on breathing and the impending arrival of my baby. I used a TENS machine to help with the back pain, and when that no longer sufficed I chose to use gas. At 1pm the midwife examined me to see how far along I was, and she was shocked to see that I was already 9cm- she could not believe that I could look so calm and peaceful and be ready to push! Two and a half hours later my beautiful baby was born, and we were super excited to meet our daughter, Charlotte Eliza. During the labour I wont lie, I did not realise how challenging it would be, but now that I look back I cant wait for my next! The techniques and knowledge I leant from the hypnobubs course prepared me extremely well and I have recommended it to all my pregnant friends, and anyone who will listen! Thank you so much Melissa, I truly believe your course helped me to have a positive, empowering, complication free labour and birth!
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