I really just wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your online course.
I successfully hypnobirthed both of my babies, the first was a 55-hour labour drug and pain-free and my second on Monday where I was induced via the drip. I had heard some truly scary labour stories about births that used the drip and if it hadn’t been for your course I could have been one of those “horror” stories. My doctor had never heard of hypnobirthing and was sceptical as was his student doctor that was present for the birth.
My labour time in total was 4.5 hours with an hour of that pushing my posterior baby out. I went from 2cm to 10 cm in 2 hours with strong regular surges and both the midwives and doctors were amazed at how calm I was and how quickly and easily things progressed.
I remember whispering “I’m going to start pushing in a minute”as I felt my body transitioning and the midwives found it great! As did my hubby as he had a moment to prepare...
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...
Lucy is now 3 days old and healthy and we managed to have the positive, natural birth that we planned for! It was amazing!
After the Thursday morning assessment in which a new obstetrician was, unfortunately, pressuring me into a caesarean again (because of the high head and extra fluid and his past bad experiences with cord prolapse) I got to the point where I was at a loss for words having repeated the same BRAIN technique questions over and over and not being satisfied that all roads pointed to a caesarean.
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...
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