I’d like to share my second hypnobirthing story for my second son, a week ago on Monday.
I am an older mum and I am a curvy mum. And, my bubs measured above 99percentile. So, the more medical-types did like to remind me of these things at every opportunity, which I thank them for.
However, to balance that advice, I also made sure to read as much evidence-based research supporting natural pathways with as little early intervention as possible, and I’m very very glad that I did.
I had planned an all-natural vaginal birth without intervention or epidural again, like with my first boy.
However, 39+1 , my membranes released a little earlier than my body being ready for active labour, (PROM) and after waiting as long as I safely could, (48hours) to see if my body would kick into labour, I needed to have help via induction (which was a pathway I did wish to wait as long as I could before doing.)
As PROM had happened, the mucus plug and show had appeared, and 48hours of...