After an anxiety-filled first pregnancy and a frightening, fast and stressful first birth, I decided to look into hypnobirthing for my second. What I found was more than I could have ever imagined. My hypnobirthing pregnancy was calm and positive as I practiced my affirmations and techniques. I fell asleep every night listening to the[caption id="attachment_36569" align="alignright" width="241"] The moment we met baby Flynn[/caption]
relaxation tracks and felt joyful, positive and excited about my upcoming birth. My hypnobirth was so beautiful that 5 minutes after our hypnobub was born, I said to my husband " I want to do that AGAIN!". My two births could not have been more different and I am so grateful that I found hypnobirthing. Here is my story,
My husband and I started your hypnobirthing online course about two months before our little one was due. At 37 weeks we were told that Bub was not thriving and I would be induced at about 38 weeks. I had envisaged having a labour induction free so the news was not ideal. Our baby arrived naturally (induction free) at 37 weeks and 4 days.
We had spoken to our obstetrician about our wishes for the labour, namely to have a quiet dimmed room, limited intervention, minimal people in the room and to talk us through the steps he was taking. Our midwife kept commenting on how calm I was throughout the process. So calm that she believed the baby was not due for some hours. When the obstetrician came to see how dilated I was, he told me that bubs would arrive in a matter of minutes. He was correct and our little girl was welcomed into the world a few minutes later. We then spent hours having beautiful skin to skin contact before she was weighed etc.
If I could describe my labour in three...
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