“Totally natural with no pain relief at all. It was the most amazing experience of my life!! I went from being so insanely terrified of giving birth and not wanting the day to ever come (right back the beginning) but after doing the Hypnobirthing course, I felt like I was totally prepared and couldn’t wait to meet the little one!”
ARCHER’S BIRTH STORY
Archer David was born at 9.11pm ” totally natural with no pain relief at all. I woke up on Friday morning have very mild contractions, thought that it might have been a false start, so I went and did some shopping at Bunnings (Josh and I had just bought a house and so we’d spent the last 4 weeks or so painting, renovating, etc so that we could move in). By about 4.30pm, my contractions still weren’t painful, but they were regular (4 minutes apart, lasting for about a minute) so I said to Josh that I might have to call the hospital. So, I called them and they said to me to come up the hospital, but they might send me home, which was all good, because we were moving the NEXT day ” Typical!
So, we arrived at the hospital at around 6pm and it was then that my contractions ramped up a bit. The breathing was amazing! It really helped SO much… I found that I couldn’t sit or lie down, so I spent the next 2 hours or so, on my feet and just rocking and breathing. At around 8.30pm, I went into the shower and continued with my breathing. The contractions in the shower were brutal but I continued to breathe and it was in the shower that my water broke. The Midwife was a bit alarmed when she saw the colour of it though, as it looked like it contained Meconium. So, out the bed I went.. They put the back of the bed up and I lent over the back of it facing the wall at the head of the bed, up on my knees… after a few minutes, Archer was born! It was the most amazing experience of my life!!
I went from being so insanely terrified of giving birth and not wanting the day to ever come (right back the beginning) but since doing the Hypnobirthing course, I felt like I was totally prepared and couldn’t wait to meet the little one!
Anna and Josh, Brisbane