Erin attended our Hypnobubs Hypnobirthing Online Course and this is her inspiring birth story…
Our little man, Ed made his arrival at 1:37pm on 23/11 after quite a brief labour, so much so that I didn’t have a chance to use a lot of the items (essential oils, candles etc) and techniques I had spent so much time preparing!
My surges really kicked off at around 8am, and I was able to manage them quite simply with the surge breathing on a birth ball, bearing in mind we thought we were only in very early labour…
Living so close to the hospital, we went up for observation (everything was fine, but I wasn’t sure my waters were broken) and were sent home to rest at 11:30am. I now know that as we left the hospital I was beginning to transition, as my discomfort was increasing and no position seemed to be quite right.
My husband was excited at one point when he noticed me “panicked” over one surge that just wracked my whole body and I felt an urge to push.
So back to the hospital we go at 12:30pm, where I had my first VE after which I was whisked to birth suite as it was well and truly show time!! Ed was born within an hour, and it was such a fabulous experience.
My husband was amazed at how calm and quiet I was throughout the entire labour, and I honestly think my mindset is what set me up for a great final pregnancy stage, a great labour and the awesome, relaxed little man we have with us now.
It also aided my recovery, as I did need a few stitches but I barely even noticed, as it had all been so brilliant. I can definitely see how a woman’s mindset would have a significant influence on the outcome of their health, and that of their baby.
I can’t recommend these techniques highly enough and have been telling anyone who cares to listen, so this is a long winded way of saying THANK YOU for providing the (online hypnobubs) course, resources and the access to those of us that would otherwise miss out on the opportunity to have amazing birth experiences.