I have been meaning to email to say thank you for your online program and to give a bit of feedback on my birth experience 6 weeks ago.
I only signed up to the Hypnobubs program at 36 weeks after being encouraged by a friend to do so, as I was really hoping for a more positive labour and birth experience for my second child. Although I didn’t have a lot of time to practice, my husband and I were able to view all the learning materials and utilise some of the skills.
My contractions began regularly at 5.30 am and I listened to the positive affirmations track and my husband assisted with light touch until I went to the hospital around 10 am. At 11.30 am I was checked and was ‘only’ 2cm dilated. I felt the Hypnobubs course allowed me to stay focused and relaxed despite wishing I was ‘further along’!
Things intensified and progressed quite quickly after this. I was able to labour upright, with TENS on and breathing through the surges (still with the positive affirmations playing). The final moments were a bit frantic! I don’t think the midwives realised I had progressed to almost fully dilated and my baby girl was born at 2 pm – even the obstetrician didn’t make it in time.
I was so pleased and excited to have achieved a natural birth. I think the realisation set in when I saw my duration of active labour listed as 2hr 34mins on my discharge summary. Very different from my 21 hour, induced, forceps delivery of my first child!
So thank you for your program. I really feel it helped me and will be recommending your course to others!
Lauren – Hypnobubs mum
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