Our journey Into parenthood started much like most others. SURPRISE !!!! My partner and i took a while to get on the same page and with limited family support attended Hypno Birthing with Alana. I put to practice new learnings and instincts that Alana was able to affirm and was blessed with a supportive partner and perfect birth. Yup. Literally perfect. Wouldnt change a thing.
The day of the birth. I woke around 4am for the loo, feeling a little different i stated to my parnter. I think the baby is coming today. 9:30am , our pre booked appointment with the midwife. Still feeling a tad uncomfortable and now at 41 & 4 days i finally agreed to a vaginal examination. 2cm dilated, all is well. We returned home, i listended to music, cat stevens to be precise and spent time between surges cleaning walls, the position on my hands and knees feflt natural, the walls kept me busy. As surges increased i moved to focusing on the music, held my self in a squat position and continued to breath. Now a couple of minutes apart it was time for hospital.
2pm – I arrived and was again examined 4cm this time. My midwife assuring me as she prepared the bath. The water was instant relief. I spent the rest of my labour in the tub. I felt warm and protected in my bubble. My partner midwife and student midwife were present in the room and very hands off. From here birth is a hypnotic blur. Breathing came naturally, my midwife sat back. My partner fanned me the whole time with the birth book! On my hands and knee’s breathing baby down the room was silent. Exactly what i needed, only after the birth did i find out
there was chit chat the whole time ! I was in the zone i didnt hear a thing! I was able to check position of bubs head and inform the midwife. Only occasionally would she lean in for bubs heart beat before again giving me my space. i stated under my breath – “Ok, its time now” talking to my soon to be born baby. Time for the big push, Silent but breathing heavy the whole time the earge to cry out over came me – If your worried about sounding like a cow … moo away. best pain relief ever!!
I felt so grateful to be empowered through hypnobirthing and my midwife that I thought she was joking when i was offered panadol for after pains. We welcomed Lee at :5:26pm that same day.