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Birth Stories

I was so relaxed, positive and confident leading up to the birth that I wasn't aware of my labor starting. At first, I thought they were practice surges! As a result, I continued with my house cleaning, sat on my birthing ball and relaxed with HypnoBirthing® CDs. I wasn't timing contractions as they didn't feel regular. My husband had gone to work because I had been ironing that morning and he didn't think I had started. He even asked me to get some milk while I was out!! At 3 pm, I called him to say I was feeling uncomfortable and could he come home. I also called my mom to collect my son. She suggested we go out for tea to take my mind off these early surges!! At 5:30 pm, I decided I wanted to go to the hospital so I could get comfy and start my visualization, massage, and relaxation. We finally arrived at the hospital just after 6:30 pm. On initial examination, the midwife accidentally broke my waters. To everyone's surprise, I was already 8 cm dilated. I walked to the birthing room, got on the bed and 20 minutes later, my baby arrived!! The placenta delivered after a further 5 minutes. I was disappointed that I didn't have time for the well practiced massage from my husband. I'm sure he'll make up for it! This was a completely different experience from my first birth, which was awful and caused anxiety and depression during this pregnancy. I highly recommend the course.

Thank you!

E. W.-M.
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Juliana K. Tyler, MA, LMHC, NCC, DAPA, BCPC, CMHS, HBCE  |  Psychotherapist
Certified HypnoBirthing® Childbirth Educator