Hypnobirthing class helped me gain confidence in myself and my body. It was while I was taking the course that I decided to transfer my care at 32 weeks to a birthing center for my VBAC (vaginal birth after previous cesarean).
My labor came spontaneously at 41 weeks. We arrived at Roots Birth Center in active labor, and it was a very peaceful environment with little intervention. My doula, husband and midwife supported me through my surges, and they never felt overwhelming. I played my daily affirmations Hypnobirthing playlist at the birth center.
We ended up transferring to the hospital during pushing due to a long pushing phase, meconium (baby's first bowel movement being present in the waters) and heart decelerations. Yet, I never felt panicked and remained calm through the transfer.
Baby Jack was born less than an hour after arriving at the hospital! I couldn't believe I achieved my unmedicated VBAC! Thank you, Erin!
Flutterby is located in the Twin Cities, and provides Hypnobirthing as well as other classes and services for expectant families. Erin Stertz-Follett, Flutterby's Owner, is a Certified Consulting Hypnotist, Certified Hypnobirthing Educator, and Certified Birth Doula who has taught and assisted hundreds of families. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Sharing is caring!
Erin Stertz-Follett, Owner