The more you can ignore "early labor," the better....
We had our baby five days ago, and I used HypnoBirthing myself for the first time (baby #4)!
I slept through 90% of my labor! I went to bed listening to the (hypnosis) audio track, and woke up the next morning to what I thought were mild waves/surges. I breathed through them for about an hour using the surge breathing technique, never leaving my bed. Then I started shaking...
Realizing the shaking was transition, I called my midwives, and they started on their way over (this was our first home birth as well). 45 minutes later, Baby E was received by my husband on our bathroom floor. Then we waited for the midwives to arrive to help us with the rest. She was my biggest baby, and this was by far my fastest, easiest birth! It was truly amazing!
I had so many people tell me throughout my pregnancy that having the baby this way "wouldn't work," and I'll admit that at times, even I was skeptical. But it really did turn out just the way I was hoping. I am so happy to have discovered HypnoBirthing, and am even more excited to support clients choosing this program now that I have personal experience!
- Kara (doula with Sacred Space Birth Services)
Erin Stertz-Follett, Owner