I just felt my body doing what it needed to do to bring her into the world.
Generally speaking, no two births look alike... and no two "hynpobirthing births" looks alike, either. Keep reading below for a bit of inspiration, and thank you to this Flutterby Hypnobirthing student for sharing her short but very sweet story!
Lucy’s Birth was surprisingly easy. I started having surges on the evening of the 19th, but with the Hypnobirthing techniques, was able to get a couple hours of sleep and then doze for a couple more hours between surges. By the time I started feeling like I needed to give things a bit more focus, my surges were 2-3 minutes apart and 1-1.5 minutes long.
We made it to the birth center a whole eight minutes before Lucy arrived, just barely giving me time to make it into the birthing room and breathe the baby out! I kept thinking as we were driving, “I am prepared to calmly meet whatever turn my birthing may take,” and chuckling as I thought about all the mental preparation I had done to tell myself that when birthing got long and intense!
I had read a couple days before Lucy was born that some women report feeling no pain throughout birth when using Hypnobirthing techniques, and I can say that was the case for me. I was certainly aware that I was giving birth, both during surges and while breathing Lucy out, but over all I just felt my body doing what it needed to do to bring her into the world.
Thank you so much for your class, and for the opportunity to learn more about my body and process through a miscarriage early last year. I am really grateful for all that I learned.
- Mackenzie, Austin, and Baby L
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