"We truly felt empowered in our birth and it was such a positive experience!"
We went to the family cabin on Friday night (my guess date was the following Tuesday)...
I woke up early Saturday morning feeling like I was peeing in my pants. I wasn’t exactly sure what was going on, but thought it might be something with my bag of waters. I let Andy sleep a bit longer and tried to go back to sleep for a little bit. After a while, I woke Andy up and told him we probably should head home because I thought the baby might be coming. We took our time and made breakfast and said goodbye to family and then headed home. It definitely was my water (aka "membranes releasing") because I leaked all the way home! We got home and it was a beautiful sunny day.
We had the most wonderful, quiet day at home. We went for a walk, took naps, showered, ate food, etc. I eventually got to the point where the surges were more noticeable. We finally called the hospital (we delivered at United) late in the afternoon and they asked us to come in. My surges were right on track with the guidelines you gave us for when to go in, so I was happy to go in.
They admitted us when we got there and we ended up in the room with the tub they use for water birthing. I spent the next number of hours in the tub, in bed, and moving around a bit. We had the birth affirmations playing throughout the birthing process and they were so helpful!
I had no idea what time it was or that the doctor was even in the room when Cohen was born. We had the most wonderful skin to skin right after he was born and he latched so well and ate like a champ right from the start. Our nursing staff and OB were amazing and they supported us in all of our birth preferences and didn’t push anything.
Cohen is such a happy, content kid and we love him more than anything! Thank you again for all you helped us with! We truly felt empowered in our birth and it was such a positive experience!
- Rachel, first-time mom
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. Feel free to email her at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions!
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Erin Stertz-Follett, Owner