Many thanks to this first-time mom for sharing her triumphant birth story after a lengthy, medically-necessary induction!
Our little girl, Nova Therese, was born on October 6th after a labor induction due to preeclampsia. I believe that HypnoBirthing® made a day and night difference between the birth that I had, and the birth experience I could have had!
We were planning to have a home birth, and everything was set and good to go until my 38-week appointment, when I found out that I had preeclampsia. Everything changed in an instant and we found ourselves having to completely change our birthing plans and go to the hospital that day to get induced. Though I was upset, I was able to remember my Birthing Affirmations, and pretty quickly accept and step into the change that was about to happen.
My induction took three days, with the last full day being on Pitocin and having very intense surges toward the end. If it weren’t for the things I learned in HypnoBirthing®, and the way I practiced daily, I don’t think I would have made it three whole days. Honestly, I was pretty much "losing it" at the end, but managed to have a completely natural, drug free birth (aside from a little bit of nitrous)!
All of the nurses and midwifes that I had through those three days were very impressed with how calm I was, and how I was handling the intense surges from being induced. I am also proud of myself, and and so glad I chose HypnoBirthing®, because I believe it helped me have a WONDERFUL birth experience, despite all of the scary changes that I had to make!
- Grace, Andrew & Nova
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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!
Erin Stertz-Follett, Owner