I had my beautiful baby boy on Friday 20 Nov at 7.30 pm. I have fully enjoyed being part of this group and reading many birth stories.. I have decided to share mine first Birthing Experience with you.
It was a great experience for me.. it was not exactly how I planned ..but it turned out well in the end and I am truly happy about the whole experience.
TO begin.. I have allways been nervous/scared about the process of “ Labour” and never knew how I was going to have kids just at the thought of going through it…
When I found out I was pregnant .. I immediately started to look for ways to have an “ Easier/less painfull Experience” I came across Hypnobabies and immediately after listening to the Relax me Script I was hooked… I don’t think I could have managed my Birthing time without it…
So here we go..
I woke up on Thursday 19th and noticed some liquid trickling.. I wasn’t sure if it was urine or my water leaking.. I checked my doc who noticed that the amniotic fluid around the baby was less than should be..told me that I would need to be induced in the morning ( I was very disappointed as I planned an all natural birth) I came to terms with it and later that night ( around 10 pm)I started experiencing Very Light PW’s ( no pain ..jsut slight pressure) I was soo excited as I thought I would get to do it naturally.
5.30 am came and I needed to be in the hospital to get induced.. the PW’s didn’t get any more intense so I still had to be induced… the doc used a tablet ..which didn’t speed things up any.. I was still giggling and laughing through each Light Wave.
He then gave me pitocine at approx 1.30 pm .. My Pw’s began to become a bit more intense and closer togther.. ( still no pain only pressure) and I breathed through them and Felt amazing after each one.
At approx 5pm the nurse checked me and said I was only 5 cm.. ( this is my first time so I didn’t know whatt to expect) I swore that I was more dialted than that… The PW’s were powerful( not painful) and I was hoping that I was more dialated ….( my mum told me not to get discouraged as things could speed up and that I could go from 5- 10 in no time…. I was very tired and for some reason didn’t belive her.. ( she was soooo great and helped me sooo much..love her!!)
I think at this point I began to lose a lil control over my breathing as I thought that I would be in “labour” forever.. and I had no sleep the night before…
The Waves started to come A lot Stronger and closer together and I noticed that I was feeling more pain as my breathing was not controlled…. I requested pethodine and got a dose..( wish I didn’t because it didn’t help ) About 1 ½ hours later the doc checked me and I wass already 9 cm. ( my mum was rigght I dialted quickly) I began to feel the urge to push.. the doc told me to breath through them as I wasn’t fully dialated… I started to gain back control of my breathing and breathed through them.. I quicly was fully dialted and began to push… I was SOO tired at this point that I found it a bit difficult to push… I pushed for about 30 mins and my baby was out…
I didn’t have a Pain Free experience.. but I did have an amazing experience.. I remained in control through most of my Birthing Time.. I was relaxed and I Enjoyed the Powerful Waves that I experienced ( once I was Breathing Deeply)
I look back on how I could have done it differntly and the advice that I have is that ..DONT give up control…Even though it may not turn out the Exact way or you may hear something discouraging.. just know that once you contiue to breath and relax .. you can let your body open up more quicly and have a quick birthing time..
All in all ..The Real preesure waves and push time was approx 6 hours.. I enjoyed it and I know that next time I will benefit even more from hypnobabies as I know the power of my mind and capablity of my body
Hypnobabies hasn’t only helped me have a great birthing time .. it relaxed me tremedously during my pregnancy and is helping me be a more relaxed mother
Thanks for all the suport and good luck… You can choose to have a great birthing time.. just have to believe in yourself…no matter what arises