Some moms (especially some who have had fast births before Hypnobabies) worry that their next births might be TOO fast.
My tip is this: In your mind change it to ideal birthing time. Visualize what you want. Maybe you want a 6 hour birthing time (which is fast to many) so whenever you hear “fast and easy”, think ideal length of time and easy. 🙂
When I shared this on the Yahoo Group a mom shared her experience and said I could share it here!
This was my exact fear when I started the program and was almost the reason I didn’t try Hypnobabies for my recent birth. My 1st birth was 8 hours, but my second was only 4 hrs start to finish – I was only at the hospital 2 hours or less. I was very worried that I wouldn’t get to the hospital in time for my 3rd or have someone available to take care of my kids while I was birthing.
What I can tell you is that I was surprised at how much warning my body gave me this time around as opposed to my prior births. My first two pregnancies had a lot of BH, and my second birth even had a trip to L&D thinking this was the real thing. When it came time to have my second child, things went from nothing to intense very quickly. For my third birth (first Hypnobabies) I started having very manageable PW at 7AM that lasted on and off throughout the day. I could tell that this was my birthing time but my body started out nice and slow. I did not wind up going to the hospital until 11 PM when things picked up in intensity and my daughter was born at 3:45 AM. From “intense” to baby it was only 6 hours but technically I was probably laboring for 21 hours. I did visualize that I would have plenty of time to get to the hospital and all my support people would be there for both me and my kids which happened to a T.
My only regret is that in my visualization I pictured things going “nice and slow” so that I could feel good about everyone getting where they needed to be, and I think I visualized my birthing time to be too slow LOL. So I agree with PP that even though the tracks talk about a fast birth, your visualization is a very, very powerful tool. Picture your birthing time exactly the way you want it to go and let your body do the rest.