Some birth stories are really worth waiting for.
Baby “O” is now 2 years old 🙂
There is so much to love about this birth story: dancing and playing music, pregnancy selfies and a beautiful birth partner.
And luckily for baby number 2, I am now running the Hypnobirthing Australia™ Supportive Caregivers Training for Midwives so they understand that there is no such thing as “too calm” when it comes to Hypnobirthing Australia™ couples.
There is also now a Hypnobirthing Australia™ Breastfeeding & Bonding with Baby Track because Tess is right, the birth is the easy part when you hypnobirth.
It’s Tess and Ed here, from one of your Hypnobirthing classes we attended.
Thought I would let you know how we got on.
Little Baby O (still nameless) arrived on the 19th of October at 40 + 4.
We were out to dinner for my youngest brother’s birthday at the casino, came home around 11 pm. Afterwards, Hubby and I were dancing around the house and playing music. At about
Afterwards, Hubby and I were dancing around the house and playing music.
At about 12 am, I couldn’t sleep, and was restless, so I woke up did some yoga, took a few pregnancy selfies.
At about 1 am, I was breathing through what I thought was Braxton Hicks, fell back to sleep for half an hour, another half an hour later, Hubby noticed my ‘Braxton Hicks’ were almost 3 minutes apart, so I sat on the toilet and breathed, while he called the midwife.
The midwife didn’t think I was in labour, as I ‘seemed too calm’ so she said she would take a shower and meet me in half an hour at the birth centre.
We got to the birth centre, and my contractions were getting stronger, so I squatted (why do they not use birth stools anymore?) and breathed through. They started running the
They started running the bath and had me move to the bathroom.
When I got into the room, I again needed to squat. as they were checking the bath temp, I started letting out loud heaves, as I tried to breathe through it.
As we were in the dark, and I was sitting heaving, Ed quickly looked down to see the head crowning. He pulled me against him so I could be supported.
At 4 am, Baby O was born, my waters hadn’t broke so my she was partly born in her caul, and she pulled her placenta out. so literally within seconds, we saw a huge fluid sac, her and as she came out she was holding onto her placenta!
So no need to birth the placenta! Midwives said they had never seen it before.
At Hospital at 2 am, birthed at 4 am, and out by 10 am.
The birth was the easy part!
I wish you did hypnobirthing for breastfeeding haha.
No one tells you how hard breastfeeding is.
Thanks, Pip !”