This is the story of Jane Rose’s birth, July 26th, 2013. It was such a wonderful birth that I just have to share it. My first birth was the med free and uncomplicated birth that I wanted, but it was nowhere near “easy” or “comfortable.” I had listened to the Hypnobabies tracks and read the material, but I never practiced and didn’t use them at all. This time I really embraced the Home Study. I started early, practiced often, and really focused on visualizing my birth with the tracks and through prayer. I slept wonderfully falling asleep to the affirmations and even used an inversion with the Fear Clearing track to flip my baby when she was breech!
Ok, so I've been needing to do this for a long time. Here is the story of Katherine Grace's birth on December 10, 2013.
I have to start with my son, Ben's birth. My water broke, before labor started, on the morning of my guess date. We went and had brunch, took our time getting to the hospital, and had active labor begin around 5:00 pm. I was fully complete by 8:00 pm and he was born at 9:12 pm. Not a bad labor for a first time mom!
Evelyn Ann was born Sunday, January 26th at 10:34am (note: her due date was the 25th!). My pre birth waves started on Saturday am. They were very mild and only every 15 min or so. Since it was too cold to walk outside, we went to the Mall of America and walked around and had a nice dinner. I went to bed around 9 pm and then the waves became more intense, but still seemed like I could "sleep through them". So I called my midwife, let her know I'd call if something changed and attempted to go to bed.