First time mom has an easy, relaxed, and empowering induction for gestational diabetes and pre-eclampsia
Since before becoming pregnant I knew I wanted to have a different experience than those many horror stories we hear all the time. I wanted my birth to be beautiful, peaceful and quick like my friend's birth. When we finally became pregnant I knew I wanted to try my friend's method of hypnobabies and put fourth all of me so that I may have a great experience, one I would be proud to share and one that I could have as much control as possible. We left our OB to go with a Midwife group but @ 20 weeks I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes, and risked out of that group. We found a new midwife group that did see high risk patients. We saw a specialist for diabetes and a nutritionist and followed my diet because in my mind I wasn't going to do anything that would jeopardize my baby's health or giving birth the way I had been envisioning for quite some time now. Just because I started eating better did not mean I wasn't a ball of anxiety, I stressed and worried constantly about anything and everything that could go wrong because it took us so long to conceive I still couldn't believe that I was growing my baby inside me and the overwhelming sense of fear plagued me until our hypnobabies class started.... Pregnancy affirmations, fear clearing were a god sent! Just after our first session I felt so confident and relaxed there were days I heard my pregnancy affirmations once, other times 5 times a day. As the time got close for our birth day we were told by our midwives that I would need to be induced because having gestational diabetes your chances of complications on/or after 40 weeks increases...tentative given induction date THANKSGIVING a day I had envisioned since my very first OB visit.