Hypnobabies Twin Cities loves this story because it shows how important it is to carefully choose your birth team. This family used Hypnobabies and had an easy and pain-free first stage of their birthing time. The second stage, however, was unusually long and required a doctor's assistance in the end but Mom still had the vaginal birth she so desired. Some readers may wish to skip the "bubble of peace" section of the story. If you do, make sure you read the end, it's wonderful!
The birth of our beautiful son, Jackson Dennis, began on May 30th. I began to feel pressure waves steadily by evening. My sister, brother in law, and husband decided going on a walk after dinner may help to speed things up if this was indeed birthing time. I was reluctant to go, but did anyways because I was ready to have this baby! Earlier in the week I had tried pressure points, herbal teas, herbal supplements, and acupuncture in hopes that may help move my body and baby closer to birth. A few times during our walk I had to stop and take a break during a pressure wave. The waves were about 8-10 minutes apart earlier that evening. However, by the end of the walk I was timing about 5-7 minutes apart and was very pleased by the progress.
I had already started Blooma’s Prenatal Teacher Training when I found out I was pregnant. It was perfect timing. I started to feel really sick; nauseous, headaches, sleepless nights, but getting to the 10 required Prenatal Yoga classes was such a treat and could not have happened at a better time. It was hard to get there, but once I got there, it felt amazing. Blooma’s classes were a blessing in disguise since I had to take these classes for the training, yet I was a part of a community that intentionally gets together to practice yoga and to share their feelings and thoughts about pregnancy. I loved being a part of it and I learned so much about my body! The instructors were all amazing and truly care about pregnancy and what was happening in the lives of all of their students. It was such an empowering and loving environment and I felt so fortunate to be there.