HYPNOBABIES

ZYAIR’S HYPNOBABIES BIRTH

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This is my second hypnobaby. My first, Zayden, was born at home in the garage in my car. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜…πŸ˜ So ultimately with this baby we definitely wanted to make it to the birthing center.

I start having practice waves around 15 weeks and with this hypnobaby it started around 12 weeks – so waves were no thing to me. I was having them more consistently but since they weren’t growing stronger and closer together, I accepted them and appreciated the practice (so mental).

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𝖲𝖺𝖻𝖻𝖺𝗍𝗁 – this means I had the entire day to disconnect from the world and connect with God and my family and REST. I was 38 weeks pregnant. My husband, Brion, and I started the day boxing with our trainer. I felt good! I would pause when waves came and smile through them and get right back into it. After leaving we headed home. I freshened up and grabbed a bite to eat then headed to pamper myself. First up was a prenatal massage – best massage ever. I slept the entire time. Immediately following I headed to my chiropractor. I got adjusted and then for acupuncture while listening to my β€œBaby Come Out” track. My waves were the same, moderately strong, throughout the entire day.

Later that evening my waves picked up in strength enough for my husband to call and just touch base with the midwife on duty. She told us see how it goes over the next hour and then call her back. I decided to try and go to sleep and I succeeded.

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I woke up still having waves on and off as normal. My appt with my midwife was at 11am so I would discuss a plan with her. Maria and I discussed that baby was having trouble getting over my pubic bone (because baby was sunny side up) to get the heck out of there πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ so she gave us some exercises and Nurse Michelle even did a few to encourage baby to reengage in my pelvis. Because I was having consistent moderate waves they asked if I wanted to be checked – normally I’d say no, but I was curious to see. I of course utilized my bubble of peace the entire time. I had made up in my mind that no matter the verdict all was well. I was at a 1. They encouraged me to maybe walk a bit and hang with the family and then come back later and see if the waves progressed things along. I decided to grab Chipotle and go home because Brion had a basketball meeting.

I had a meeting scheduled in my home later that day and decided to cancel it so I could focus on baby. Around 4pm my waves were stronger. I decided to get in the bath to see what happened and encourage the waves to increase. My toddler decided he wanted to join me and entertain me. I texted my husband and and told him that when he gets home we should probably go into the center. The waves were now strong enough to where I wanted to listen to my tracks and lay down.

Around 6pm my husband was home and calling the midwife on duty to let her know what’s going on. I was downstairs listening to β€œDeepening Your Hypnosis” while my teenager laid next to me watching Mary Poppins. The goal was to stay at home as long as we could but not have a baby at home again πŸ˜…πŸ˜‚. I was group b positive so I needed to come in soon enough to get the antibiotics. At our 8pm call to the midwife (my husband did all the communicating with anyone. This was an important part of our birthing plan so I could stay focused) I told my husband I was tired and I was – the last two nights i hadn’t slept in the bed due to discomfort. She suggested I try and rest. I went and laid down and restarted the deepening track. Normally when I listen to this track uninterrupted I am knocked out by the end. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ When I was alert at the end of the track I know we probably should go in. We called her back at 9pm and she told us come on in so we could check things out.

The Birthing Center was an hour away from our home. I listened to β€œEasy First Day” during the ride. It was a peaceful ride. We arrived at 10:15pm. My husband called to let her know we were outside and coming in. There was no rush we got the stroller out of the back to put our toddler in – he was wide awake LOL. πŸ˜…πŸ€£ Our teenager was with us as well. This was important to me. I wanted our boys to be present at our birth.

We came into the clinic part of the birthing center and the midwife took me in the back to check me. I was at a three & his head wasn’t in my pelvis at all. She said it was clear that baby was struggling to get over my pubic bone. Again normally I would not want to know this but I was in such a good place mentally and my bubble of peace was really strong. We came back into the waiting area to discuss what we should do from here. Because I needed to get the Antibiotic and also the nature of my first Hypnobaby story πŸš˜πŸ˜… LOL she suggested that we either walk around or start the antibiotics and do pelvic lifts to help baby get over my pubic bone. We chose the latter.

At about 11pm I went into my room of choice (😜 Summer) and grabbed one of the medicine balls to sit on near the wall and started to do pelvic lifts myself every single time a wave came. The nurse came in and started the antibiotics. My husband put our toddler to sleep. at this point he still didn’t believe that we were having a baby. He didn’t even bring my bag in πŸ™ƒπŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚ by the time the antibiotic was done, I had did around 6 lifts. I no longer wanted to do lifts lol it was uncomfortable. I laid down with my toddler who was asleep on the bed and asked my husband to get my bag from the car. I wanted to get in the tub. He came back about 15 min later and the waves were strong. Strong enough to where i wanted to stand. He applied pressure to my shoulders giving me the relax cue. The cue allowed me to fully relax my body. (Sidebar: I love eyes open hypnosis! it is the bomb and it really works LOL) between a wave my husband got the nurse to fill up the tub.

I got into the tub at 12:30am. Each wave my husband would apply pressure to my shoulders (he was sitting behind me outside of the tub) and I would say peace. I was able to direct my hypnoanethesia to my cervix while visualizing baby coming down and out. At 12:38am my water broke. Midwife asked to check me and I declined. By 1am my waves prompted my body to push at 135am my baby was here!!! It was a boy!!! Didn’t find out it was a boy until we got out of the tub because my husband was β€œgetting himself together” lol he’s so dramatic but was the best birth partner ever.

So we went from calm to baby in 2.5 hours lol
Don’t underestimate the power of preparation, trust and peace. I prepared by prioritizing my hypnobabies affirmations and practice. I trusted that my body knew exactly what to do to get my baby here. I maintained a peaceful environment no matter the situation or circumstance.


ZAYDENS HYPNOBABIES BIRTH

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 was my brother’s 18th birthday. I woke up and did not feel like myself. After having several weeks of prodromal waves I was trying to maintain my bubble of peace waiting on my baby’s arrival. I was 39+1 and was trying to maintain a level of patience.

I decided I was cutting off from the world that day. I was still having pressure waves they just didn’t have any type of consistency to them. I started having practice waves around 15 weeks so waves were a norm to me. I put my phone on DND and decided I need some time to myself and to allow my body and baby to prepare for our birthing time. I took a two hour nap and then woke up contemplating attending my chiropractic appt. After conversing with my husband I decided to go even though I would be late. I got adjusted and then did acupuncture while listening to Baby Come Out. After leaving there I decided to go get my nails done because they were looking bad lol. Once I made it home, I took another 2 hour nap. Very weird because I do not nap like this – not at all during my entire pregnancy.

Around 7pm or so I decided to go get in the bed. I had never watched so much TV in my life lol and by 8pm I started to have consistent pressure waves. Enough to where I changed my positioning to be more comfortable. By 10pm I decided to listen to my tracks because they were about 5 min apart and stronger than what I was use to. I figured this may be my birthing time however due to weeks of prodromal waves I did not fully believe it. Another hour passed and I breathe through the waves. My husband was getting ready for bed lol he was probably sleep because he was used to my body having increasing waves especially at bedtime. 12am my water broke with a wave. For someone who had experience a natural breaking of waters, I was in awe and intrigued lol. We jumped up put down some towels and my husband called the midwife to inform her. She suggested I get some rest for as long as I could. An hour later the waves had picked up and we decided it was time to go in because the birthing center was 45 minutes from our home.

During the car ride I was able to continue listening to my tracks. I really really enjoyed Easy First Stage, like loved it. By the time we got there my waves were about 3 minutes apart. I opted to walk to the birthing center which is located inside the hospital. I would have to stop ever 2-3 minutes and breathed through each wave. The midwife checked to ensure my water really broke and then checked me. She did not share with me where I was (later I found out she shared this with my husband – I was at a 3) but suggested we go home to be comfortable until it was time. I was slightly confused because my waves were strong and close but trusted her judgment. I dont think it appeared as if I was actively ready to birth because of how I went through each wave peacefully.

On the ride home I opted to ride in the back of the car for more comfort. At this point with my tracks in my ears, I had to say peace through my waves to remain calm and relaxed. When we made it home I got in the tub. I thought I was only in there 20 minutes. Come to find out I was in there for an hour and able to sleep peacefully between each wave. After an hour I was ready to get out and wanted to lay back down. It was no longer comfortable in the tub.

This part was kind of blur to me but I know he called the midwife to inform her of how close the waves were and tell of my back discomfort. My son decided to turn around so my husband needed to apply pressure to my back with each wave from here on out. He also had to use the relax cue and pressure on my shoulder to help me focus. He would say peace to remind me to say it to relax.

I have no clue why we didn’t leave then lol but honestly after hearing my husbands side he said my waves had stopped. I believe this is when my body had finished transformation and it was time to rest. I laid down in the bed for about 10 minutes and then felt my body begin to push. Out of fear of poopin in the bed lol I went into the rest room and told my husband we need to go. However I couldn’t move lol he had to come and get me dressed because my body felt weak. I was standing but could not move. He put his shorts on me and finished dressing me and after a series of waves we made it to the garage door. At this point waves were coming back to back and I could feel the blood and amniotic fluid running down my leg as my body naturally pushed each time a wave came.

As soon as we got a break my husband was able to guide me to the back seat of the car. Having to apply counter pressure to my back I would not let him get in the car to drive. The car was running and the garage door was open. My 11 year old was standing nearby wondering how he could help and get me the birthing center lol poor thing. My husband was trying to figure out what to do so he told our son to go get our neighbor so he could possibly help or drive us. It was around 530am. At this point my husband had only heard me push but never saw it because the house was dark. When he saw my body push he opted to call 911. I told him he had to go get scissors because the shorts had to go. I could feel the baby coming closer with each wave. Craziest thing is how rational I was able to be, I didn’t feel out of control. My husband was more prepared than I gave him credit for. He reminded me to turn on the push baby out track and with each wave, he was still giving the relax cue reminding me to say peace. I’m amazed.

By the time the paramedics pulled up our son made it outside with the scissors and the paramedics cut my shorts and I reached down and could feel the baby crowning. With the next waves I pushed out the head. I had to inform the paramedic that I would not need his help and would be waiting until the next wave to continue pushing (how? only God knows lol). With the next wave at 6am I pushed out our beautiful baby and pulled the baby to my chest and luckily we had blankets in the car that I was able to wrap the baby in. Through full out tears I was able to look down and see he was a BOY! We were Team Green so we had no idea. I then had to inform the paramedic that I wouldn’t need him to clamp the cord right away lol he insisted but I wouldn’t let him. He was so confused. We then took a ride to Mercy in the back of the ambulance after arguing about whether to go to the nearest hospital (there was one about 5 min from our house) or go to the hospital we preferred where the birthing center was located. By 7am we were at the birthing center and by 5pm we were back home.

Not exactly the birth I envisioned lol although I did visualize having my birthing time during the evening and into the morning but I am grateful! Hypnobabies is God sent.

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