Her first Hypno-BABY was 11 pounds and a hospital birth. Her third baby, second Hypno-BABY is born at home and weighed 10 lbs! "BIG" babies, right? Tiny mama, right? Birth works...trust your bodies, mamas.
Hello wonderful Hypnobabies Families!
We often receive fabulous birth stories from our ecstatic moms and dads who have given birth with Hypnobabies and we are proud to share them on our website and Facebook page. Now we are offering you an opportunity to share your insights and advice with others who are studying Hypnobabies in a way that will help families all over the world. You can become part of the "Hypnobabies Team"!
We are currently in the process of updating our Hypnobabies course and we are adding quotes from our Hypnobabies students to encourage and educate other Hypno-families. We would love to have quotes from Hypno-Moms and Dads, and any other family members (or even birth attendants) who were in attendance at your Hypnobabies birth(s).
We would also love to hear from Hypno-Doulas what your perspective on the subjects below are – how did they help the Hypnobabies moms that you have served?
We need a short, two to four sentence quote on how (choose, 1 or 2 or any) the information in the following Hypnobabies course subjects *helped you*, or what they *taught you* or how you *used the information during childbirth* that allowed you to have a more relaxed, confident pregnancy and/or easier, more comfortable birthing, and/or postpartum:
• Benefits to you of taking a live Hypnobabies class or doing the Home Study (whichever is applicable)
• Our Special Place/Easy Comfortable Childbirth tracks
• Practicing the Finger-drop technique
• Practicing Eyes-Open Childbirth Hypnosis
• Practicing Eyes-Open/Directing your hypno-anesthesia
• Using your Bubble of Peace
• Pregnancy affirmations
• Importance of practicing often
• Listening to your Deepening track
• Using our specific Hypnobabies “language”, birthing wave, birthing time, guess date, etc.
• Reading scripts together, or any practice with your Birth Partner
• Birth Partner’s script/CD/track (if applicable)
• Hypnobabies nutrition, exercise, avoiding toxic substances, stages of birthing time
• Learning about your pregnancy and childbirth choices; that *you* get to make all the decisions
• Hospital staff/birth center staff/midwife attitudes and respect – how did Hypnobabies help you gain these things in your Birthing Time?
• Creating your birth preferences
• Baby Kindness
• Optimum fetal positioning
• Info/perspective on guess dates/guess months
• Info on Hypno-Doulas
• Timing birthing waves
• Hypnobabies’ childbirth education: how birthing begins, waterbirthing, membranes breaking, hospital procedures, being responsible for your own birth, vaginal exams, etc.
• Belly Mapping
• Birth Balls
• Mother-directed pushing
• Listening to Pushing Baby Out Track
• Cesarean Fact Sheet
• Breech information
• Birthing rehearsal
• Mom and baby care info
Quotes – [your name].
Please also include the following in the body of the e-mail:
Your full name
City and state/province
Type of Hypnobabies course you studied (Class or Home Study)
Hypnobabies LLC has my permission to use the following quotes in their written educational and promotional materials, and any website or Internet posts.
Thanks so much,
Kerry and the Hypnobabies Team
I believe our Hypno Pregnancy/Birth started long before we found out that we were growing our very own little life in my womb. I knew about four years ago that I wanted to seek out more information about the practice of hypnosis for child birth once I read an article in a random dental office magazine about hypnosis for successful natural childbirth.
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Although I knew that I would utilize hypnosis for childbirth techniques for the then “someday,” I had no idea where to find more information or where to start; and I really had no idea how much more wonderful the practice, education, and relaxation techniques HypnoBabies has to offer would really be.
Fast forward a few years, and just one month after my husband Chris and I got married, to the very beginnings of nausea, heart burn, not being able to stomach the thought of the smell of anything barbecued and all the questions that come with first time pregnancy and childbirth.
Luckily for us, my brother and his fiancée were about five months pregnant with their beautiful baby boy and had stumbled across a link to HypnoBabies in the reference section of a psychology book. They too felt that natural childbirth fit them, so I didn't have to look far when I was ready to start educating myself about all my options, alternatives, and decisions my husband and I would be needing to make in the next thirty eight weeks.
Also, in the back of my mind were the stories my mother, all five feet two inches of her, had shared with me about her experiences birthing her three children (including me and my little sister who weighed upwards of ten pounds) naturally, and as my pregnancy progressed, I found out that my mother-in-law also birthed all three of her children naturally. At that point I was more and more convinced that I had to seek every avenue and find every technique I could to try my best for a natural childbirth. I had no excuse why I couldn't at least try, if both of these very small but strong women in my life could do it!
Chris and I didn't start our official Hypnobabies classes until October of 2010 with our instructor Jill Tanner (Seal Beach, Ca.) whom we can't say enough about, but again, luckily for me, I was able start my HypnoBabies education earlier than October as my brother and his fiancée had already gone through their HypnoBabies classes, and they were generous enough to lend me all their materials.
Not to mention that I got used to watching them leave once a week in the evening with their pillows and blankets in arm, and coming back a few hours later looking completely relaxed and ready to fall asleep. It was definitely something I was looking forward to.
When our turn came around to start our classes, I was already semi-informed on some of the major issues in pregnancy and birthing, including the importance of healthy nutrition (The Brewer Diet was my favorite nutritional recommendation guideline to follow.), getting regular exercise, and avoiding negative birthing stories and/or people who were not supportive of my decisions to keep a healthy and positive outlook on birth.
The one person that I totally forgot to make sure was completely on board with me was the most important person to include in such a huge decision in our lives, my husband! Whoops!
At first when I mentioned the idea of hypnosis for childbirth and the Hypnobabies classes that I'd signed us up for, Chris seemed a little leary and wanted more information on what the classes would be like. He was afraid it would be a bunch of hippie type women wearing tie-dye and chanting in circles, something similar to what we'd seen in a recent Jennifer Lopez movie, “The Backup Plan."
It wasn't until our first meet with Jill and the other Hypno couple that we shared the class with that Chris realized what a magnificent tool hypnosis for birthing could be for us and that it was nothing like he'd imagined. He was impressed at the extreme state of relaxation we both seemed to reach with even our very first practice of guided imagery in class.
Following suit, the days, weeks, and classes flew by. Before we knew it, we were at week 38 and the anticipation to meet our little girl was building. I remember telling myself that she was going to be difficult and hang around until week 41 or 42.
Then on Thursday December 9th I had my 38 week appointment, and my O.B. asked if I would be okay with a cervical exam to see if there was any sign of activity, and being as anxious as I was, I agreed to one, but I did ask for no stripping of the membrane. I wanted her to stay warm and safe for as long as she wanted. I knew she'd come at her right time.
Little did I know that she'd be coming much sooner than I had anticipated! That night I remember waking up once about every hour with pretty strong but brief pressure waves. I got very excited and exhausted!
By the time dawn broke and the pressure waves stopped, my excitement faded, and I chalked up the nights insomnia and pressure waves to more practice. Nevertheless, I asked my husband to stay home “just in case,” and he took me on one of my daily walks with an added bonus to the local coffee shop (I stuck to some of the seasonal hot chocolate of course).
After we returned, I decided to relax and try to catch up on some of the sleep I lost during the night but then started to notice a little bit of nausea (which I hadn't felt since the early months of pregnancy) and the need for my body to clear itself out, if you know what I mean?
During one of my bathroom trips, I noticed what I thought could be my mucus plug, but I wasn't completely sure that's what it was so I just continued about my day. We ate dinner like normal, had a couple of chocolate chip cookies, and by 9 p.m. decided to go to bed.
We said “good night”....
Around 11 p.m. I was rudely awakened by a powerful pressure wave that lasted about ten minutes. At this point in my pregnancy, I'd been experiencing practice pressure waves since around 6 months, but this pressure wave was nothing like I'd ever felt before, nor had they ever lasted that long. Thankfully my Hypnobabies practice kicked in right away as I leaned over the bed and breathed the relaxation to center of my body.
It took me by surprise, and I knew right away, for sure this time, that Holley was on her way, but I still waited to wake Chris up until the next pressure wave came about 20 minutes later. Again it lasted about 10 minutes. I calmly woke him up, told him it was time and that I was going to get in the bath while he gathered all our stuff to pack in the truck.
He kindly played an appropriate Hypnobabies cd for me while I took my bath and got us loaded for our trip to Long Beach Memorial (where I was born), which happens to be an hour from our home in Lake Elsinore, Ca (I'd spoken to my OB a few times to make sure it was okay to plan Holley's birth so far from home, and he assured me it would be fine, and that he even had previous patients in the area).
I finished my bath, We made a last check to make sure we weren't forgetting anything, called my mom to let her know we were on our way to her house, and left by about 1:00 a.m. Chris already had my positive pregnancy affirmations track playing for me while he was driving since WE COULDN'T FIND MY MP3 PLAYER WITH ALL MY TRACKS ON IT!!!
When we left, my pressure waves were about 10 minutes apart. By the time we were 20 minutes into our ride to Long Beach, they became 5 minutes and shortly after that, 3 minutes apart. Chris was helping me time the pressure waves, and the closer they became, the faster I felt the truck move! That's something we both laughed about later.
We still had to stop by my mother's house to pick her up, as we asked her to be there for Holley's birth for support. I also thought for sure I'd find my Mp3 player at her house. After we got there, I lay down on the couch while everyone else frantically searched to find that precious little Mp3 player to no avail. Then we decided to try and bring a portable cd player so I could at least hear my tracks out loud, and it could provide a little extra calmness for all in the room too.
As it turned out, we couldn't find a working portable cd player, so after about 45 minutes at my mothers, I told them that I was ready to be at the hospital as I would be more comfortable, in case I would need to push soon.
We got to the Long Beach Memorial L&D ward around 3:00 a.m. and by the time a nurse came in to check me, I was at 5cm dilated and ready to check in to the room where I would birth our baby girl. We made sure to make the triage nurse aware of our plans to have a calm, relaxed birth so she could help set us up with a nurse that may have had experience with natural births or interested in working with us.
By this time I was still very calm, relaxed, and almost sleeping through all my birthing waves. Since there had been a change in plans and I didn't have my tracks/music to listen to, both my husband and mother took turns reading me scripts from the scripts booklet to help keep me focused.
We asked for intermittent fetal monitoring, a hep lock, low voices, low lighting, and a calm relaxed environment. Our birth hospital, nurses and staff were great and very supportive of our requests which made everything that much easier.
Each time our first night shift nurse came in to check on us, she could hardly tell I was having a birthing wave, as I would almost sleep through them! It was all going great, greater than expected after I knew I'd be working without my wonderful tracks.
As I got closer to a full 10cm dilated and transition, I admit that it did become challenging to stay focused, as we found out that my OB was not on call after all, and that I would be working with the resident doctor and/or another doctor.
Also, at this point, when the birthing/pressure waves were at there strongest, my bag of waters still hadn't burst on it's own so the resident doctor came in and decided to gross out my husband and stir things up a bit more for me. I had to remember that with “every breath I inhaled, I would be deeper and deeper relaxed”!
After the resident doctor burst my bag of waters, I still wasn't completely dilated or ready to start pushing so staying focused and going as deep inside myself as I could was the only thing on my mind. I sort of tuned everything else out and focused on breathing in to the count of 4 and out to the count of 8. That helped me tremendously.
Although, I requested limited to no vaginal exams during my birthing time, my L&D nurse was wonderful and very supportive and asked if I would be okay with a check to see how far dilated I was, so I agreed. Looking back now, I wish I wouldn't have agreed and just asked to wait for me to feel ready to push because I believe that our bodies push when they're ready even if full dilation hasn't occurred at the beginning of the need to push. At least I'll know what I'd like to do differently next time around.
Either way, as she did the final exam, she found I was at full dilation and decided to call for the head doctor who was to fill in for my OB, and he was nowhere to be found! Then I could hear the nurses calling for the resident and he came in and looked at me. Then the head doctor finally walked in! LOL! What a fiasco!
I know, had I not been as equipped as I was with all the hypnosis for relaxation and breathing tools, I wouldn't have been able to stay as relaxed and calm as I was while in the process of bringing my first child into the world.
After all was finally settled, I pushed for about a total of 30 minutes in a semi-upright (c-position) sitting position (that again, I now wished I would've done differently because I've had a hard time with the healing of my bruised coccyx), but at the time I was just so focused on pushing that I did forget a few details that I wanted to stick to. If I could go back, I think I would have stuck to side lying pushing or maybe squatting.
I didn't do as much of mother directed pushing as I planned on either (which I'm disappointed about because I feel like I wasn't quite 100% ready to push yet, but since it was my first time, I didn't know exactly how to listen to my body, and I feel like pushing before I was ready, and pushing on their command slowed Holley's descent slightly), but at the end of day, it was my first time birthing, and I had my beautiful baby girl on my skin before I knew it. I couldn't even cry out loud, I was so overwhelmed with emotion. I'm glad I was in a drug free, clear state of mind to feel it all.
We were also very persistent on reminding the doctor/nurse that we wanted to let her cord pulse for as long as needed, and then daddy cut the cord. That was something I wasn't sure he was going to be able to do! (Can you say vasovagal?)
All in all, our family's first birthing experience together was beautiful, calm, relaxed, and transcendent to say the least. My husband and mother were both completely relaxed and supportive through all the madness as well, as they focused on reading the scripts to me. I wouldn't have done it without them.
There are a few things, that I plan on doing differently whenever Holley's brother or sister decides to make his/her grand entrance, but I can't imagine our experience without the tools we gained from our Hypnobabies/hypnosis for childbirth classes. Birthing my baby and becoming a mother, in my opinion, truly is the greatest gift I've experienced in my life. Can't wait to do it all again! :)
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A recent article in the Huffington Post describes how new parents can be influenced by hospital staff to doubt their own parenting skills, right from the start. Fear of liability has created some unnecessary hospital admonitions and "rules" about newborn care which new parents actually have complete control over, just like all aspects of their pregnancies and births. Edicts, warnings and "advice" from staff and their sponsors such as formula companies can initiate confusion and undermine new parent's confidence to trust in their own intelligence about their baby's needs. Unnecessary interventions, including interference with breastfeeding and common newborn procedures can affect parent/baby bonding and baby's long-term health:
What Not to Say to a New Mother -- Hospital Staff
The other day I was visiting a family and their just-born baby in the hospital, and in the few short hours I was there, I heard a bunch of surprising comments:
•A nurse told a new dad (who was standing up, holding his 20-hour-old baby) to put the baby down in the bassinet, warning him that his son was safer in the bassinet -- otherwise Dad might drop the baby.
•A different nurse told a new mom (who was holding her 8-hour-old baby) that her daughter would be safer in the bassinet because Mom might doze off and "co-sleeping is not allowed."
These comments by two different staff members to two different families are, to me, eye-rollingly laughable -- obviously babies can be safely held by parents, both seated and standing. Obviously babies don't need to lie in a plastic bucket all the time for fear of being dropped. Probably the first nurse meant: "If you did drop him, we'd end up with a law suit," i.e., it's potentially dangerous to us, the hospital, not: "It's actually likely you'll drop him"...
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I had been told at my appointment at 39 weeks 4 days that I would need to be induced if I didn't deliver by 41 weeks due to my blood pressure creeping up over the last few weeks. I was concerned that an induction would lead to other interventions and possibly a c-section. My midwives asked me to come back that Friday to check my blood pressure, but that they thought there was a really good chance I would go into labor before that appointment. I wasn't so sure. Everyone had been telling me the whole pregnancy they thought I would go early. I had a feeling that either my baby would come even earlier than my last pregnancy (37 weeks 3 days) or be past my guess date. I have no idea why I thought that, but I did. At 36 weeks I had very regular pressure waves for most of the day and throughout the weekend, but we were able to get them to fade out by getting off my feet. I ended up on modified bedrest after that. At that point I figured I would go late, but everyone else thought it would be any day. So you can imagine everyone else's surprise when the guess date (Thanksgiving 11/22/12) came and went and my baby was still not here. I didn't mind though. I wanted her to have all the time she needed and secretly appreciated not spending Thanksgiving in the hospital, but I would have done it for her gladly if that was what she needed.
On 11/23/12 we went to our appointment and my blood pressure was the highest it had been all pregnancy. I believe it was 136/90 (not crazy high, but very high for me). They took it 3 times just to make sure it was accurate. I burst into tears as I knew that meant we were on the clock at that point. The nurse tried to comfort me and so did my husband. The midwife I was seeing that day came in and told me to not worry. She told me they would retake my blood pressure at the end of my appointment and that this didn't necessarily mean I would have to be induced at 41 weeks (she had felt differently than the midwife I saw earlier that week since I didn't have any other pre-e symptoms and my blood pressure was not off the charts). We listened to the heartbeat which was perfect. She asked me about the baby's movement and I realized I wasn't sure. I had been so preoccupied with worrying about he high blood pressure that I hadn't done my kick counts. The midwife said she would hook me up to the monitor just to see how everything was going. They took my blood pressure again before hooking me up and guess what….it was back to normal! I had been making my blood pressure rise with my worries! Then within minutes of being hooked up to the monitor I started feeling pressure waves. They were pretty strong and to my surprise started coming about every 5 minutes. This happened for the next hour. The midwife said she would go ahead and do an an internal exam to see if the pressure waves were doing anything. She said I was about 3-4 cm, 60% effaced and station -1. I had made a little progress so she stretched me to a 4 and said maybe that would be enough to get the pressure waves to continue and put me into active labor.
My pressure waves did peter out by the evening. I talked with the baby and let her know we were in this together and that I was ready if she was. I was really hoping she was ready because my favorite midwife was on call at the hospital, but only for another 24 hours. We went to bed and I woke up about 3:30 am to use the bathroom. I felt a little funny and by 3:48 am I was having pressure waves about 7 minutes apart. They were pretty strong and felt like a combination of braxton hicks and menstrual cramps. They felt different than with my son's labor, but they were strong enough were I felt like this could be it. I decided to listen to a Hypnobabies track (Easy First Stage). I was very comfortable at that point even though the pressure waves were strong. At about 5 am my husband woke up and I told him I didn't want him going to work. I started to feel sick and threw up in the bathroom. I had gotten sick with my son's labor too so I figured this had to be it. So we got up and finished packing the bags. My husband ran out to get treats for the nurses at labor and delivery while I continued to pack. The pressure waves were getting closer together which was making it hard to pack the bags. I called the midwife at about 6 am and she agreed I should come in. I told her we would be there about 7 am. We didn't end up leaving until close to 7 am because it was taking me so long to pack with the pressure waves being so strong and so close together. In fact we ended up not quite finishing because we realized that the pressure waves were getting closer and I couldn't talk through them and I got sick and couple more times. I listened to Hypnobabies through headphones on the car ride to the hospital. When we got to the hospital I was feeling a lot of pressure.
Our midwife met us at L&D. I had to stop a couple of times on the way back to the delivery room due to the pressure waves. Luckily Patty brought be right to a room and I didn't have to be checked at triage. When we got into the room at 7:30 am she checked me and said I was 8 cm. Everyone started rushing around to get the delivery cart ready. Patty said she could either break my water or I could get into the tub, but if she broke my water I would probably be ready to push right after. I told her I wanted to try the tub. I wanted my water to break naturally if possible and I had been really excited to use the tub for labor. On the way to getting to the tub I got sick again. Not fun, but I knew that meant I was getting closer to seeing my baby. As soon as they started lowering me into the tub I feel a pop and a lot of pressure. My water had broke. I started saying "I can't do this" meaning I can't be in the tub, but my midwife thought I meant I can't do a natural labor. I clarified what had happened and that I needed to push and they quickly helped me get out of the tub. I thought I was going to delivery the baby on the tile floor since the pressure had gotten so intense! They helped get me to the bed and I started to push. WIthin about 15 min my baby was born. They put our baby girl right up on my chest and I just couldn't believe she was here. She was born at 8:11 am, just 40 minutes after we got to the hospital! The nursed hadn't even fully checked me in yet! I did have to get a shot of pitocin after she were born just because they were a little concerned with the amount of blood I lost right before delivering the placenta (all was fine though). I also did have a 1st degree tear and needed stitches (I didn't feel the tear happen nor did I feel the stitches and it didn't bother me in the least during my recovery).
My first hypnobabies experience was 12 hours of labor (only about 4 hours of active labor and 15 min of pushing) and this time it was only about 4 hours of labor total with 15 mins of pushing. Not bad. I don't really feel like I ever had any pain, just pressure. The pressure was very intense, but it was all manageable and the relief you feel when the baby is born is amazing. I really can't say enough good things about Hypnobabies. The relaxation during pregnancy alone is amazing, but having such an empowering birth is beyond words!
Some of our wonderful, amazing Hypnoobabies moms have shared with us their baby's birth announcements and birth stories this week. Congratulations Hypno-Moms and welcome to all our Hypno-babies!!
Jennifer K. R.: Liam Nicholas, proud to be an intact male (3rd in our family), proud to be exclusively breastfed (3rd in our family), proud to be birthed naturally and a Hypnobaby (2nd for me), proud to be a lttle brother to Lily and Lucas. Liam was born in the hosptal, we would have choosen a homebirth had we lived closer to a hospital. He was 7lbs, 11oz, 20".
I loved my Hypnobabies experience, both times. I had a pain-free comfortable birth. I used my special-safe place, partner hands-on and cue words. I breathed my baby out (no pushing only "Ahhhhhh") in one contraction. My birthing time started at 10pm and he was born at 3:23am. I remained calm, confident and relaxed. I used a combination of "What If" and "fear releasing" one time with my 1st Hypnobabies birth during my birthing to kind-of "blow away" one drifting thought of an epidural. I knew that this was what I wanted. I knew I wanted to know what it felt like and it was one of the greatest experiences of my life.
I was so excited for both births, I never had a thought of epi during my 2nd Hypnobabies birth because I knew I had the tools I needed to "make it work for me!". You can make it work for you too! Have a beautiful birthing.
Valerie S.: Chloe Aurora was born at hospital 10 April 2012, 9 lb 5 oz, 21.25". She was a week "overdue," and my doctor decided that I needed to be induced. I arrived at the hospital at 6 AM, the Pitocin started at 10. At 3 PM I had not progressed to the staff's liking and they were pressuring me to have my bag of water broken.
When they pushed the issue again, I asked them to leave, and while discussing with my doula the repercussions of walking out and labeling the visit a "failed induction," my waters broke on their own and my birthing time began! Thanks to Hypnobabies and my mantra of "open, open, open," my beautiful baby girl was in my arms at 5:09 PM - my birthing time progressed so quickly by the time my doctor arrived, I was already nursing my happy little newborn. Chloe's birth was completely pain-free and comfortable - in fact, I was out running again when she was a mere 6 days old!
Daniella C.: Our fourth daughter and Hypnobaby, Cosima Cecilia, was born at home on 04.04.12. She weighed 6lbs, 6oz and was 20.25" (39w3d). Birthing time began at 11:30am and Coco entered the world at 2:17pm after two pushes. Much to our surprise (again!) is fair and has blue eyes (so far) like one of her sisters and is the perfect addition to our gaggle of girls.
Ashley B.: Baby Brooks born on December 6, 2012 at 2:31 am. Labor started at 10:00 pm. Brooks is my second child, the first one I did hypno-birthing. I was able to use deep breathing and my calming color to get through the contractions. I ended up getting an epidural and had Brooks 30 mins later. It was an amazing, relaxing experience and I wouldn't change a thing! Hypnonbirthing works!
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Malloree, using Hypnobabies, deeply focused during a "birthing wave", very comfortable. She is aware of everything going on around her; as much as she wants to be.
Will I be awake and aware during my labor using Hypnobabies?
Q) I'm wondering what being in hypnosis will be like when I'm giving birth. My midwife also says she is concerned that I won't be fully present and able to feel or know what's going on; that I'll be like a zombie or something. I understand that relaxation is deep but how much do you know of what's going on around you? I would like to really experience childbirth, just without the pain!
A) Then you've come to the right place! No zombies allowed. You are as aware as you want to be while in hypnosis. The hypnosis experience is different for each person using it, but it is simply focused concentration, like when you're deeply engrossed in a book or driving your car and thinking about something else at the same time. Both are states of hypnosis and you can see, hear and feel everything that you *want to* while doing them.
Malloree, still deeply in hypnosis after her wave is over
Here are some other perspectives about childbirth hypnosis awareness from Hypno-moms who have been there...