Birth Stories

Hypnobabies And Mental Preparation Helped Marjorie During Her Third Hospital Birth

  • When did you realize you were really in labor?

    After I went in before my scheduled apt and my midwife checked me and I was 8cm. This birthing time was so different from
    My other two. I had contractions all. Ugh but super spread apart. When I went in and was told I was an 8 I was so happy! I was 41 weeks and 4 days, had four sessions of acupuncture to induce and finally my body went into labor. At 8cm with my first two natural births I was in much more pain but this birth I was walking and talking and even eating. Once my water broke my beautiful boy came 1 hour later. This was my fastest birthing time! My first was 18hours, second was 8 hours, this one a total of 3-4 hours.

  • What was the most challenging thing about going natural?

    I had two natural births prior to this one so I didn't really have difficulty with having a natural birth. The pushing phase is always the most painful but it's all about mindset! The mind is very powerful!

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  • What was the most helpful thing you did to prepare for childbirth?

    Hypnobabies and mental preparation.

  • What surprised you about your birth?

    How fast it was, how different it was from my first two and the fact that I pushed out a 10lb 6oz baby and didn't tear at all!!!

  • Ladies you can do it!! We are meant to have natural births!! It's a mindset feed your mind positive things and decide that there is no other way to go than birthing naturally, it can be done and it's a beautiful experience!!
  • What pain relief strategies worked best?

    Really just breathing and mindset, it hurt there is no way around that.

  • What position did you end up delivering in?

    Sidelying with hubby holding my leg in a squatting position.

  • How did it feel to hold your baby for the first time?

    Words cannot describe it. Best moment ever!

  • What advice can you give to other mamas who want to go natural?

    Ladies you can do it!! We are meant to have natural births!! It's a mindset feed your mind positive things and decide that there is no other way to go than birthing naturally, it can be done and it's a beautiful experience!!

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