A big congratulations to Kirti, who has kindly sent me her story to share with you. Kirti put a lot of practice in, and made use of hypnobirthing techniques when she went beyond her dates and felt impatient. Her story shows how connected she was with her body and her baby. Beautiful picture too. Thank you for sharing Kirti.
“I wanted to thank you again for your help. I couldn’t have birthed my baby without your book and your mp3s.
I read your book at least 4-5 times through my pregnancy and listened to the 3 downloads that come with it. I also loved practising my breathing to the background track. It was so relaxing! As I got to 40 weeks I started doing the Apple tree visualisation I found on your Facebook page and it really really helped me stay calm about going over my estimated due date.
And just when I started getting impatient, I got your gentle induction set. Within 3 days of that I’d had my baby! I really felt like it helped me let go and trust my body to start labour.
The day I went into labour (April 1st), I can honestly say it didn’t feel anything like labour. I didn’t feel any strong contractions just a lot of pressure. So I just kind of ignored it and went out for a movie! Once I got back I lost my mucus plug and the pressure became intense. So I put my son to sleep while on my hands and knees, listening to the induction track!!!
The pressure tapered off though so I had dinner, watched TV and went to bed while listening to my affirmations. I woke up again around midnight to the same sort of pressure whenever I peed. I stayed calm and tried to rest. I remember reading in Mindful Hypnobirthing that I would know the perfect time to go to the hospital. So I waited.
At 1.45am I started timing my pressure waves. They were 2.5-3 mins apart! So after timing them a bit I got ready, got in the car and left for the hospital. I had planned a water birth and I was very excited to get in the water to relieve the pressure. I reached the hospital at 2.50am and to my shock I was fully dilated! I pushed my baby out at 3.30 am, with no drugs and no pool. It was all me! What helped was remembering that even at the peak of the pressure I had breaks in which the intensity and pain washed away. Even when the head was out I was able to take a few breaths, calm down and push again. Although I have to mention that I did scream through it like a mad woman! They could hear my outside the hospital!!!
So there’s my story – I have you to thank for my quick and easy birthing experience. I couldn’t have done it without Mindful Hypnobirthing and the Mindful Mamma downloads.
Thanks, thanks and more thanks!”