Two days ago, Casey called to let me know that they had their baby. It was great getting to hear about a Hypnobabies birth from a Dad first. He supported his wife wonderfully by staying calm and confident. Here is the birth story from Mom's prospective, with me filling in with Dad's phone conversation comments. Congrats to Cristy and Stephen.
Our Birth Story:
Mom: Our baby was born on July 12, 2014 at 8:26 pm. Baby was 6lbs-10oz, 19 1/2 inches and was a.....BOY !!! Everett Jay! My birth was amazing. I can not imagine it going any better. I was at lunch with my mom around 2:30pm and lost my mucus plug. We went to her house and I started having light pressure waves.
I drove home and asked Casey to meet me. By the time I got home the waves were more intense. I put on a Hypnobabies cd, got in the shower and then laid down. At 5:30pm my pressure waves were only about 35 seconds in length, but two minutes apart. This confused me, and because I wasn't in pain, so I waited. At about 7pm Casey heard me starting to "ahhh" and thought we should go to the hosptial.
Dad: Cristy wanted to do some last minute cleaning of the house, but I insisted that we needed to get to the hospital because of the sounds that she was making.
Mom: On the way there the waves got more intense. I was starting to grunt and ahhh. I was listening to a hypnosis cd in the car. Between pressure waves, I was able to repeat along with the cd.
Dad: I really thought the baby was going to be born in the car. She kept making the pushing noises that we learned in class. I had been worried before the birth that we might have the baby in the car, but I did my best to stay calm, like we talked about in class.
Mom: Once we got to the hosptial 8:15 pm and went in, they were certain I was ready. They got a wheelchair and we went to the birth room. I got on the bed and the next pressure wave I pushed, his head came out. I pushed again and out he came !!!!! 8:26pm It was amazing. I feel hypnosis truly helped and let me enjoy my birth. I never felt pain, only discomfort. I was able to have conversations in between my pressure waves and was able to have a natural birth. Thank you so much for what you do !!!! Please keep me updated on the rest of the group and feel free to share my story ;)
~ Cristy ( Everett's mommy)