"Parents are like shuttles on a loom. They join the threads of the past with threads of the future and leave their own bright patterns as they go."
-Fred Rogers

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Zoe's Birth

I recently reached out to all of my former HypnoBirthing moms and dads to see if anyone wanted to share their birth story with everyone. Samantha, who took HypnoBirthing with me many years ago, just sent me the story of her third child, Zoe. I taught HypnoBirthing  to Samantha and her husband years ago at Elmhurst Yoga Shala when they were expecting their first baby. I love this story because it is so reflective of the stories I receive from my HypnoBirthing moms all the time. It really *can* be this peaceful and easy. Enjoy reading the story of Zoe's birth!

Hi Tricia-

I am sending you my last birth baby #3, Zoe born Nov. 28 2012 this was
my best labor!!!

I started feeling a lot of pressure around 4:30 pm and it was very
uncomfortable to stand. I made dinner and around 5:30 when we sat down to
eat I started feeling this burning sensation in my lower back that was
coming and going. I called the midwife who told me it sounded like labor.
I started timing them, they were not consistent at all but about 5-10
minutes apart and never got stronger. I got the kids ready for bed, my
parents came and I called the midwife and told her I wanted to come in. She
was going to check me and see where I was and worst case, send me home until
I was more consistent. As we were leaving, I felt my bag start to leak.
When I arrived at the hospital (about 8pm) I was 7cm and 90% effaced so I
was admitted. After checking me in and getting the antibiotics started
(strep B pos) I sat there and my surges were still in my back only and
not getting any more intense or closer together. My midwife Shari
decided that since my bag was leaking to break my bag. She broke my bag
at 9:30pm and had me get in the tub to relax and see if that could help turn
the baby into the proper position. I had a normal surge then I felt the
strong urge to push. I got out of the tub into bed and 3 pushes later,
Zoe arrived at 9:49pm.

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