I was honored to be present to another wonderful HypnoBirthing. Dad
called me at 2:00pm to say Mom was beginning to labor. At 3:00 I arrived
at the mom's home to find her laying in her bed, looking very serene and
goddess like, breathing through her surges. Her surges were coming every
3 minutes or so and were lasting over a minute...I told Mom that she
could move to the birth center any time now. She said that she didn't
want to move because she was so comfortable. The midwife confirmed that
it was time to come in. We arrived at the birth center at 3:45pm. Mom
quickly resumed her relaxation. An exam revealed her to be nearly
complete. The midwife said "you are ready to have your baby now".
Nothing more was said. Mom began to lovingly breathe her baby down. She
was so wonderful in tune with her birthing instincts that she needed no
instruction. A short time later she gently pressed down and her baby's
head emerged. Another time and sweet baby girl was born (the time was
4:45pm). It was such a beautiful display of love and trust!
past 2 weeks, I have attended 4 HypnoBirths. Three of them were labors
lasting less than 3 hours, with Mom arriving at the hospital/birth
center complete or nearly so. The babies were born within the hour of
was longer with some minor special circumstances but was equally as
joyful as Mom met the circumstances with positive determination. She
literally laughed as she birthed her baby into the world. I feel so
honored and thankful to witness these miracles time and time again!
again, I am in awe of the power of it all!!!
Keeler D.C., HBCE, CD (DONA)