Emily's Birth

I came to hypnobirthing, because the birth of my fist child was so painful.  I attended my first two sessions with my husband.  I believed hypnobirthing could work for me, but I am a complainer.  I f a mosquito bites me, I complain, itch and complain more.  I have always thought I had a low pain tolerance.  During my hypnosis sessions, Dr. Laser would tell me about all the wonderful things about labor and delivery.  She believed it would be a beautiful experience.  At the time, I thought "Lady, if you want to think all of these wonderful things, go right ahead."

So I listened and practiced at least once a day.  My Branton-Hicks contractions continued though my labor, and went from painful to annoying.  I could see progress.  I thought this might work. 

At 10:30 p.m., my contractions were 6-12 minutes apart and very sporadic.  I went to bed, and hypnotized myself, and fell asleep.  In the middle of the night, I had Diarrhea several times.  I was so used to going to the bathroom in the middle of the night, this didn't phase me.  I went back to sleep.

At 3:00 a.m. I woke up and could no longer stay hypnotized.  I felt anxious and the need to walk around.  So I was walking around the house.  At 3:30 a.m. I woke up my husband, it was time.  He ran around the house at got us both dressed.  I called my sister at 3:45 a.m. and told her to come over to watch my other child.  While resting on the couch, I felt the sudden urge to go to the bathroom.  While in the bathroom, I waited to hear the sound of Urine.  Nothing was happening.  I felt in between my legs and the baby's head was in my hands.  I yelled to my husband, "I have her head."  He came running in, and placed me on the floor.  My husband delivered Emily, placed her on my chest, rubbed her down with towels.  He covered us up with blankets and we waited for the paramedics to arrive. 

We were all happy and healthy.  It was the wonderful experience Dr. Laser had told me about.

Carolyn Anderson