I kept telling my husband not to call our midwife, not yet, thinking I might be a long way off… But I was already in the zone and was actually very close to transition but of course I didn’t know that at the time. He didn’t listen to me anyway and snuck off when I was on the loo to call her. Despite his sneaky move, she didn’t make it for the birth. I had three things that I often visualised for my planned home HypnoBirth, me in the birth pool in the lounge room, my midwife there and me receiving my baby as she was born. Not one of those things happened but it was still amazing.
Although I didn’t get to receive my baby in water with my midwife there, I wouldn’t change a thing, it was the birth I was meant to have with the people (and dog) I was meant to be with.
If you would like to prepare for your birth with HypnoBirthing, get in touch with us here at Birth and Baby Hub or check out the HypnoBirthing International webpage for HypnoBirthing Practitioners in your local area.
Photo Credit: Minna Burgess