When I arrived at this birth, this mom was still walking around, getting her kids ready for bed while listening to her hypnobirthing affirmations. When compared with most labouring women, you wouldn't think she was in labour at all. She was 5cm at this point and soon decided to hop into the tub. She continued to listen to her beautiful affirmations that were playing aloud and when she felt the baby coming, she reached down and pulled him up herself. The next 20 minutes were spent just chillin in the tub, admiring the little man that was inside her for the last 10 months. When she felt her placenta coming, she reached down and delivered it as well. This birth was an absolute gift. She was strong and in control of all the sensations her body was feeling. It was an honour to witness this family welcome this new baby into our world… and yes, now I believe hypnobirthing can truly make a difference in labour and birth.
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