he was HERE! 

This week’s birth story comes from a lovely couple Brittany and Dom who attended a TCBS Hypnobirthing Course with Katie Daibess of Your Birth and Becoming, covering Troy, Michigan in the USA. 

Thank you for sharing this wonderful story with us!

On 20/05/21, we got to the hospital for our scheduled caesarean and they immediately started prepping me. From start to finish, I practiced my breathing techniques I learned from hypnobirthing. My husband, our team of doctors and I walked down to the OR as I was about to be prepped for my procedure. My husband was not allowed in the room until they were done prepping me, which means I had to get the spinal without my support person and that was difficult.

I just closed my eyes and breathed through everything, and I can honestly say if it weren’t for hypnobirthing, I wouldn’t have made it through the initial first step. Soon, my husband was right next to me and we knew we were moments away from meeting our son. I felt calm and safe. I knew my body was made to birth my son.

The caesarean procedure became a little intense for me, as I was feeling a ton of pulling, tugging and pressure. I used all of my hypnobirthing techniques and relied on my husband to get me through the moments where I felt like I might freak out or lose focus.

Soon, I felt a release of pressure and heard my son’s cry for the first time… he was HERE! The doctors immediately held him up over the drape so we could see him and after that, nothing else mattered. I breathed through the rest of the procedure and I have seriously never been so calm in my entire life. It was the most beautiful experience! If it weren’t for hypnobirthing, this would not have been the case for me. Even though things didn’t end up going as “planned” for the natural vaginal birth I thought I’d have, I now wouldn’t change a thing.

The birth of my son was beautiful and I’ll never forget how calming, peaceful and positive this whole experience was thanks to hypnobirthing. Katie has been the biggest support throughout my entire pregnancy, and I whole heartedly mean when I say I couldn’t have done this without her continuous guidance and support.
-Brittany

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