hey kate-just wanted to write you a quick note and let you know our son izaac was born march 3rd and the birth was everything we had hoped for!
march 2nd was my due date and at my appt earlier that day, i was only 2 cm and 80% effaced. however, after a walk and acupunctureappt that afternoon, we called the dr @ midnight the same evening when surges were consistent of 5 minutes apart for 2 hours. he told us to come in but one of my other doctors advised if i wanted a natural birth to wait until 3 minutes apart so we informed the dr on call of that plan. after a bath, the surges became closer and more intense, pretty much went rapid from 4 and 3 minutes apart, which is when i showered and told my husband to get ready to go in. by the time we arrived at yale it was about 2am and i was 2 minutes apart…but when checked, even though 100% effaced, i was only 4 cms so the doctor told me he didn’t expect anything until 11am, best case 9am and i would push for a couple hours…which i was not that happy to hear nor believed since i was already 2 minutes apart and they were very intense.
well at 4:30 i told the nurse i felt the urge to push, she woke the doctor and to his amazement, i was all the way dilated. by the time all was said and done i only “pushed” for about 4 minutes and baby was born at 4:50am. he was put on my stomach and immediately looked up at me. he was completely alert and all kept commenting on it, he was also very calm. only cried when they started to rub his back to ensure he was ok.
The delivery doctor who is very senior seemed very shocked by how quickly and smooth everything went, the nurses amazed. even all the staff on the post partum floor were making comments to us, including the head pediatrician to our practice who said called it “an 84 minute delivery” (they counted me admitted for less than 2 hours once i got into labor & delivery room from triage) and stated that izaac was one of the most alert babies he had seen. another pediatrician from our practice saw him at the check up and had asked if the baby was cesarean because his head and body were so perfect. i also was in good shape, only one small superficial tear and none of the typical pregnancy “pushing” side effects of bowel movements or hemorroids…baby and i were released after only 1 night at the hospital.
so all in all- a big thank you for introducing and teaching us how hypno birthing can bring you the experience you want, not the one the medical profession and those previous expect or tell you that you are goingto have. by all means, please share my story with other future moms. ~tiff