I couldn’t be more grateful that I invested time into the 5 week Hypnobirthing course with Carrie at Joymamma!
We welcomed our baby boy “Chase Eddie Sutton” into the world 1.44 am 08/09. 7 pound 52 cms!
I started to feel really crappy that morning, by the time we finished the Wednesday morning yoga I was getting pretty intense period pain like cramps during meditation.
I got the sudden urge to give Carrie a big hug on the way out the door!
I went about my day grocery shopping stopping every 15 mins or so to breathe through what I wasn’t really convinced 100% were early surges. I texted my support BFF that did the course with me at 6 pm and surges were already about 6-7 mins apart and said you should come over now! My partner and Yolanda made sure I ate, I had my candles on, music, stayed in the zone kept thinking about everything we’d talked about in class.
By 10 pm surges had been every 4 mins for two hours lasting at least a minute, I needed to wait for that second hour to be sure, we waited another hour of surges being every 3 mins to hit the road. Got to Nambour Hospital at11 pm, midwife was excited I wanted a water birth and loved that we were HypnoBirthing (Annette- Nambour).
I got checked as I wanted to know where I was at – 6cms, got in the pool straight away. Yol and Gaz set up candles and oils, music, made sure I was comfy. It was all on from there, waters broke like a big bubble popping during a surge and next thing I was in transition (sooo glad I knew what that was!) spewed all through the bath, we all had a laugh, I was apologising for the smell apparently I still have the sorest throat from my breathing, grunting – whatever you wanna call it!
In 3 hours he was here – it was intense, powerful, beautiful, exhausting, I had Carrie in my head saying “it’s only a minute or so at a time” so just focused on one surge not what was next … the midwife was amazing though barely said a word until the end and was just saying ‘breathe through it go with your body”! I was really impressed. Best thing I did was reach in and feel how far his head was down and getting closer, couldn’t believe I could feel a little head with hair in there!
He was so chilled out when he came out, I even refused the gas when I had to get a couple of stitches because I just wanted to be present with this little dude who was so so alert (stitches were top lip though not perineal! Massage the top too!) I didn’t feel it at the time)
Anyways can’t thank you enough Carrie, we got the natural water birth we trained for and envisioned! I hope that helps other first time mummas get excited like all your amazing stories helped me.
Chase’s parents attended HypnoBirthing classes with Carrie Jeff on the Sunshine Coast, QLD.