Caesarean Delivery successes

I think the relaxation techniques we had been working on helped me out in staying calm through the whole process and the caesarean didn’t turn out to be nearly as bad as I had imagined.

(Our baby) was never under any stress so he emerged very alert and healthy. I was able to watch as they lifted him from my womb and words can’t describe the intense joy and overwhelming emotion I felt the moment I laid eyes on him. I definitely experienced the “natural high” new mothers talk about.

He is a very relaxed laid back baby and we are loving every minute of parenthood. Thanks again Bree for the follow up and for your help through my pregnancy. I recommend the HypnoBirthing program to all my pregnant friends and will definitely be adopting the approach again next time.

– Nicole

Thank you so much for the info about a c-section birth.  My husband used the relaxation techniques on me in the theatre and the Dr passed up baby straight away, she stayed on my chest the whole time I was being stitched up which was fantastic.

Because I was relaxed my recovery was excellent – I was able to refuse all pain meds the next morning.

– Ally

It may seem like an unusual undertaking to attend a HypnoBirthing course when you are having a planned c-section, but for us, it was a completely natural thing to do.

Before we fell pregnant, my husband and I knew that I would need to birth our baby via c-section (due to recent uterine surgery). A c-section was our only option and we were comfortable with this but we did however want our birthing experience to be as natural as possible.

HypnoBirthing seemed a great opportunity to bond with our baby before and after birth, and to learn techniques for relaxation that we could use in the lead up to the birth.

When we were 26 weeks pregnant we began our group HypnoBirthing course with Bree. Bree is a very supportive facilitator and led some wonderful relaxation exercises during the course. After the first class, we listened to the rainbow relaxation for the first time. It became part of our daily mantra until the birth of our daughter, including on the morning of her birth. We regularly practiced visualisation and the birth companions deepening. We had the idea that we would use the birth companions deepening while I was receiving the combined spinal-epidural.

We developed our “birth preferences” and I discussed these with our obstetrician who was very willing to support us. But on the day we were reminded why we didn’t call this a birth “plan”… I was whisked away by the obstetric anaesthetist to have my combined spinal-epidural, while hubby was getting the run-around trying to find some scrubs.

Despite this “change of preferences” I was able to put myself into a state of deep relaxation and shortly after the epidural hubby arrived. Our daughter arrived in less than thirty minutes, making us a family!

Sheis a relaxed and chilled out baby, part of these traits may be inherited, but we believe that the way in which she was welcomed into the world also had an important role to play. We encourage families-to-be to explore HypnoBirthing as a positive way to birth even if a c-section is unavoidable.

– Susan


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