The Born This Way Blog is where I plan to give some advice in my own words. Tell you about my experiences and hopefully make any soon to be mums relax about your due date. I thought what better way to start this than to give my story of how Jonah came into this world.
My estimated due date came and went with no sign of our baby. He was far too comfortable. When I was six days overdue and after much discussion and informed choice, we opted for induction as our baby was measuring over ten pounds and I felt it would give me more chance of having a normal delivery.
When labour got going I was having regular surges and kept waiting on it to escalate to a level that I expected to be labour. Even with my knowledge of Hypnobirthing, I was still cynical I could relax enough in labour. More fool me! The techniques were excellent. I was calm and relaxed in the ward, bouncing on a birthing ball and listening to my Hypnobirthing music and keeping hydrated.
and being induced. She said “right, let’s get you back in control” and she was amazing and for what she did next I will always be grateful. Tracy put my music back on and was stroking my hair. She whispered words of encouragement and then Stuart and Tracy really got me back to being focussed on my breathing. It was amazing.
Stuart read scripts and I could feel my whole body relaxing down and felt the connection with my baby intensify. Within a couple of minutes the pressure feeling had gone and all I could hear and focus on was my breaths, my music, Stuart's voice, his touch and Tracy being generally awesome.