A medical birth was the only option I thought there was. My naive perception was that you went into labor, checked into the hospital, got an epidural, felt nothing and got a baby out of the deal. Isn’t that what modern medicine promises us? No pain and cute little bundle at the end of the procedures? Compared to giving birth in the old days - I thought - this was a better way to give birth – with drugs…
My husband and I had been married for 14 years and had suffered six miscarriages. Having a family turned out to be a lot harder than we thought and we had given up. But a wonderful miracle blessed our lives and we were able to adopt a beautiful 5 year old little girl. Finally – we had the family we had always dreamed of. We never thought that having a baby of our own was a possibility and we had put away that dream. It came as a big surprise to find out that we were pregnant and that it was going to work this time. I was elated and overjoyed – and then I thought – “Oh, no it has to come out!”
As I sat with our Perinatologist making plans for the birth of our new baby girl, she said it looked as if I was allergic to most of the drugs they routinely use at birth. I began to panic. I didn’t want to feel any pain and I was being told that I “needed to find an alternate pain management plan.” She suggested I take a Lamaze or Bradley class where I could learn breathing methods of coping with the pain. From all the negative media portrayals I had seen since I was young – panting “hee, hee, hee” patterns – just didn’t seem to bring any comfort and sent my blood pressure go through the roof! What was I going to do?
I began talking(or ranting might be a more accurate word) to everyone I knew. I needed help and fast. My nephew’s wife said she used HypnoBirthing® for her two kids and swore by it. I dismissed it at first, thinking there is no way I could talk myself out of pain through self-hypnosis – but something made me curious so I did some research.
That’s when I found a local HypnoBirthing educator.
We decided to have our baby girl at
My own experience in discovering HypnoBirthing®, and having
is truly the best kept secret in town. My vision is to help women get
back to the knowledge that their bodies know how to give birth to their
babies. The use of HypnoBirthing® is a transforming experience for all involved. HypnoBirthing® left me feeling empowered, stronger and made me a better mother.
I learned for myself and will be forever grateful that finally, there is a better way to give birth – HypnoBirthing®!
I am also the owner and founder of The Birth Education Center of San Diego. Our mission at the Birth Education Center is to empower parents through education by giving them the facts and options surrounding birth. Offering parents a safe place to explore their educational options, ask questions and make informed decision is the whole path of my Center. Visit this sister site to sign up for free informational classes, CPR, Yoga, Breastfeeding and much more!