It’s not easy being Huge! Me at 35 weeks
So I wonder to myself why I have not written about this topic before now. I have always cared a little too much about what people think and am letting that go once and for all. I have also been wanting to share more of myself on this blog so here goes.
After having my last three babies with the epidural and that whole shebang I have decided this time around to use Hypnobirthing to have an unmedicated birth in the hospital.
It’s funny a year ago I would have thought of anyone doing this and considered them crazy. Now I am the one being told I am crazy. Things can really come full circle huh?
It started out with me exploring the option of having a midwife instead of an OB. For all my girls I have ended up having the Dr on call deliver them for one reason or another and while it was not the most horrible thing ever it seemed impersonable and strange to have some person I have never met come in right when the baby is almost out, deliver and then leave with barely a Hi. I wanted something different.
My neighbor who goes to a practice of 5 midwives told me all about them. I went and had a consult and decided that would be the best for me. The midwife I met with was so personable with no time limit on our appointment and super knowledgeable. I have LOVED our appointments and have still not gotten over that she personally calls me to tell me my test results and see how I am doing! It shocks me every time!
So from our appointments I just started getting curious about natural child birth especially because I knew I had a caregiver that was supportive of birthing naturally. I figured I would need massive help getting me ready to do this and knew I needed some sort of class or program. Hypnobirthing was just one of the things I had heard about so I started researching for an instructor in my area and went from there. I love that Hyprnobirthing concentrates on complete relaxation during the whole birthing process.
I found an instructor named Debbie who worked with my husbands and I crazy schedule and would come to our house to have the classes. Can I just say it has been life changing? I have learned so much and am actually excited for it all to begin. I have come a long way from every time I have stubbed my toe, changing my mind and saying there is no way I can do this to actually smiling when I think about it.
I have no ill will for epidurals or medication and do not consider myself any type of superwomen for taking this on. it is just something I have decided to do this time around. I can’t way to share my birthing story with all of the details including the video for which I have hired a camera man to be directly front and center when this all happens.
*Just kidding about the last part!!!