We were very surprised when, after not feeling much fetal movement overnight, we were told by our doctor after a 9:00 exam that Jen was already having contractions, was 2 cm, 90% effaced, and going to have the baby that day. But the birth was just great. We all had fun. The baby came at 4:23 pm that day. We were thinking “relax” the whole time.
I have to again say that it was a privilege getting to know you and working with you. I’ve learned so much from you and gained so much insight into myself. I thank you wholeheartedly. I will recommend you to anyone I know who’s pregnant. We thoroughly enjoyed our classes. I would love to see you do a course on Hypnoparenting, because you’re a great teacher.
Thank you so much for taking me and my husband on for Saturday’s class, for offering a quickie phone coaching session prior to the birth (should I go before Saturday), and for your willingness to try and finish the class Sunday or Monday if we have the opportunity. Your generosity is truly moving and I know the support I have received these last few weeks from people like yourself will make all the difference on my birthing day. Thank you and God bless!
The most valuable part of the hypnobirthing training for me was that during the months leading up to Leah’s birth I did not fear the physical aspect of the birthing process. The absence of fear freed up the emotional energy I needed to enjoy my pregnancy and create a positive anticipation of the birthing experience. Thanks Debi!
We hooked up the music and started the breathing exercises. After about 12 hours I was still only 4 centimeters dialated and was at that point resolved to the idea of having a C-Section but thank God my doctor was not and encouraged me to hold on and finally once I was 10 centimeters I breathed the baby down in about 30 minutes.
We barely had the chance to decide to do the HypnoBirthing refresher, much less actually take it. In any case, it was a lovely birth – 2 and 1/2 hours labor, about 25 minutes of pushing – an absolute celebration of the power of hypnobirthing.
I’ve been meaning to really thank you for the HypnoBirthing classes. It’s hard to believe our baby was born only 2 days after that class. I’m sure what we discussed that night did help me on some level. I find it hard to believe I could have stayed as relatively calm as I did without the information you started giving us. Thanks again for everything!