‘’I was falling asleep, sitting up in my bathtub in the middle of labour!’’
How did I get to this blissful state during labour? How was I drug free and falling asleep in between rushes?
During my first pregnancy, we attempted a home birth. We read a hypnobirthing book, hired an inflatable bathtub and thought we were all set.
It didn’t work the way I planned. For many different reasons, and one induction, episiotomy and ventouse later, my baby girl was born at 42 weeks and 6 days.
Aside from the beautiful high I got from the 2 hours I was drugged up with morphine, the birth and the recovery were pretty intense and traumatic.
I realised that my approach towards hypnobirthing and the birth was totally wrong. Please not ...... Read more