Birth Story by Eunice and Raymond
I used to think that giving birth is a scary thing, with some people saying that giving birth is like putting one foot into Hell’s door and the pain level is very very high. So when I got pregnant with my 1st born, I decided to search for methods to mentally prepare myself for the experience. That’s when I saw a friend sharing her birth story on Baby with Bee’s FB. Learning gentle birthing helps me to calm down myself during pregnancy and being able to step into the Labour Room confidently and calmly.
During my 2nd birthing experience that happened last December, I gave birth to my 2nd girl. I started to listened back to Hypnobirthing music in my 2nd trimester and practice breathing whenever I can. When I started to have my Braxton Hicks, I was enjoying it, knowing that I will soon see my lil girl.
As time comes, hubby and I went into the labour room and I was allowed to walk around, eat and bathe before the active labour arrives. I did squats to naturally induce the labour as much as I could. When the contraction came stronger and more frequent, I kept myself calm, listening to relaxing music, and focusing on breathing. Since I did not take epidural the first time, I also chose not to take epidural again this time. Hubby kept me hydrated and also reminding me to stay calm and focus at all times.
At 10 plus at night, with my consent, the nurse checked and informed that I was already at 6cm. I was still feeling relaxed and focus even though the contractions keep getting stronger. Everything happened so fast, but I feel so empowered and aware of my surroundings. As I focus on breathing, I kept visualing my baby coming into the world and also being able to hold her after 38weeks of pregnancy. With only 4 strong breaths (according to my husband), I gave birth to my baby girl. He told me that this time, it only took me 10 minutes, from the time gyne entered the labour room to the second our baby was born. It was that fast, and I felt so awake and aware the whole time. Even after going back to the room, I am still awake and able to move around.
Thank you so much to Jessie and also Baby with Bee for educating me and hubby on the whole journey.