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"All for Hypnobirthing"

About: Bunbury Hospital / Maternity

(as a service user),

My partner and I went through the positive birthing course.

I was 40+2 when I had a stretch and sweep by my midwife. The following night myself and my partner got into bed and as we were falling asleep I heard a pop. I felt the bed to make sure it wasn’t my waters and the bed was dry, ten minutes later I needed the loo and as I got up water just gushed out. So I let him know and called my midwife, since my waters broke before labour I had to go straight to the hospital for antibiotics and induction... lucky for me I went into established labour straight away pretty much.

Long story short I laboured everywhere in the room but the bed. I then got into the bath tub for the birth. I started mooing and not even realising it, I felt way too relaxed in the tub so decided to get out and use land. I birthed in a squat position with my fists holding myself up! 

The program definitely helped us! Whilst I may have lost sight of my goal and everything I learned went out the window, my partner reminded me to breathe and bear down!

All in all my baby girl was earthside in the most rawest and natural way.

I absolutely loved my birth, it was not calm and quiet, but so primal and raw and I feel so positive about it all.

I would not have been able to get through it if it wasn't for my amazing birth partner!


Response from Katrina Jones, Clinical Midwifery Manager, Bunbury Hospital, WACHS South West last week
Katrina Jones
Clinical Midwifery Manager, Bunbury Hospital,
WACHS South West

(08) 9722 1348

Submitted on 07/04/2021 at 18:47
Published on Care Opinion on 08/04/2021 at 08:51

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Dear tangofm94,

Thank you for taking the time to share your birthing experience on Care Opinion, and firstly congratulations on the birth of your daughter.

I am so pleased that you and particularly your partner were able to use the strategies that were taught in the antenatal classes, even though you felt like "it all went out the window". I am sure that much of it you would have used on a subconscious level. And it sounds as though your partner was a wonderful support.

A birth doesn't need to be quiet and calm, many are, but just as many are not. Every woman is different in how they work through labour, and every woman will birth just the way they need to. With a roar or a pant... there is no right or wrong way. I am excited that you found it such as positive experience, which is as it should be.

I wish you well with your parenting journey ahead, and thank you again for your wonderful feedback.

Katrina Jones

Clinical Midwifery Manager

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