“Hypnobirthing was the best decision my partner and I made and provided we are blessed with another bub we 100% will do a little refresher and hopefully will have the joy of welcoming Simone into our birth space as a support 💕!”
Tarryn, Peaceful Birthing Mother
Where the journey began….
On the day of my guess date 11/05/22 I attended my 40 week check-up, already having slowly lost my muscle plug over the week leading up. I had the midwife check me (engagement by tummy feel and then internally) and to my amazement she told me I was 2cm and she could feel bubs head. That night I just got to sleep at 10:30 when I woke at 10:45 to my membranes rupturing!
I took a moment to be sure it was my waters and then woke Hayden, and called the hospital to ask them what to do. After being reassured, Hayden and I took a couple of hours to laugh and be together before heading back to sleep. I tried to sleep as best I could although was woken up at 5:30am (12/05/2022) to consistent surges 5/6 minutes apart.
We got up for the day around 7 and told the family and our son baby was coming today!
“I turned on my music and bounced on my ball, completely able to ride the waves. As they got closer together Hayden and I decided to head to the hospital. “
When we were 3/4 on the way to Sunshine Coast University Hospital (SCUH) my surges died down and became 15, 9, 20 minutes apart 🙁 the fear kicked in!
We still went up to maternal clinic where they took us to birth suit but after an hour in the north suit they said to go for a walk and see if that intensified things again. We walked the stairs and the surges came closer, but not the 4 in 10 minutes lasting 1+ minutes that they were looking for 🙁 So we were moved to maternity suit with all the post birth ladies. This upset me as I felt my body was failing, I tried bouncing on my ball and relaxing although that didn’t bring on the surges anymore, my partner was upset that this had happened again (similar to my first labour) and we had a chat about induction (which I was 100% against at this time) so Hayden and I went for a walk down the stairs and outside for fresh air.
I called Simone and told her the situation and we discussed doing a fear release and possibly heading home. Once back up in the ward, my partner and I discussed the situation and decided to get some sleep. Throughout this time I was still getting inconsistent surges.
“We had dinner in the suit and I told my partner to get some sleep and I tried too but I was disheartened by nothing ramping up. At midnight I called the midwife in and had an emotional release to her where I let all my thoughts and feeling out, and she reassured me of my feelings and helped me back to a place of calm. ”
I then had a shower and by this time my partner was awake and I asked him to hop into the single hospital bed with me and hold me while we tried to sleep and I did a fear release.
Well we woke (13/05/202) 4.5 hours later both feeling well rested and I had the clear mind that I wanted to be induced, but I had to do it asap as I didn’t want to labour overnight. So at 12:30 they took me over. I met our beautiful midwife and we discussed antibiotics as it had been 36 hours since the membrane rupture. I hoped in the shower and relaxed while she hooked me up. It was now around 2pm and in my birth preference I had stated I wanted to take the drip slow, the midwives were comfortable with but the doctors weren’t, so I had a discussion with Hayden, and we agreed to the progression.
We had a changeover of midwives, internal check I was 2cm (which I didn’t know, the midwife told my partner) before starting the drip began at 3:50pm at 1m, I then hoped back on my ball in the shower while the bath was being ran.
“About 45 minutes later the bath was ready and I hoped in. Shortly after we went up to 2m, I rode the waves while rocking in the water holding onto my partners hands. We then went up to 4m and the surges stayed 5 every 10 minutes lasting 1- 1 1/2 minutes.”
At some point the midwife had to sit in front of me holding the ctg machine to make sure baby’s heart rate was showing on the machines and then it felt like all of a sudden I felt a pressure in my bottom which at that moment I looked up at my partner and said I have to do a poo but I’m so tired can I please have an epidural.
Without my knowledge the midwife had already got the baby warmer and area all prepped. And she went out to “order my epidural” then came back and said I had to get out the bath. I felt I couldn’t move in this moment as my legs started to shake so she walked back out and came back with another midwife who sternly said I had to get out of the bath as they couldn’t find baby’s heart rate (just due to the CTG not being in the right spot as I was ready to push).
I once again couldn’t move my legs so my partner hopped me up on my feet and instantly I felt a pressure in my bottom like baby was 1/2 out although baby wasn’t. They got me out of the bath while having back to back surges. I tried to just place 1 leg on the bed although they wanted to check dilation as well as place the Electrode on babies head to consistently monitor the heart rate.
“At this point I was in another universe mentally, I had pretzeled my partner while pushing twice and babies head was here! 7:39pm 13/05/2022 🥰 with one more push baby’s shoulders we’re out and she was on my chest!
This was a surprise gender baby and 3 minutes later we checked and found out it was a GIRL 👧🏼
I cannot thank Simone enough for all of her encouragement both my message, over the phone and in person!
Hypnobirthing was the best decision my partner and I made and provided we are blessed with another bub we 100% will do a little refresher and hopefully will have the joy of welcoming Simone into our birth space as a support 💕”
Welcome earthside baby Ziggi!