** Jasper Keeley - 2nd May 2016 - 3.98kg - Narrogin Regional Hospital **
On the 2nd of May I gave birth to a healthy hypnobub.
During my pregnancy I was diagnosed with pregnancy induced hypertension, so I was put on blood pressure tablets to stabilise my blood pressure to avoid the possibility of developing pre-eclampsia. After doing some research and having a discussion with Laura I decided to enroll in the online Hypnobirthing course – the best decision I have ever made.
On the day of my babies birth, I entered the hospital the most relaxed and calm that I had been in a long time but most importantly I was open minded and ready to let my body do what it is naturally designed for, to birth a child.
Unfortunately due to my blood pressure elevating during labour and putting my baby into foetal distress I had to have an epidural – something that I was quite opposed to initially due to having compressed vertebrates in the area the epidural is administered. At that point in time I put on my head phones, and on went my hypno tracks – I was in control.
I am not going to go into step-by-step details of how my labour unfolded but at times things got a little intense and in the end became somewhat ‘hurried’ to get our little man out. Through the whole process though I did not lose focus, I stayed in control. I was quiet, I breathed through the contractions (by the time my second epidural was administered, the first one didn’t work, I was ready to push) and I let my body do what it needed to with little fear.
In closing I would like to say that I am so glad that I decided to have a hypnobub, if we are blessed to have anymore children I will definitely be putting hypnobirthing in to practice again.
Last but not least I would like to introduce our handsome little boy Jasper <3