"OK I GET
IT!!! This HypnoBirthing thing really works well!
a call at 8:18pm tonight from one of my Mom's saying that she thought
that tonight the baby would be born. Her surges were 10 minutes apart
and she invited me to come over to her in-laws home for dinner and
dessert. It sounded as if there was a big party going on with lots of
noise, laughter and children running around. I asked her if she was able
to relax and she said it was difficult because there was a lot of chaos
going on. I reached the house at about 8:45. She was pacing around. Her
surges were now 5 minutes apart. She said she was ready to move to the
hospital tonight. Mom really wanted me to ride with her so I did.
the dark, quiet, backseat of the car, the surges quickly picked up. In
the next few minutes Mom was breathing baby down. I took a look and saw
the perineum bulging. With the next surge she said, "I HAVE to push." I
again took a look and realized the baby's head was crowning. So right
there on Interstate 95, a beautiful little babe slipped out (A VBAC by
the way.) I placed her on her Mothers chest and covered them with my
jacket. Baby was pink and let out a robust cry. Mother was amazing. Calm
and confident. What an incredible experience! In an instant we arrived
at the hospital...but that's a whole other story...
Keeler D.C., HBCE, CD (DONA)