I know some of you ladies from March 2007 and/or September 2010, but my name is Erin and I have a very active 3 year old named Christopher and am expecting another little boy in September.
Since the beginning of this pregancy, I have been saying that I want to have a different birth experience than I had with Christopher. While the outcome was wonderful, of course (healthy little guy), the process wasn't exactly what I had in mind (external version, heaps of pitocin, epidural . . . and lots of fear). I've been doing some research, and have decided to do HypnoBirthing, and am looking for a doula to help with our birthing experience. I'm working through the HynoBirthing book and have been listening to the relaxation exercises daily, while I look into classes. We will be at a hospital again, but the hospital we've chosen offers HypnoBirthing classes, acupuncture, reiki and aromatherapy, so I am hoping it will be a supportive environment.
Anyway, I am going to jump into this board for the last 4 months of my pregnancy, if that's ok with all of you! I know I have a lot to learn.
Sounds like a wonderful hospital to be at! Glad to have you around.
~Joy~ DS1-8/5/05, DS2-10/18/10 (VBAC#1), DS3- 4/11/12 (VBAC#2!)
Welcome to the board! My first birth was a pitocin, epidural, full of fear birth as well. Though i am happy to have my little boy it wasn't the birthing experience i dreamed of. But with my second that i just had in february i wanted a different experience so i looked into natural birth. I also chose the Hypnobirthing and hospital birth. It was an amazing experience for me. It was the birth i had hoped for at a hospital. Everything turned out great. Hypnobirthing and my husband really helped get me a great birthing experience. The hospital you are going to sounds so much better than the one i went to so i'm sure you will have a wonderful experience. My next birth i'm hoping will be a home birth using hypnobirthing.
DS1-7/18/08, DS2-2/23/10, DS3 1/18/12
TTC in fall/winter of 2014
Hey Erin!! Good to see you It sounds like you have a great plan. I am doing Hypnobabies and have LOVED it so far. That's really cool that your hospital offers Hypnobirthing classes. And a doula can make a world of difference.
Ariel & John: Military Family since May 17, 2006
Sylvia: 12/18/08, Justus: 9/17/10, Bunni: 5/11/12, Surprise Baby: Guess Date 11/5/13
Christy birth doula, Hypnobabies instructor, small business owner & most importantly MOMMY.