Moving Through the Waves

I was the doula for a Hypnobabies student recently.  She was a first-time mom planning a hospital birth.

Now, I’ll let you in on a little doula secret:  when we think first-time mom, we plan for her to go past her due date and for the birth to be on the long-ish side.  So, quite honestly, I didn’t have her on the radar just yet.  It was still a few days until her guess date.

However, I also know that Hypnobabies can result in shorter labors.

When she texted at 8pm, her pressure waves were 7-8 minutes apart.  When I arrived at 9:30, I couldn’t tell when one began and one ended.  They seemed to be on top of each other.  She was using her “Peace” cue beautifully and moving through the waves.  By 1:30am, when we rolled into the hospital, she was 9-10cm dilated.

She told me she found the car ride “relaxing.”