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.”