The topic of hypnobirthing just won’t let me go. And in a positive sense you are also a little bit to blame, because I still get a lot of letters from you with questions or suggestions about it. Franzi’s birth report about a hypnobirthing home birth I have had in the virtual drawer for a long time. Now it will finally be conjured out to show you how great such a HB birth as a home birth can go.
Because my article "Hypnobirthing from the clinic’s point of view – desire vs. Reality" was not quite as positive and encouraging as Franzi’s story. I really like the approach hypnobirthing takes and believe that it can work. That’s why I’m even more happy to be able to publish here a birth that really happened the way Hypnobirthing always promises. Pain-free.
Here comes Franzi’s birth, as always with little notes from me in purple :
It should finally start!
Sunday morning. Almost a week after the expected date. The baby is still not here. I put all my powers of persuasion together and try to persuade the baby in my belly to please get going now, because then it will still be a Sunday baby.
The closer it gets to noon, the more often I think, "Oh, we can do this today". But nothing happens. No contractions, no broken water. No GARNIX!
A little disappointed and above all exhausted – the "big" daughter is 14 months old, the belly is heavy, the air to breathe is getting tight, I have heartburn and have to go to the bathroom all the time – I go to bed late. So around 11 p.m., still thinking, "Well, women have had their babies in just under an hour, sigh!". But nothing happens and I fall asleep with headphones in my ears to the hypnobirthing music.