When I arrived at this birth, mom was still walking around, getting her kids ready for bed while listening to her hypnobirthing affirmations. Her children put on their pajamas and at 5cm dilated she even had energy to tuck them in and say goodnight. They weren't sleeping long before she hopped in the birthing tub and it was nearly time to wake them up to meet their baby brother. She continued to listen to her beautiful affirmations that were playing aloud and when she felt the baby coming, she reached down and pulled him up herself.
The next 20 minutes were spent just chillin in the tub, admiring the little man that was inside her for the last 10 months. When she felt her placenta coming, she reached down and delivered it as well. This birth was an absolute gift. She was strong and in control of all the sensations her body was feeling. It was an honour to witness this family welcome this new baby into our world… and yes, now I believe hypnobirthing can truly make a difference in labour and birth.
Birth captured by Cradled Creations in Abbotsford, BC. You can find her on facebook here and on Instagram as @cradledcreations.