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Success Stories From Former Students

From an enthusiastic first-time mom:

Hunter is here!! He was born 1/13/14 at 7:57pm, 6 lbs 8oz, 17 1/2 in

Here is how it all began:

I started my "bloody show" 1/3/13, saw my doctor that Monday and she told me I was 2 cm dilated, 90% effaced so I had to lay low and try to make it until the following Monday when he would be 37 weeks. I started my early birthing time mid-Saturday (1/11/13), and it picked up pace a bit on Sunday. I just kept turning off and listening to multiple of the tracks to stay relaxed. It wasn't particularly "fun" but completely manageable and not "painful".

Monday I was seen at 3pm at the office and my doctor said I was 6cm and my water bag was leaking so I should head to the hospital, but to take our time. We went to grab a bite to eat and made it to Hoag by 5ish. My birthing waves were 3-5 mins apart and very pressure-full. We made it to the room just in time to watch the sunset which was so awesome. After that special moment I laid down, listening to my deepening track and felt my birthing waves change. I got up to use the restroom and felt my water bag completely break and immediately felt pushy. At that exact moment my doctor walked in, checked me quickly, told me to let two more birthing waves come and go then follow my body's lead. At first I pushed on all fours then moved onto my right side with the nurse holding my left leg. The staff just quietly encouraged me and I pushed for about 30-40 minutes before he completely emerged! I was able to view the whole thing which was incredible.

Jason was great and took his water duty very seriously. I think he was slightly disappointed that he didn't have time to read me any scripts but is thankful that it all happened so fast! It was truly perfect in every way from being at the hospital only 3 hours to not having a saline lock or even exam by the nurse before he was born! I felt a lot of pressure and burning at the very end but didn't tear nor need an episiotomy. Dr. Lai and all the nurses were amazed at the ease of my birth and I give all the credit to God and Hypnobabies! It was an amazing, empowering, and wonderful experience. Hunter is the most precious thing I have ever seen. Thank you immensely for everything you taught us and helping us make this such a wonderful birth!


First time mom at a Birth Center:

Harvey was born 6lb 9.5 oz. and 18.5in in 2014. My birth partner was awesome! We didn't do a lot of scripts, but he knew just what to say and was supportive. I listened to the birthing day track on the way to the midwifery and barely even noticed the freeway was closed and that he was dealing with a detour, haha. I was pretty zoned out!

My birth was awesome. From the first pressure wave to Harvey's birth was only 12 hours and I was able to use Hypnobabies to stay focused, relaxed, and drug free the whole time. My midwife, Allison kept saying she was impressed. Harvey was born in the tub and I was able to spend 5 hours with him at the birth center. Thanks for everything! I'm super proud of my birthing experience and am so glad I chose Hypnobabies


Hospital birth:

Hi Linda! I wanted to let you know my beautiful baby BOY (!) was born Friday June 13th 2014! Keegan weighs in at 8 lbs 10 oz and 20.5" long. The doctor and nurses said they'd never seen such a calm delivery. The doctor said they should have filmed it to show women child birth isn't so frightening, except, he said, they'd make teenagers watch screaming births. I just wanted to thank you for all your help.

Hypnobabies was great, and I know I couldn't have had the natural birth I wanted without it. Also, Saddleback was fantastic with my birth plan. The nurse sat with me in the beginning and went over the whole thing and let me know we could do everything I wanted. The staff was great at just letting me be, and going by what I felt I needed.