In 2010 our son Samuel was born through a caesarean section.
After very violent contractions at the beginning of the birth, no further birth progress and finally multiple umbilical cord wraps, my doctors and midwives then decided to perform a caesarean section more or less on my behalf. This decision hit me with full force, because as a physiotherapist and sports therapist I had done everything possible to prevent such a case and I hadn't even considered any medical intervention. In addition, I got breathlessness after the PDA, so that I was actually occupied with pure "survival" during the whole birth (caesarean section) and thus neither took notice of my husband nor our little son, who was placed on my chest. The first binding turned out to be correspondingly difficult. Since I fell into a very deep hole, both physically and mentally, due to the caesarean section, I was initially unable to fully accept my son. I had to fight for this very, very hard.
Our 2nd son, Benjamin, was born in 2011. He is a HypnoBirthing Baby, even if he was finally born through a caesarean section after a very nice opening phase. Unfortunately, he could not enter the pool. His birth "burst the knot" that I still dragged around with me as a shadow after the birth of my first son.
At the beginning of August 2011, my husband and I completed a HypnoBirthing ™ course. We were immediately fully enthusiastic and prepared for a natural and relaxed birth, as I was convinced that this would also be possible for me.
But despite all our efforts, our Benjamin did not want to be born naturally and decided to take the shortcut.
But despite the unexpected end, this birth was really, really nice. I was able to breathe with the waves until the end, despite 7 hours of labor, I hardly felt any pain compared to the first birth, was relaxed, positive and even spent the caesarean section with full consciousness, joking with my husband and the anesthetist. Benjamin was placed on my chest, was allowed to drink immediately, was only looked after a little later, and I was allowed to take this little creature deep into my heart straight away. The love for this little man was there immediately and also for my 1st son, as if she had only been waiting for this moment.
Since I was able to get to know both sides, I would like to make this wonderful event possible for all women.
The birth deserves to be put back in the hands of women and to be the wonderful experience it once was.