Laila Ali Part 1

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Comment by Giselle Blanchong on November 26, 2010 at 3:24pm
I have had four children and I used hypno birthing with my last one. He weighed 9 pd and I only labored 2hrs. I wasn't in any pain I loved it.
Comment by MyBestBirth Admin on March 8, 2010 at 2:07pm
Laila Ali and Ana Paula Markel are ready to answer your questions! Please click here for the thread!
Comment by Lynn Wolf on March 5, 2010 at 1:13am
I LOVED my experience with Hypnobabies! The birth of my second baby lasted just 2.5 hours, and only about 1 hour of that was intense active labor. Hypnobabies gave me the tools I needed to fully relax through labor and the birth. It was awesome.

Laila, thank you for sharing your story!
Comment by Michael R. on March 2, 2010 at 11:16am
I'm right there with you Laila. I was induced at 35 weeks for low fluids. I used Hypnobabies, and it helped me get through about 36 hours worth of pitocin induced contractions before I felt like I should get an epidural. I had only dilated 5cm. I'd had hardly any sleep. Just a few short power naps, and some hidden snacks. By choosing an epidural I felt like I was giving up on myself, but in reality - I was helping myself. The Hypnobabies did exactly what I needed it to do for me, but sometimes plans change. =)

You were helping yourself by making the choices you did. Feel proud!
Comment by Rachel B. Hope on February 28, 2010 at 4:20pm
Please share the rest! This is frustrating. Thank you so much for these videos, I LOVE them!!
Comment by Catherine Morris on February 28, 2010 at 3:07pm
Congratulations on the birth of your baby, Laila, and thank you for sharing with the rest of the birthing community! I think the positive difference here compared to many situations where interventions occur may be that choices were made by a well-informed mom with the support of a doula who knew what the mother wanted as well as what the risk/benefit discussions meant. I do hate that we give mothers "hours left" estimates, even though we do it with a sense of duty and honesty and as they beg us to tell them how much longer. These estimates are only averages and very inaccurate; they can be disheartening when they are made or when they fail to come to pass; and we can really only deal with one contraction at a time effectively- if we are thinking about an hour or 6 hours worth of contractions, the pain multiplies and our confidence ebbs away. I also think that the research evidence is not on the side of denying sustenance to women in labor, even if a C/S is under consideration for some time later. Check out Cochrane.


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