Poppy's birth was really different than my first baby! Even though they were both natural, unmedicated births, and both water births, the experiences were just so incredibly different. With my first baby I did The Bradley Method, and had a great experience, but wanted to try Hypnobabies this time.
With Poppy, I had prodromal labor for weeks before she was born. Every night I would start having contractions that were sometimes pretty uncomfortable. They woke me up from sleeping several times over about 3 weeks. The first and second night, I thought she was ready to meet us. After that, admittedly I started just dismissing them. It was confusing to me because she was in a good position, and towards the end of my pregnancy I was definitely hydrated and rested, but every night it still kept happening.Read More