Hypnobirthing Triumph: The Serenity of My Positive Home Birth

Hey lovelies! 🌟 It’s high time I shared my incredible positive home birth story, three months after welcoming my little bundle of joy.

hypnobirthingwe set up a birth pool and led candles in my living room.

These past months have been a whirlwind, and I’m still in awe of being a mother of two. Gratitude fills my heart as I reflect on this journey, embracing the challenges that led to Nami’s arrival just as I envisioned, with a few twists along the way.

Fresh Beginnings!

Gratitude flows for the love and support during my pregnancy, driven by a desire for a different birthing experience after a traumatic one with Ty eight years ago.

Upon discovering my pregnancy, I delved into research, discovering the Positive Birth company’s digital course and hypnobirthing, transforming my perspective.

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A Pause in Plans?

Surges all day suddenly halted around 5 PM one day—unexpected, disappointing, yet probably a blessing. A sinus infection and bladder issues struck, demanding attention before the anticipated birth journey.

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at this point I felt like I was going to be pregnant forever

Anticipation Builds!

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9 months pregnant and feeling as big as a house!

A week post-antibiotics, surges started at 4:30 AM, losing my mucous plug. Initially calm, surges intensified throughout the day. Family, doula on standby, yet part of me believed it could be a false alarm.

For those of you who don’t know what that is, a mucous plug pretty much seals the cervix and prevents any bacteria entering the uterus.

Into the Storm!

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Things got even more intense

By evening, surges were closer. At 8 PM, every 10 minutes; at 10 PM, every 7 minutes. Midnight brought them to 5 minutes apart, signaling it was time to alert the doula. Amidst the intensity, a curious baking incident unfolded as my partner decided it was pumpkin pie o’clock.


Mid-labor, B proudly baked a pumpkin pie to cheer me up, but the tray’s unexpected detachment turned our living room into an accidental pie art exhibit. The challenges of multitasking during childbirth!

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The pie we never got to eat!

A Night to Remember!

As surges intensified, doula and midwives were called. Surges at 3 minutes meant it was go-time. Internal exams indicated I was 8 cm dilated, surprising yet reassuring. The birthing pool plan shifted to the couch, my body pushing naturally.

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The Dance of Birth!

With every surge, I felt it all—a stark contrast from my medicated birth experience with Ty. Pushing became a teasing dance, a rollercoaster of emotions. Eighteen minutes later, our encaul-born Nami made his entrance, a culmination of pain, joy, and triumph.

Embracing the Joy!

Munchkin arrived on a Tuesday morning, and these 14 weeks have been a journey of love and joy. For anyone considering a home birth, hypnobirthing is a game-changer, and a Positive Birth company course is a solid recommendation.

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welcome to the world Namiko
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Holding Nami for the 1st time!

Munchkin was born on a Tuesday morning. It’s been 14 weeks since his arrival and life has certainly been different but it’s been full of love and so much joy.

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3 months of absolute joy
sleepy baby
so peaceful

Stay tuned for more insights and recommendations in my upcoming post. If you enjoyed this, share it, and let’s keep the conversation going. Would you opt for a home birth? Share your thoughts below.

Until next time, cherish the life you’re living!

Amanda xoxo

Amanda Millie
Amanda Millie

I’m dedicated to wellness, constantly striving to be my best self while inspiring others to do the same. Embracing my journey, flaws and all, I’m committed to biohacking for a healthier, longer life—so I can be a present mama for my kids and inspire others to authentically live their best lives too. 💫

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  1. Amelia
    March 17, 2019 / 9:09 pm

    Beautifully written ❤️ Ugh, that poor pumpkin pie ?

  2. Alice Ushamba
    March 17, 2019 / 10:34 pm

    The story about the birth brought tears of joy to my eyes and I did giggle whilist reading and sniffing .

    • Amanda
      March 18, 2019 / 11:38 am

      Thanks Alice, it was definitely an experience! Lol

  3. March 18, 2019 / 4:37 am

    Oh wow! It has been so incredible to share this journey with you through your post. I didn’t even know a baby could be born still in the sack. I thought they would break your waters for you! xxx

  4. March 18, 2019 / 5:24 am

    That’s bad you had infection . It becomes challenging. You have done it !! Congratulations to you and your family and stay happy 🙂

  5. March 18, 2019 / 11:22 am

    POSITIVE HOME is such a beautifully planned place. This pictures are so emotional that tears fall from my eyes. Love yo’all

    • Amanda
      March 18, 2019 / 11:34 am

      Thank you so much, it was a wonderful experience.

  6. March 18, 2019 / 11:56 am

    Aww. The support group is a touching story. I bet it made your friendship a notch higher I guess

    • Amanda
      March 20, 2019 / 8:50 am

      I can totally understand that.

  7. March 18, 2019 / 3:04 pm

    Wow! Congratulations! He’s absolutely perfect!

    My baby was born 6 months ago but I had a C-section because this is my 3rd and my first 2 babies were also born that way, my first had a cord loop and the second was just too big for me, this one, although I could’ve tried giving birth normally, I had conplications so I had no choice. 😛

    I so admire you for choosing to give birth naturally, I would’ve chosen the same if I had a choice, for sure!?

    • Amanda
      March 20, 2019 / 8:49 am

      Congratulations Ane! I think what’s most important is that your baby was born safely xx

  8. March 18, 2019 / 3:55 pm

    This is amazing to read. what a fantastic experience for you. And really beautiful photos too x

    • Amanda
      March 20, 2019 / 8:48 am

      Thank you Sarah:-)

  9. March 18, 2019 / 8:37 pm

    What a wonderful story. I love the pumpkin pie anecdote and the expression on your face when you hold him for the first time. What a gorgeous baby! Congratulations.

    • Amanda
      March 20, 2019 / 8:43 am

      Thanks Mandy, I was so bummed about that pumpkin pie too

  10. March 19, 2019 / 12:33 am

    So happy more women, especially women of color are having natural home births. I am not a mom yet but I will definitely have a home natural birth with a doula and might consider hynobirthing.

    • Amanda
      March 20, 2019 / 8:42 am

      You should definitely consider hypnobirthing, it’s a game changer.

  11. March 19, 2019 / 2:23 am

    Congratulations on your precious baby! I’m glad everything came out good and he is healthy. I would have loved to experienced natural birth both of my pregnancy but unfortunately I had emergency c-section.

    • Amanda
      March 20, 2019 / 8:41 am

      Thank you so much ?

  12. March 19, 2019 / 4:31 am

    This is so amazing that you had this experience. All pain eventually does end and womeen have been birthing like this for years, great job!

    • Amanda
      March 20, 2019 / 8:41 am

      That should be a mantra. All pain eventually ends:-)

    • Amanda
      March 20, 2019 / 8:40 am

      Me too actually, that’s why I wrote this one.

  13. March 19, 2019 / 6:02 am

    Wow! congrats to your baby <3 The pictures makes me feel emotional so inspire to read.

    • Amanda
      March 20, 2019 / 8:40 am

      Thank you ?

  14. Bindu Thomas
    March 19, 2019 / 6:03 am

    Thanks for sharing your experiences and these pictures make me emotional. Thanks for sharing this lovely post.

    • Amanda
      March 20, 2019 / 8:39 am

      It was a very emotional experience that’s for sure

    • Amanda
      March 20, 2019 / 8:39 am

      It was lovely, thank you:-)

  15. March 19, 2019 / 2:28 pm

    Oh I love this! What a positive and uplifting account of birth. I had wonderful birth experiences!

    • Amanda
      March 20, 2019 / 8:39 am

      They make for beautiful stories to tell our children when they grow up.

  16. March 19, 2019 / 8:09 pm

    It sounds like a wonderful experience for all of you and that you had the opportunity to feel safe and surrounded by your partner guiding you through. This was a lot different to my birth story I must admit. I could never have a home birth as I have medical conditions which a relief threatening with birth but it’s nice to see other people having a lovely experience

    • Amanda
      March 20, 2019 / 8:38 am

      Your safety definitely has to come first and I think people can have beautiful birth experiences in hospitals too.

  17. March 20, 2019 / 2:14 am

    Congratulations! He is adorable! I am so happy you had such a positive birth experience and you wrote it down for generations to remember, it sound like a beautiful memory.

    • Amanda
      March 20, 2019 / 8:37 am

      It was definitely intense and beautiful at the same time:-)

  18. March 20, 2019 / 3:59 am

    Looks like it was an amazing experience. We didn’t do anything like that with our daughter but we did try to have birth without the drugs and everything. But my daughter wasn’t coming. She had somehow tied the cord around her neck and wrapped it around her neck five times. She was smart not to come. We ended up having to do a C-section instead.

    • Amanda
      March 20, 2019 / 8:36 am

      Oh wow 5 times? She was definitely smart not to come and I think in this instance a c-section was the safest way to bring her out.

  19. March 20, 2019 / 10:37 am

    Congratulations he is absolutely adorable! It sounds like you had quite the emotional rollercoaster over those last few weeks but its all worth it once you take one look at your new baby isn’t it! Thanks for sharing your positive story xx
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  20. March 21, 2019 / 11:52 am

    Get out of town, that’s so crazy!!! Enjoyed for you and thank you for sharing, completely relived the moment within your words. WOW what an experience and my gosh, feel sorry and happy for ya at the same time! Hope all is well.

  21. March 21, 2019 / 12:32 pm

    Wow I love reading birth stories and I am so glad you got to have a home birth even if it wasn’t in the pool! I’ve never heard of waters not breaking – thats so interesting!! Thanks for sharing this

    Laura x

  22. March 22, 2019 / 7:57 am

    Awww congratulations, I never got to have a home birth due to being high risk, but it is something I really wanted to do

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