Bringing about my labour
I was asked to come in to start the induction of my labour on a Tuesday. I had 2 other children, so I made all the necessary preparations to have them cared for while my husband and I were at the hospital delivering our new baby. I packed my bag, kissed my children good-bye, and told my 4 year old daughter, “Next time you see me I’ll have your little baby.” She smiled from ear to ear. She’d been anticipating this day ever since I told her there was a baby in mommy’s tummy 9 months ago.
At the hospital the doctor checked me. There was absolutely no progress with my cervix, so instead of starting Pitocin to start labour, he inserted a gel and I would have to go back home. I was devastated. I was mentally prepared to have that baby today. I didn’t want to go home to my daughter empty handed.
I had to stay in hospital for an hour after they inserted the gel, and then I would be sent home. My husband fell asleep in the chair and I lay in bed crying.
My husband and I had discovered The Secret about a year earlier. It really made sense to us and we’d been making an effort to apply it in our lives. So instead of laying in bed crying I decided I was going to have the baby that day.
I started visualizing us being transferred to L&D. I visualized pushing the baby out, but most of all I visualized placing my baby in my daughter’s arms. I felt the joy and excitement of it all! And I started to feel contractions.
Being my third time giving birth, I knew it was contractions and not something else. I didn’t wake my husband or call the nurse. I watched the clock and timed the contractions. The monitor they had hooked up to me wasn’t registering my contractions so when I told the nurse I was in labour she was doubtful, but kind. I asked her to check my cervix. She did and exclaimed “Honey, you’re in labour!” and I was transferred to L&D.
The L&D doctors were all shocked that I had just been given the gel. They all assumed I had been given it the day before. It’s rare to go into labour that quickly with the gel… especially when your cervix is so unready.
I gave birth a few hours later and that evening I was placing my new baby in my daughter’s arms.
There is no doubt in my and my husband’s mind that I made that happen.