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A Painless, Supernatural Birth {A Birth Boot Camp Birth Story}

May 23, 2018

A Painless, Supernatural Birth {A Birth Boot Camp Birth Story}

We love sharing birth stories, especially ones where moms have the birth they dreamed of. Mom’s favorite thing about the birth was how spiritual the atmosphere was. Enjoy this beautiful birth story!

A Painless, Supernatural Birth {A Birth Boot Camp Birth Story}

We found out we were expecting in December 2015 when our first baby was only 11 months old. To be honest, I was scared, I thought we were crazy! I JUST had a baby and here I was about to have to go through labor again in just 9 short months!

We had our daughter in a hospital and I really wanted a different experience so this time we chose a birthing center, Origins, in Keller Texas. Some really good friends shared a book with us, which I highly recommend to anyone wanting to get pregnant or pregnant, called ” Supernatural Childbirth.” Michael and I started reading this book in my 2nd trimester and he would read a little bit every night until we finished it around our 3rd trimester.

At first, I was so scared to push another baby out but this book talked about the curses put on men when Adam and Eve sinned in the Garden of Eden. One of the curses for women was that childbirth would be painful and my first birth sure lived up to that. But what we often look past is that Jesus died for us on the cross and when He did, He removed that curse! We can see in Galatians 3:13 NLT, “But Christ has rescued us from the curse pronounced by the law. When he was hung on the cross, he took upon himself the curse for our wrongdoing.”

This meant to us that we could have hope and believe in a pain-free childbirth for me. From the moment we found out I was pregnant a pain-free birth was what I longed for, but I thought it was out of the question. The Lord began opening our eyes to see all we had to do was ask and faithfully believe in the truth; a pain-free labor AND birth were possible for me to receive!  

So every night we prayed and didn’t forget to speak out loud and ask for my water to break, a pain-free labor and birth, no tearing, and a quick recovery. I had three amazing dreams filled with promises and hope towards the end of my pregnancy almost like a preview of what was to come in labor. In one of my dreams, God told me He had given me authority, not just for labor and delivery but over everything the enemy tried to come at me with. He spoke to me and told me all I had to do was say “I am not afraid of ______!” and whatever it was had to leave. It HAD to flee.

Michael and I decided to tell only a few people we knew were prayer warriors to pray fiercely for me during the months leading up to labor and during. However, people would ask to pray for me who we hadn’t told and would use exact wording we were praying and declaring words of life over my labor and delivery. To us, these were little God winks that we were getting exactly what we were asking for.

August 26th, our due date, came and went until I was 41 weeks and 3 days (enormously) pregnant – September 4, 2016.

It was Sunday and I woke up not wanting to go to church and explain yet again why there was still no baby and why we were not going to be induced, Michael went to work and I was just over it. Addie and I went to church anyway then out to eat with family and friends to take my mind away from still, yes still, being pregnant.

After lunch, I decided a nap for Addie and I would make the day go by faster so we went home and I put her down for quiet time. I got ready for my nap and went to the bathroom, I washed my hands and stepped over to get the towel and water gushed out onto the floor. Did I just pee myself?

Maybe.

It was possible but I had just gone. It didn’t smell or look like pee, so I called my Mom for advice on what to do and she was over the moon excited, suggesting that I walk to see if more came out, then I’d know it was my waters.

Well, nothing happened. So I looked it up on the internet and there were mixed reviews on waters breaking so I prayed, “Lord if that was really my water breaking, I’m going to need another sign. Lord, just confirm it to me quickly. Amen” I got up from the couch, walked into the laundry room to fluff our clothes in the dryer, pressed start and on my way out my waters gushed again- this time more. All I could do was laugh, the Lord showed me that what we’d been asking for was happening, my water broke!

I called my mom to tell her, it happened again and then I called the on-call midwife number. Our midwife said it sounded like my waters had broke and that my contractions should start coming consistently but just to go throughout my day, keep her updated and hopefully within the next 16 hours I’d be having this baby we’d been waiting for so patiently!

I called Michael at work to tell him not to freak out or come home but my water had broke. In the excitement, he said ok, ok but then texted me soon after that he was on the way home…oh, Michael. (; Later that night he got to witness my waters leaking again, he was super proud of that and didn’t even mind cleaning it up.

The night went on but nothing. Only small contractions, very inconsistent and I was really just feeling achy in my legs, so I took a shower and we went to sleep. I hardly woke up at night except to pee and all I could think about was nothing was happening, maybe I wasn’t in labor!

My midwife texted me asking me to call her when I woke up, so at 7:15 a.m. I called her saying my contractions were not happening and I was so confused. She told us to come up there since my water had broke so we could see what was going on. At 8 a.m. my mom came over to watch Addie and we headed up to the birthing center.

We got to Origins and Gina checked me, I was at a 0. Yes, a ZERO. NOTHING. I was in disbelief. She said what had happened was my water broke up top and his head was turned to the side, instead of looking straight, blocking the water from coming out and stopping my contractions from happening. She turned his head and immediately I went from nothing to a 4! I got started on an IV for 10 minutes and was told to get adjusted to prepare for birth. My contractions started coming consistent and 6 minutes apart.

After my adjustment we walked around the birth center, I climbed stairs and then decided it was time to eat, so my husband and I left the center to go out to eat and we were told to be back by one for another round of IVs. Contractions at five minutes apart we ate at Jason’s Deli and then headed back up, I sure shocked a few people while we were out!

They didn’t check me again to limit the risk of infection and gave me the choice to go back home or stay there, and I chose to come back home so I could spend some time with Michael and Addie before Baby H was here. We picked her up from my parents, we got to our house and I hung out with them for a little while but I got so sleepy that I actually went back into our bedroom and took a nap!

Yes, I fell asleep and then got woken up by a call from our midwife telling us to come back up for another round of IVs by 5:30. It was almost 5 o’clock at the time so we hurried back up to my parent’s house to drop Addie off again. I told my mom who was going to be in the room with us too while I was having the baby, “Mom, will you just wait to come up to the center until they check me? I really don’t think I’ll be having this baby tonight.” She said she would wait but tried to reassure me that I was definitely having him that day!

We rushed up to the birthing center and walked in a little late, they hooked me up to the IV so that I could be free during labor to move around. When I walked into Origins my contractions were about 3 minutes apart, not too intense (feeling the “worst” sitting down) and my sweet midwife, Kaitlyn, met us in the lobby. After my IV she checked me and announced I was an 8! I could not help but laugh out loud! An eight was what I was when I got an epidural with Addie but this time around I was literally SLEEPING right through them!

No pain during labor!

At this point, I really started to believe that we actually might be having the little boy we’d been waiting so patiently for on the most fitting day ever, Labor Day. We sent out a group text filling our families in on the excitement, we told my mom to hurry and come on up to the center, and I bounced on the birthing ball through contractions while the midwife students filled my tub and started our birthing music.

Kaitlyn, one of our midwives gave us the option to break the rest of my waters since it was leaking from the top because every time I was having a contraction the bag of waters was pushing down and bouncing him up. We prayed and talked about it and decided we would go ahead and break the rest of my water. After our midwives broke my water I went straight into the amazing birthing tub, I fell in love with the water instantly, it felt heavenly during labor!

I labored for a while in the tub and finally, I felt like I needed to push. I started freaking out and immediately I could feel pain! I quickly realized my thoughts were not set on the promise God had made me and said out loud,

“I have authority over my body and it will work perfectly for birth! I am not afraid of delivery!”

and almost instantly I calmed down, so I kept repeating I am not afraid under my breath. Michael said during labor he was nervous at first for me but then could tell I was not in pain so it really helped give him the peace of mind that I was ok and faith that everything was going to go how we prayed.

I got in a position I felt comfortable to push in and began pushing. However, the water from the bath was slowing down my labor so they suggested moving to the bed so I could labor there for a little bit. A little bit turned out only to be a few minutes.

I told them I felt like I needed to go to the bathroom and they said no actually you need to push! I pushed twice and Kaitlyn said frantically, “Do you want to have him in the tub? Do you want to have the baby in the tub?! Speak now!” They pretty much all picked me up and helped me back into the tub in one quick movement it seemed. I was seriously so tired and at peace, I was falling asleep so during the whole “pushing phase” I had my eyes closed.

It really felt like an out of body experience, I literally felt no pain at all.

They told me when to push and when to breathe which took tons of focus, but I obeyed what they were coaching me to do. At one point his head was almost out and I remember them telling me to stop pushing, I literally felt nothing, and then when they gave the ok about 5 pushes later, at 8:49 p.m. Michael got to deliver our second baby, Hudson James.

He placed him on my chest and I was in disbelief and awe at what just happened all I could say was, “Thank you, God, thank you.”

Hudson’s birth was nothing short of supernatural. Nothing short of what we prayed for. Nothing short of my dreams. Nothing short of what God had promised me. He gave me the most amazing birth I could have ever asked, dreamed or imagined.

From his birth experience, I feel so full of the Spirit, so close to creation, close to Heaven, how I believe birth was intended to be. Full of the Holy Spirit, pain-free, full of joy and laughter.

God loves me. He really does. I have no doubt. He heard every single prayer, and He delivered, He showed up BIG time, He shined at Hudson’s birth.

Sharing Hudson’s Supernatural Birth Story is not to say I am amazing (although I did feel pretty good about birthing a 9lb. 3 oz. baby with no medication and didn’t even tear)

it is to share about how amazing our God is. How faithful HE is. How HE blesses us and is for us! God is a good, good Father, who loves to give His children what they ask for. Sometimes God says no, but because He knows there is something far better for you than what you can dream of. A supernatural birth, free of pain is up for YOU to claim and receive too! All you have to do is trust. Fully trust that God has gone before you, the battle has already been fought, and spoiler alert – HE WON! I encourage you to pray, meditate on God’s word and what He says about conception, pregnancy, labor, delivery, recovery…and beyond birth. He has promises for you to hold onto that He can’t wait to show up and show off at. God has opened my eyes to a thing people think is silly and even impossible but I am here to say, it is SO possible and I know because I got to experience it first hand.

It does not matter what other people say to you. What does God say?

So many times I had people laugh at me when I said it would be an easy birth, it didn’t discourage me, I knew what was coming. I even had someone very close to me say I was going to have a painful birth and if not that, then definitely a painful recovery…(who tells someone that you love in the first place just blows my mind! ) but guess what?  You don’t have to receive that. Choose to receive what God tells you, words of life and you can’t go wrong.

-KN-

“Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you your heart’s desires.”

Psalms 37:4 NLT

“So the LORD must wait for you to come to him so he can show you his love and compassion. For the LORD is a faithful God. Blessed are those who wait for his help.” Isaiah 30:18 NLT

“So be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid and do not panic before them. For the LORD your God will personally go ahead of you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you.” Deuteronomy 31:6 NLT

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