Hyponobabies/Hypnobirth ? Guam, military wife, 1st baby.
I have no idea how I stumbled upon hyponobirthing online,but i did. I ended up on the website www.https://www.hypnobabies.com where I started reading about the self-study course. I live on Guam which is a very remote island in the asian south pacific. Guam is a territory of the U.S. and I am here because my husband is in the military.
There is really only two types of birthing options here. There is the Navy Hospital Guam, which offers modern birthing (western medicine). At the hospital, like many others, they are very c-section happy, pitocin happy, and induction happy. These are all things I am VERY against for my birthing experience.
There is a birthing center on Guam called Sagua Managu. The birthing center allows for drug free birthing without much interference. My ideal birth would be an at home water birth with a midwife and a doula. Because I live on a military installation I cannot have a home birth. There are no 'home midwives' or doulas on Guam that I am aware of. Because of this I am crushed that for the birth of my first child I will not able to have the type of birth I want.
I contacted Sagua Managu and they do not allow water births. I am looking more to see if they allow birthing tubs so I can labor in the tub and get out at the time i need to start pushing.
I feel like because of all the let downs and feeling like I am being forced to birth a way I do not want to, maybe hypnobirthing will help me.
Has anyone else had this type of experiace. Have you used hypnobirthing? Had problems with not being able to birth how/where you want. Please help me through this journey. I have a lot of learning to do in the next 9 months.