The Hypnobirth of Baby Flynn
We went to bed early after a day of nesting and housework (should’ve been the first red flag) I woke at 9:30pm with period like pains and tried to go back to sleep. At 10pm I was still awake and in pain. Diarrhea and vomiting started and lasted hours. I was uncontrollably hot. I thought I must have a fever and food poisoning. I started to feel upset thinking about the pain and wondering “if I can’t handle this how will I ever cope with labour?” I had hoped to have an unmedicated water birth so I was feeling really disappointed in myself thinking my pain threshold must be weak.
In between sitting on the toilet I lay on the cold bathroom tiles with cold wet towels trying to cool d