My Silent Birth Story

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Both of my children were born with quiet births at birth centers.  When I was pregnant with my daughter, I really started to look at the logistics of delivering my baby the way I wanted to.

Through speaking with my husband, our minister and referring to the writings of Mr. Hubbard, I was able to draw up a birth plan which would accommodate my plans. It called for no talking during contractions, no unnecessary chattering and for any upsetting communication to be delivered outside of my hearing.

My midwives stuck to my birth plan to a t. They were silent when I was having a contraction. The only talking was when my midwife got close to me and whispered in my ear. Not even my husband could hear what she was saying.

With my son, I once again re-visited the idea of a quiet birth. The midwife who delivered my son was so eager to have us do this and completely on board with it. It just made a lot of sense to her. She even did her own research on it on the Church of Scientology website.  Once again, we drew up a birth plan which reflected our wishes and that was absolutely what we got. The midwives put a sign on the door which said, “Birth in Progress. Please be Quiet.” And they kept it up until well after my son was born.

imageIn the birthing room, I worked out a great system with my midwives, my mother, my husband and my friend who was there taking pictures. When I felt a contraction starting, I held by hand up and everyone was silent until the contraction passed. It worked perfectly.

Now, with both my births, I was by no means “silent.” However, I took care to not speak beyond what was necessary. My children are bright, aware and very happy. My labors were (fairly) easy and quick. I am sure that my study of Scientology basics and my quiet births are responsible for that.

 

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