Childbirth experience 03
Type of Spiritual Experience
The following is an out of body experience brought on principally by the pain, but also by the emotional trauma of having a doctor who is supposed to be in charge of your care telling you to ‘shut up’. [Aren’t doctors wonderful]. She may have been dying too – see the section on dying, - as the beings seem to be there to guide her ‘home’ – a very common occurrence shortly before death.
A description of the experience
A middle aged Oklahoma housewife who was in the process of giving birth to her third child related the following:
‘I was in hard labour from 2am until 2pm. I was yelling for a C section just before Daniel was born, but my doctor said ‘shut up’!
I wanted to die of shame for yelling. I wanted to die more than anything! At that moment, I just popped out of my body and was about 2 or 3 feet above myself and everyone in the room. My doctor said ‘My God! My God!’
Someone moved to my side and pounded on my chest. I wondered why he was hitting my chest. Daniel was coming out and was handed to a nurse and wrapped in a blanket. I looked up and saw many beings waiting on me but not talking. We all knew each other’s thoughts. This was very beautiful.
I turned around wondering about my husband and started to go out the door, but only floated through the door and down the hall to where he was standing in a doorway with my 8 year old daughter. They were fine – I went back to the birth room.
The ‘beings’ were waiting on me to decide to stay with them or reenter my body. It was my decision! I wanted to stay on the other side, but felt I should stay and raise my baby ….
The source of the experienceOrdinary person
Concepts, symbols and science items
Activities and commonsteps
From Adventures in Immortality – George Gallup