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Childbirth experience 03

Identifier

000045

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

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 experience

Ordinary person

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Symbols

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Overloads

Childbirth
Extreme pain

Suppressions

Commonsteps

References

From Adventures in Immortality – George Gallup