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Lina C's Experience

Experience description:   

I'd been in labor all night and was in so much pain. I'd been left with a student nurse. A senior nurse came in the morning and checked us, she told the student that we were both in distress. I remember being rushed suddenly in to the delivery room and the room filled up with doctors and nurses. I was on the delivery bed and there was a clock on the wall in front of me. My feet were put in stirrups and the doctor immediately made a cut and inserted forceps. He gripped my son's head with the forceps and started to rotate and pull him. The pain was excruciating. I heard and felt a horrific piercing scream and at that moment I was above the delivery table ,in the corner of the room on the ceiling and I was now looking down on the clock from the left hand side of the bed (the clock was to my right). I could hear this terrific screaming but could feel nothing at all.

Suddenly I was back in my body and my son was being born and I could see the clock once more in front of me as the nurse announced the time of birth at 8.04

At the time of your experience was there an associated life-threatening event?   Uncertain   delivering first baby, both of us in clinical distress, rushed to delivery room, episiotomy and forceps delivery and baby had to be turned as he was posterior presentation, No time to give me any kind of  anesthetic or pain relief.

Was the experience difficult to express in words?....No....

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness?....More consciousness and alertness than normal    At height of the pain when I left my body....Everything seemed heightened

Please compare your vision during the experience to your everyday vision that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience.    I could see just as well as I always could

Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience.    I could hear the screaming which drowned out everything else

Did you see or hear any earthly events that were occurring during a time that your consciousness / awareness was apart from your physical / earthly body?    Yes   I heard the screaming, I saw the clock ,I was aware of the doctors and nurses below me but I didn't look down at them I focused on the clock

What emotions did you feel during the experience?....Relief that I felt no pain and shock at the screaming  

Did you pass into or through a tunnel?....No....

Did you see an unearthly light?....No....

Did you seem to encounter a mystical being or presence, or hear an unidentifiable voice?....No   

Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings?....No   

Did you become aware of past events in your life during your experience?....No....

Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world?....No....

Did time seem to speed up or slow down?....Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning....I remember feeling suspended and then very quickly returning to my body

Did you suddenly seem to understand everything?....No....

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure?....No....

Did you come to a border or point of no return?....No....

Did scenes from the future come to you?....No....

Did you have a sense of knowing special knowledge or purpose?....No....

Discuss any changes that might have occurred in your life after your experience:....Slight changes in my life....Nothing changed immediately but over the years I've come to realize that there is another realm which we can access if we need to or learn to....

Did you have any changes in your values or beliefs after the experience that occurred as a result of the experience?    Yes     I realized in time that their is another dimension

Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience?....No    

Have you ever shared this experience with others?   Yes   I've shared it since it happened, just occasionally in conversation about difficult deliveries, It's usually met with disinterest, possibly disbelief

Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience?....Uncertain     Heard of OBEs and NDEs but paid no attention to them

What did you believe about the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened:....Experience was definitely real    I accepted that this was something which had happened to me

What do you believe about the reality of your experience at the current time:....Experience was definitely real....I remember it very clearly as something which happened to me and I feel gratitude that I escaped the incredible pain I was experiencing at the time

Have your relationships changed specifically as a result of your experience?....No....

Have your religious beliefs/spiritual practices changed specifically as a result of your experience?....Uncertain    Made me more aware of the possibilities of another realm /dimension

At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience?....No   

Did the questions asked and information that you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience?    Yes