I was in the hospital to deliver my first child. In the labor room, the nurse examined me. She told me that my blood pressure was too high and that I needed to take the medication for my blood pressure. The hospital didn't have the medication. My husband went out from the hospital to buy it. While my husband was gone the whole night, I was having an intense labor pain. There wasn't anyone but me in the labor room, no one to comfort me in my pain. Morning came and I was so exhausted and still in so much pain. Finally, the doctor came and checked me. It was obvious in her face that something was not right.
She immediately called the nurses and told me that I need to push so I can deliver my baby. But no matter how hard I pushed, my baby wasn't coming out. The labor process continued for at least thirty more minutes. There was more concern on the face of my doctor. She told me that I needed to do one more last push and if the baby won't come out, I would be delivering my baby by c'sarian section. Well, my bouncing baby boy was delivered. After my baby's delivery, I was feeling nauseated and my head was like ready to explode. I was feeling so numb and very weak. They moved me to the recovery room. My blood pressure was checked again and I was told that I needed to take my blood pressure medication because the blood pressure was not going down. My husband was not back yet with my medication.
The nurse left and my vision was turning yellow, then gray - all of the sudden it was black. Then the strangest thing was happening - I felt my body so still, I felt part of me lifting out and I was feeling myself starting to move. I was standing and it was velvet black, I started to make a step, then there was this light from up above, I was watching the light. It was dim and it was getting a little bit brighter and was so beautiful, relaxing, the most comfortable time of my life was happening. I was feeling the presence of the most powerful being. I felt happiness and contentment. I started walking to the light and suddenly, I realized that I just had a baby. I have not seen my baby. I needed to see my baby. My baby needed me. I needed to go back. It was like all the things that were in my mind was my conversation to God.
I woke up coughing, gasping and so, thirsty. My sister was on my hospital bed, crying, and told me I was dead. She called for the nurse; then there was my husband, he finally brought my medication. I told them what happened after a week. There was a time that I shared my story to some of my friends but it seems like I sounded crazy to them. I never talk to anyone about this anymore sometimes it is wonderful to possess special abilities and sometimes it is very scary.
Date NDE Occurred: September 12, 1976
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Childbirth eclampsia, complication during child birth eclampsia, coplication during child birth deliveryMy blood pressure went extremely high (200/122).
How do you consider the content of your experience? Positive
The experience included: Out of body experience
Did you feel separated from your body? Yes I was the same but very light and I was wearing a white cotton gown.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? I was alert.
Did time seem to speed up or slow down? No
Did you pass into or through a tunnel? No
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? No
The experience included: Darkness
The experience included: Light
Did you see an unearthly light? Yes Very dim and then there was intensity of light and very soothing.
The experience included: A landscape or city
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm It was very dark, but I know I was on the ground but in a different dimension.
Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? No
Did scenes from your past come back to you? My past flashed before me, out of my control
Did you come to a border or point of no return? I came to a barrier that I was not permitted to cross; or was sent back against my will I felt that I needed to come back because my baby needed me and I did not get the chance to see him.
God, Spiritual and Religion:
What was your religion prior to your experience? Moderate
What is your religion now? Moderate
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? No
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? No
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Yes Many times I see things that will happen or I will have very vivid dreams of what is going to happen. I do not choose it to happen but it will just come and sometimes I get scared.
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? I was scared that I would not be able to see my baby if I died. I didn't want him to grow up without a mother. I knew that there is someone above for us.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes I was crazy!! Except my sister who was with me.
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? Yes The other event is that one of my children has the same special ability, like mine.
Is there anything else that you would like to add about your experience? I wonder what is this really all about. Sometimes I ask myself if I'm the only one in this world who had this experience.