Experience Description 2615

During the delivery of my youngest child, I saw myself turn a grayish color, my Doctor instructed the nurses give me an injection; they couldn't seem to find a vein that worked. He asked them to put a page over the intercom requesting any Doctors in the hospital to come to the delivery room. Another Doctor arrived. My deceased Father, who passed away the month before, was on the left side and slightly back of my Doctor. My Father was also very concerned, I felt so at peace I wanted to go with him. I had a life review and knew everything in an instance. Then I was told that my children needed me and I should stay here.

Next, I remembered the nurses saying hold your baby, hold your baby.

My Father was gone.

As the nurse wheeled my bed back to a room they asked me 'What was it like?'

I felt it was a very private experience and did not answer them.

Later I told my husband, and then my Doctor.

Background Information:

Gender: Female

Date NDE Occurred: 'June 30, 1968'

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Clinical death (cessation of breathing or heart function or brain function) Cardiac arrest. Childbirth (cardiac arrest)

How do you consider the content of your experience? Wonderful

Did you feel separated from your body? Uncertain
I lost awareness of my body

How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal everyday consciousness and alertness? More consciousness and alertness than normal life review

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? When I did my life review.

Were your thoughts speeded up? Incredibly fast

Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning

Were your senses more vivid than usual? Incredibly more vivid

Did your vision differ in any way from normal? I was aware of everyone's position in the room.

Did your hearing differ in any way from normal? I could hear what everyone was saying.

Did you seem to be aware of things going on elsewhere? Yes, and the facts have been checked out

Did you pass into or through a tunnel? No

The experience included: Presence of deceased persons

Did you see any beings in your experience? I actually saw them

Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? Yes My deceases Father (who died the previous month). We communicated through thought. He was concerned. He let me know everything was okay. I could see him clearly and his facial expressions.

Did you see, or feel surrounded by, a brilliant light? A light clearly of mystical or other-worldly origin

Did you see an unearthly light? No

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

The experience included: Strong emotional tone

Did you have a feeling of peace or pleasantness? Incredible peace or pleasantness

Did you have a feeling of joy? incredible joy

Did you feel a sense of harmony or unity with the universe? I felt united or one with the world

The experience included: Special Knowledge

Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? Everything about the universe

The experience included: Life review

Did scenes from your past come back to you? My past flashed before me, out of my control It was in an instant, I was my own judge. I knew all the good and not so good that I had done, and saw how it affected others. I felt so far I was doing pretty good.

I know there is life after death or no such thing as death. I also have never been afraid of dying. I look forward to when my time comes. We are here to help others.

The second time it happened was in 1990. I knew I was going to die that night (irregular heart beat). Then I received a message that it wasn't time yet, my husband needed me. My heart started beating normally without medical intervention, and has been fine since.

Did scenes from the future come to you? Scenes from the world's future

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

God, Spiritual and Religion:

What was your religion prior to your experience? Moderate

Have your religious practices changed since your experience? Yes

What is your religion now? Moderate

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes

Did you seem to encounter a mystical being or presence, or hear an unidentifiable voice? I encountered a definite being, or a voice clearly of mystical or unearthly origin

Did you see deceased or religious spirits? I actually saw them

Concerning our Earthly lives other than Religion:

During your experience, did you gain special knowledge or information about your purpose? Yes

Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Yes

After the NDE:

Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes How wonderful it was. How I was no linger afraid of death.

Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Yes

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes

Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? Yes

What did you believe about the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened? Experience was definitely real.

What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real.

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

Experience Description 3196

I was very calm, I saw myself turn grey, heard the Doctor ask the nurses to get help. Saw my deceased father on my left side, who had passed away the previous month. It was an indescribable joy and so peaceful, I wanted to go with my Father.

I did a life review in an instance. Then I was given a clear message from a power that I could not see or hear. I was told that it was not my time yet, and I was needed here to raise my children.

The nurses kept telling me to hold my baby, later after the Doctor left they asked me what it was like? After telling my husband about it, we agreed to speak to my Doctor about the event. I have never been afraid of death, as I know there is no such thing as death. I felt it was extremely positive and feel it was a gift. I became a much better person due to this experience.

Background Information:

Gender: Female

Date NDE Occurred: 'June 30, 1968'

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Clinical death (cessation of breathing or heart function or brain function) Cardiac arrest. cardiac arrest during childbirth

How do you consider the content of your experience? Wonderful

Did you feel separated from your body? No
I lost awareness of my body

How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal everyday consciousness and alertness? More consciousness and alertness than normal life review

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? life review

Were your thoughts speeded up? Incredibly fast

Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning

Were your senses more vivid than usual? Incredibly more vivid

Did you seem to be aware of things going on elsewhere? Yes, and the facts have been checked out

Did you pass into or through a tunnel? No

The experience included: Presence of deceased persons

Did you see any beings in your experience? I actually saw them

Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? Yes My father who had recently died. He was very concerned, and I wanted to go with him.

Did you see, or feel surrounded by, a brilliant light? A light clearly of mystical or other-worldly origin

Did you see an unearthly light? No

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

The experience included: Strong emotional tone

Did you have a feeling of peace or pleasantness? Incredible peace or pleasantness

Did you have a feeling of joy? incredible joy

Did you feel a sense of harmony or unity with the universe? I felt united or one with the world

The experience included: Special Knowledge

Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? Everything about the universe

The experience included: Life review

Did scenes from your past come back to you? My past flashed before me, out of my control Everything said and done that affects other people.

Did scenes from the future come to you? Scenes from the world's future

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

God, Spiritual and Religion:

What was your religion prior to your experience? Moderate

Have your religious practices changed since your experience? No

What is your religion now? Moderate

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? No

Did you seem to encounter a mystical being or presence, or hear an unidentifiable voice? I encountered a definite being, or a voice clearly of mystical or unearthly origin

Did you see deceased or religious spirits? I actually saw them

Concerning our Earthly lives other than Religion:

During your experience, did you gain special knowledge or information about your purpose? Yes We are here to help each other

Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? No more understanding of others

After the NDE:

Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes It was very personal

Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Yes became more psychic

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes One day with my husband. Yes, it also opened his mind.

Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? No

What did you believe about the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened? Experience was definitely real.

What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real.

At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? Yes Arrhythmia (irregular heart beat) in 1989. I was told again I was to remain here to help my husband.

Is there anything else that you would like to add about your experience? I woke up the next morning and have not had anything like it since

Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience? The feelings of peace.