I had this experience hours after giving birth to my third son. After the delivery I was transferred to the room were I would stay for rest of my hospital stay. I was laying down resting when I suddenly felt a gush of blood, I pulled the sheets and noticed that I was bleeding uncontrollably. I got up and decided not to call the nurse for help since I had made a mess, I started walking towards the restroom when I started loosing my breath, I also noticed I was loosing a lot of blood. When I entered the restroom I started getting dizzy and at this point I realized that I was going to loose consciousness. The last thing I actually saw was the emergency string which I think I pulled. What happened next is something that makes me wonder "what really happened". I remember being surrounded by a bright white light. It was all around me, then I Started to hear the voices of nurses in panic, yelling asking for help. It was chaos. The strange thing about their voices is that I heard them as if they were far away. I could hear them saying to one another "She is not breathing, She's turning blue". as I heard this I could remember thinking to myself" I'm not breathing? I don't need to breath". As I was in this bright light I could literally feel wind blowing through my body. And I didn't have to breath because the air flowing through me was enough and I knew this. All I could feel was peace and happiness. But the thought of my children came to me and I thought "no my children". I remember telling myself to breath and then I did. Slowly I started to open my eyes, with a smile. I was happy.
Any associated medications or substances with the potential to affect the experience? Uncertain
Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? No
At the time of this experience, was there an associated life threatening event? Uncertain
What was your level of consciousness and alertness during the experience? I was very Alert. I could think and I knew what was going on.
Was the experience dream like in any way? No because I was making choices, like breathing.
Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body? Uncertain
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Happiness, peace, alive
Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises? Distant voices of nurses
LOCATION DESCRIPTION: Did you recognize any familiar locations or any locations from familiar religious teachings or encounter any locations inhabited by incredible or amazing creatures? No
Did you see a light? Yes The light was so bright and it was all around me.
Did you meet or see any other beings? No
Did you experiment while out of the body or in another, altered state? No
Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later? No response
Did you notice how your 5 senses were working, and if so, how were they different? Yes Well I know that I wasn't breathing but didn't feel the need.
Did you have any sense of altered space or time? Uncertain
Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? Uncertain
Did you become aware of future events? No
Were you involved in or aware of a decision regarding your return to the body? Yes I was happy until the thought of my children came to me that I told myself "start breathing"
Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience? Uncertain
Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience? No response
How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices? One thing for sure is that I still wonder what this meant.
Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience? Uncertain
Have you shared this experience with others? Yes They believed I died.
What emotions did you experience following your experience? Just peace and happiness.
What was the best and worst part of your experience? I can't say it was a bad experience. Because I felt happy.
Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience?