My husband and I started your hypnobirthing online course about two months before our little one was due. At 37 weeks we were told that Bub was not thriving and I would be induced at about 38 weeks. I had envisaged having a labour induction free so the news was not ideal. Our baby arrived naturally (induction free) at 37 weeks and 4 days.
We had spoken to our obstetrician about our wishes for the labour, namely to have a quiet dimmed room, limited intervention, minimal people in the room and to talk us through the steps he was taking. Our midwife kept commenting on how calm I was throughout the process. So calm that she believed the baby was not due for some hours. When the obstetrician came to see how dilated I was, he told me that bubs would arrive in a matter of minutes. He was correct and our little girl was welcomed into the world a few minutes later. We then spent hours having beautiful skin to skin contact before she was weighed etc.
If I could describe my labour in three words it would be empowering, calm and intense. I recall laughing, crying, sleeping, being mobile and relaxed throughout the labour. My best friend (hubby) was by my side and encouraging me to breathe, take breaks, rest and ride the waves. Despite only completing a small amount of the sessions, we gained a great amount of knowledge and reassurance from the course. Thank you!
p.s. Here's a pic of bubs 20 minutes after she was born!
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