I just wanted to share the wonderful news that we got to meet our healthy and happy son on Friday! He was born 2 weeks early but weighed 3.825kg and was 53.5cm long.
The birth was absolutely amazing and exactly as we wanted it to be. My waters broke at 2:00am on Friday and we laboured at home until about 10:00am at which point we headed to Birthcare to meet our midwife there.
We got to our birthing suite at 10:30 and I was already 9cm dilated. I was in the pool by about 11:00 and Baby W was born at 1:18pm after 5 pushes / VERY deep breathing sequences. Also, no tears or stitches required!
My midwife said she couldn't believe this was my first baby and said I absolutely rocked the breathing techniques. Honestly I attribute it completely to your hypnobirthing course and learning about the physiology of what your body experiences through labour and birthing and how to work with your body to breathe baby down. Also I think it helped to be diligent at perineal massage and Pilates (which I actually had a class at 8:00pm before my waters broke the next morning!).
I loved learning all the techniques through your classes and it helped me tremendously though the birth. I would never associate the word 'pain' with anything I experienced!
Thank you so much for sharing such a wonderful thing with so many women and parents. You taught me how to have the labour and birth of my dreams!