Hi Wendy just wanted to share our wonderful birth story with you!
I had her at home with a midwife and Reinhard. Even with the hypnobirthing classes I felt confident but never expected to have her come so quickly.
I started having contractions that were intense about 10-10:30pm, 5 minutes apart. They began at about 7pm, but in 3 hours they had gotten closer together. I called the midwife and she came over, I was 5cm already.
Reinhard started filling a birthing pool, a small one, but I couldnt get in it yet as the midwife hadn’t arrived. She arrived and checked all was well, and I got into the pool. I had intended to have a water birth. After 20 minutes in the water, which was very soothing between contractions, decided I wanted to get out. Not sure why, just wanted to.
I got out, went over to the bed and lay on my side, I really had a strong urge to push, and so I did. She crowned and 3 more small pushes it was done. So only about 10 minutes of active labour and 4.5 hours from first contraction to third stage, which just slipped out!
It was amazing!! and I feel so blessed to have this little gift of a daughter.
I put this all down to hypnobirthing, my body knew what to do and did it and I was along for the ride.
thank you so much for preparing us! xxx