Our baby boy Jack was born in early July 2013 at home in a birth pool. It was the calm, confident and perfect birth that we had wanted for which we have Wendy and her fantastic hypnobirthing classes to thank.
We knew that hypnobirthing was something that we wanted to explore when we found out I was pregnant. We are so pleased that we found Wendy, a trained midwife who could teach and help us to have the natural and relaxing birth that we hoped for. The classes were so much fun, informative and above all invaluable. In two days we had gone from feeling nervous about labour to feeling confident and actually excited about giving birth!!
It turned out that Jack was back to back so my labour was long and hard work but I put all the breathing and relaxation techniques, that I had learnt and practiced with Wendy, into action. Throughout the labour I felt in control and relaxed. It was a truly beautiful moment when Jack arrived. He wasn’t crying but was completely chilled and has been that way ever since.
Towards the end of my labour we were joined by a student midwife. She had already witnessed many births but mine was the first birth without drugs or intervention. To give a trainee midwife the belief that natural births were possible was an amazing feeling.
Without Wendy and her hypnobirthing classes we would not have had such a fantastic birth experience. I am so grateful to Wendy for giving us the tools, endless advice and support to allow us to have a natural birth. The support did not end with the last class but continued throughout my pregnancy and is still on going.
It is the best feeling being able to tell everyone our VERY positive birth story.