We’ve had a little boy! He was born on Sunday at 16:03 and weighed a whopping 9lbs 6 🙂
My waters broke at half two on Sunday morning so we went in to be checked at about 4am and I was having very mild surges. By the time we got home my surges were beginning to get really strong so I ran a bath but it didn’t t help just made me very hot so I got straight out. I then sat in bed and wandered around the bedroom and listened to your relax for birth visualisations for a couple of hours. By half eleven I said to Paul that I really felt we should go back to hospital so he rang the ward who said not to come in and that as it was my first baby I would be labouring for a good while yet so I should stay at home. I tried to but I just knew that things were moving ahead so I made Paul drive me back. Arrived on antenatal ward about half twelve and was examined at one – I was nine cm!!! They walked me round to labour ward where I started pushing – I don t know why but I didn’t t want to get into the pool so I moved around the room and found sitting on the loo really comfortable!
I didn’t have any pain relief at all – just my tens machine at home. I had loads of things like the oil burner, electric candles, rescue remedy etc in the car but we left it there as we were convinced we would be going straight home because I would only be a few cms. Bless Paul he didn’t have a hope of getting back down to get it all!
I stayed in hospital until Tuesday evening t have some help to get breast feeding established, I’m getting to grips with it now and hope to carry on for as long as I can.
Sorry for the long email, I wanted to share our story with you 🙂 I am absolutely sure that the hypnobirthing was how I managed to get on so well. I really don’t know how I would have coped without the visualisations etc. Thank you for everything Wendy, we re so very happy.
Hope you and your bump are healthy and happy.
Natalie & Paul x xx