I'm very glad that I took your hypnobirthing classes as I feel it was definitely beneficial to me. At the first class you asked us what our biggest fears were around the birth. Mine were being in hospital and losing control. Both of these I had to face in October! To prepare for the birth I listened to the affirmations tracks twice a day on the bus going in and out of work and I listened to the hypnobirthing in the evenings almost every day. I got a great sense of well-being from listening to the tracks. I also put on the sleep soundtrack when pregnancy insomnia kicked in! I also practiced my breathing and pelvic floor exercises as we discussed in class...this definitely paid off!! Sue & Pete and baby Ross
My birthing experience was tougher than I expected in terms of duration but having said that I found the hynobirthing tools invaluable and they allowed me to stay focused and in control. I went the full 10 centimetres without intervention.
However, Adams's oxygen levels decreased and he needed to be born, so there was medical intervention at that point.
I have recommended your course to a work colleague and my feedback was that the course allows you to mentally prepare for birth and equips you with the tools to go through labour with a plan and leaves you very much in control.
I think having a birthing partner who is very supportive of hynobirthing is essential for hynobirthing to be effective during labour. They play a vital role in supporting the mother and I felt if I didn't have a supportive partner it would have been challenging for hynobirthing to be as effective.
Thanks so much Aisling for all your advice." Carol, Damien and Adam"