The birth was a magical time. I was feeling "twinges" the whole day before and went for a big walk alone. I felt like I needed space to focus and I listened to my affirmations over and over.
At 11.30pm that night Jason and I headed to the hospital; my surges were 5 minutes apart. I listened to meditations and relaxing music the whole way there and focused on my breathing.It was so nice to arrive at our lovely birthing suite at the M.L.U. Our midwife was filling up the birthing pool for me when we arrived.
Jason put up post-it notes all over the room with positive affirmations and kept saying them aloud. He kept me focused on my breathing and giving me massages with our homemade lavender massage oil.
I wanted to put on my nice new pyjamas and as soon as I did my waters broke! It was so exciting!
When I was 4cm, our midwife let me get into the birthing pool. The warm water was so soothing. As the hours went on I found it more difficult to focus on my breathing. The surges got really difficult for me. I decided to have the gas and air so that helped me get through.
At around 8.15am I got out of the pool and onto the birthing stool, with Jason holding me I began to push. I couldn't breathe the baby out as I had thought I would!! The midwife said she saw a lovely head of dark hair. I had Wendy on my hands and knees. When she came out it was an unbelievable feeling. She latched on soon after her arrival and I've been breastfeeding since.
Hypnobirthing most definitely helped me have such a wonderful birth experience and I can't thank you enough!
I'm looking forward to my last appointment with you! Mum, Dad and Baby Wendy!