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Month: July 2017

The Birth of Rose

The Birth of Rose

Thank you Emily for sharing your positive Hypnobirthing story … welcome to The World, Rose! x

Hi Louise,

Our little girl, Rose Amelie Reeves, arrived last Friday morning after an 8 hour labour. 
My contractions started just before midnight and came on thick and fast. We called the birth centre who told us to sit tight for another hour or so and monitor the contractions. They were already regular as clockwork so I put on my tens machine played my hypnobirthing tracks and breathed them out in bed. An hour later, they were over a minute long and coming every 3-4 minutes. 
We then set off, me breathing my way through each one – I was amazed how slow and deep I was managing to breathe! Once at the centre, at about 4am, they examined me and I was shocked to be told I was already 8cm! I think the midwives were quite impressed that I’d managed to get that far with just the tens machine!
But, my birth centre experience wasn’t to be because when my waters ruptured, there was meconium in them so it was off to Pembury for us! The ambulance ride was bumpy but bearable / I could even tell where we were en route by the smell of cabbages in the fields and the roundabouts! I was grateful for gas and air at this point, but still kept focused on my breath and keeping calm. 
Once in the delivery suite, it slowed down a bit and took another couple of hours to reach 10cm. During this time baby had to be monitored and she remained calm throughout. I remember being very aware of being in transition but just talking myself through by being calm and focused. It took 45 minutes to push her out and I just feel like it was the most lovely experience. 
Yes, of course it hurt but I am so proud to have a positive birth experience to share!
Thank you so much for all your tips, I have raved about it to so many people now. 
Best wishes,
Emily 
A Dad’s Hypnobirthing Story

A Dad’s Hypnobirthing Story

More on The Birth of Alfie … Mum Rosie shared her story and here Alfie’s Dad, Ryland’s explains why he’d recommend my Hypnobirthing Workshops to other partners.

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Hi Louise,

As you know from the class I was very sceptical about the whole Hypnobirthing way, and even up until the main parts of labour was, but I must admit with out it I don’t know how Rosie would’ve managed, I’m sure fine but the Hypnobirthing definitely helped… just being there and being able to reassure her and keep reminding her of everything she had learned leading up to the birth seemed worth it. I found myself remembering things I didn’t even know I had taken in and putting them into practise “blow the dial” especially.

Rosie really leapt head first into the whole process from the day she decided to use Hypnobirthing, and it really showed when she went into labour, even in the hardest parts while at home she managed to stay calm and keep going through the motions. I mean, she was basically pushing our little Alfie out while at home and didn’t even realise it until the midwifes at the hospital told us to immediately get in the car and drive up, even during that drive, which was possibly more emotional then the actual birth, she was using her new learnt skills.

For any father/partner who is sceptical about the whole process I would recommend at least giving it a go, even if after you’re still a bit unsure, if your wife/partner is going to use it support them. Take in what you can, it will all become apparent during birth and will benefit all of you involved. It was one of the most magical things I’ve ever been involved with and the fact Rosie was so calm during it made it that much more special.

Many thanks,

Ryland