We have a baby girl: Imogen Lara born on Tuesday 27 February!
Born on the day the Beast from the East hit Tunbridge Wells, Imogen’s arrival was otherwise drama free and we had a great experience at Pembury.
I woke at 3am with mild cramps and knew that labour had started. I managed to stay at home until 2pm but during that time the labour progressed quickly and I managed to focus on my breathing and remained calm throughout. Even though the snow was falling fast.
We arrived at the hospital at 2:30pm and after an examination I learned I was 6cm dilated and we were taken to a delivery room. By this time the surges were coming one on top of another.
Imogen arrived at 18:10 and I managed to get through the labour using just gas and air. The quick and uncomplicated delivery, I am certain, is largely thanks to the hypnobirthing techniques we learned at your couples workshop. I felt confident that my body would naturally do what it needed to do. I remained standing up as much as I could which I am sure helped everything progress.
Bjorn was a fantastic birthing partner. The knowledge he gained at your workshop helped him to remain calm and confident and encouraging.
The hospital staff were amazing. Because of the snow they were under staffed but I can’t fault the level of care and attention we received.
Thank you so much for your help and advice. The hypnobirthing and positive birth meetings were a fantastic source of information and instrumental to our positive birth experience.