Anne's birthing experience

We have had a very long road to get pregnant and therefore I wanted to have the most natural birth possible, however I was concerned about how I would deal with the horrors that are the birth stories everyone likes to give you.


When I first mentioned antenatal classes, James couldn't see the point of them, he thought that childbirth just happened. When I raised the concept of hypnobirthing his response was "I'm not doing any of that hippy shit" so I was not convinced I would get him to any classes let alone to this. 


It was with some trepidation, although for different reasons, that we approached the first session - I hadn't even told him how long it lasted. After the first session James realised my fears and how I would benefit from this approach, he even enjoyed the relaxation section. We used the relaxation CD every evening which helped us go to sleep whilst it soaked into our subconscious. 


We were overdue so in the end we were induced on Cley ward, which is not currently conducive to hypnobirthing. When the drugs finally worked it was at a much faster rate than surges normally occur. We spent 5 hours in the bathroom with the hypnobirthing CD on a loop and it really eased getting to 6cm of dilation, James knew what was needed to help me and how to help me through the experience. I used gas and air with the CD through the latter stages. Unfortunately I didn't progress any further so we ended up with a C-section.


Whilst this wasn't our ideal ending, we would not have had such a positive experience and been able to make informed decisions on our options without the hypnobirthing which enabled James to know how to help me stay calm and support me through the surges and for me to be able to express my feelings without expending too much energy on voicing them. All in all we would both thoroughly recommend hypnobirthing and would do a refresher if we were to be lucky enough to go through the experience again.





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