Rebecca’s birth story – by Emma
Rebecca was born last month weighing a healthy 8lb 8oz! She was breech up until 36 weeks but thankfully they managed to turn her around.
Labour was short and intense. My waters broke at 8am and we made our way into the JR to be assessed as contractions had not started. By the time we had got there I had started to get contractions which quickly became more frequent. By the time the midwife checked me I was already 9cm dilated! Rebecca was born naturally with no medical intervention or pain relief just a couple of hours later at 12:56pm – they did not even have time to fill the birth pool! I lost a lot of blood but thankfully after a discussion with the midwives I was able to stay on the spires as my observations were all ok and continued to remain so.
The midwives couldn’t believe how calm I was throughout and I’m sure it was largely due to practicing the hypno birthing and what we learnt on the course. After such a nerve wrecking pregnancy (with the cervical stitch, iron transfusion, and with the baby being breeched) hypno birthing really helped me manage my anxiety – not only throughout the pregnancy – but also leading up to the birth.