I honestly feel that the hypnobirthing techniques and the advice and time Zoe spent with me helped me in having a calming attitude and made me feel In control of my pregnancy and labour.
My labour did not as many others go to plan and I wasn’t able to follow my birth plan, my little one did not want to join us as was too comfy! I was induced for two days with no joy, and then finally given syntocin to induce labour, which meant I was unable to have my relaxing water birth I had planned.
I was advised by the midwifes that using syntocin made contractions twice as painful and I would need to have some drugs or an epidural, this initially concerned me, I requested that I would like to feel some contractions as it was my first pregnancy I wanted to feel what contractions were like.
After around 2 hours I was getting a level of pain, I was told these were only early labour tightenings, I carried on using my breathing techniques for the next 1/2 an hour, at this point I was advised that my baby would deliver the next day. I asked them to check as my body had felt the urge to push, the midwife checked and I was fully dilated and ready to give birth!
I could tell she was surprised as we had a team run in to prepare for the birth of my baby, after another 40mins baby Daisy was born, with no drugs or medication, my body knew what it could do, I did feel some pain but my husband said that he watched my pulse on the monitors and it stayed at the same rate all the way through. I gave birth naturally to a beautiful baby girl Daisy Rae weighing 6Lb 4oz, who is the most precious thing.
I would like to thank Zoe for all her support and advise, we all have different reasons for attending hypnobirthing, mine I know different from others but I can honestly say it was worth it!