I didn’t have any pain relief not even gas and air…I just laid there and listen to my hypo-birthing CD…I felt all the contractions but it wasn’t scary I was just relaxed and concentrated on the breathing that I had been taught.
It was really strange when the contractions got really strong and close towards the end I just slipped in and out of a really deep state of relaxation, they said I didn’t make a sound. Once it was time for the baby to be born I automatically changed my breathing patterns and breathed him down to be born.
I was supposed to breathe him out as well but the midwife told me to push instead, so I did (wish I hadn’t as I ended up with stitches even though I did the massage, baby came out too quick head shoulders and arms)
It was definitely worth having the HypnoBirthing lessons, a girl that had her baby on Tuesday said the midwives were all talking about it on the labour ward. Baby Tom was born at 6.40pm on Tuesday 13th October and weighed 7lb 3oz.
Thanks for your lessons, we will spread the word for you!”