HUGO'S BIRTH ...with thanks to Lydia & Ryan

Just to let you know the great news that Hugo Theodore arrived safely last week Wednesday - 27 May - weighing 8lb10oz!

We went in to labour naturally, so thankfully no induction and although it was a slow process initially in getting to 3cm, getting to 10cam went much quicker, I was in the birthing pool at home and I was ready to push after a few hours. Unfortunately everything then slowed down and we tried everything to get the surges going again, including having a smooch in the pool! After 3 hours of pushing in every position, and his heart rate increasing, the midwives suggested we get some help so we went to Kings, where we had an episitomy as forseps we're used. I was thankful we were at the hospital as Hugo had done a big poo inside but thankfully no issues and he was in perfect health. They treated us really well in Kings and only stayed in over night and went home the next day.

It's taken a little while to write this, as we've been so busy with a new born and also I have been reflecting on his birth and how I feel about it, and what impact doing hypnobirthing/your classes had on it. Ryan and I definitely worked as a team and we really enjoyed the time together when I was pregnant doing the scripts and the light touch massage. It definitely gave me the courage to say no to Induction, believing that he would come naturally which I am glad about! It helped me get through the on/off surges I had in getting to 3cm dilated, which seemed to take weeks! The surges were much more intense and powerful than I was expecting but the breathing really helped. I am not sure if I would say it was a calm birth and maybe I was a bit idealistic about how it would be, but I don't think anything can prepare you and everyone deals with it differently. We did have skin to skin straight after his birth which was lovely and also I got my placenta pills, so these are things I may never have done if I hadn't come to the class. So thank you very much, you made a difference to bringing our little one in to the world!

I without hesitation recommended that Brierley midwives make contact with you for one of their ladies interested in hypnobirthing so that shows how positive I am about the classes! Plus I am really pleased to have met Charlotte&Ali, Amy&Matt and Anouska&Pali who we have kept in touch with.

Thanks so much Hollie!

BIRTH STORIES

WILLA

IVOR

BUZZ

FIN

ARLO

SAM T

FINN

BETSY

SASHA

JACOB

LOUIS

WOODY

AMELIA

HUGO

ISIS

SAM P

MIA

MAX

FLORES

LORDEN

EDEN

ADDY

ISABELLA