I just wanted to drop you a line to let you know that baby Isabella arrived at 5.48am on Tuesday 24th November weighing 7 lb 15 oz. She was delivered at the Wallingford birth centre, which was exactly what we wanted, and the labour was a little over 5 hours from the first surge to birth. Our Wise Hippo hypnobirthing techniques were indispensible to us and whilst, in practice, we did not use the mp3s while we were at the centre (as things were progressing so quickly), I found that the breathing techniques and M’s support in helping me focus on them allowed me to remain calm throughout (without the need for any pain relief). The midwives commented that it had been a real privilege to be present at Isabella’s birth and that they do not see many births that progress like ours did. We are now adjusting to family life and sleep deprivation has ensued! Thank you so much for your help and support and for teaching us the techniques.
Francesca and Matt, Wallingford (November 2015) (first baby)
Read their full birth story here.