"They still couldn't believe I'd slept through the rest of the dilation during the night"
Alexandra Carter - 1st time mother
Listened to the Home birth preparation track 20+ times
"I am writing this as, I'm desperate to tell you about Freddie's birth! Labour was 7 hours long! I had a bit of tummy ache the day before with the show, but hardly noticeable- and then a glass of champagne on Valentine's Day with my husband before going to bed. The next morning at 5.50am my waters broke and contractions started straight away.
The midwife arrived at about 8:30am and was very surprised to find I was 8 1/2 cm dilated, and at 12:43pm Freddie was born. The midwives couldn't believe how calm I was. I don't take any credit for this as I'm not at all brave normally, but they were very surprised that it was my first baby as I seemed "so calm and so in control."
The midwives invented a time for the start of labour as midnight since they didn't believe it could have happened so quickly from 6 am to 8:30, but they still couldn't believe I'd slept through the rest of the dilation during the night.
I knew it would help me as I'd been at my sister's birth 4 years ago, and been quite traumatised by it, but I had no idea Natal Hypnotherapy would add up to such a feeling of being able to cope with it, being unafraid, and being able to control the intensity of the contractions with the dial- when the midwives arrived I was chanting- 5,5,5, 4,4,3,2,1... & apparently I was smiling all the way through it.
I really never could have imagined an easier birth! If anyone wants to know, I just keep extolling the virtues of hypnobirthing. Amazing."