Melanie was taught HypnoBirthing by Sharon for the birth of her little girl. Here is her story;
My first contraction started at 2.30am and by 9am I was having regular contractions every 5 minutes. We went into the birth centre only to be sent home as I was only 1cm dilated (really disappointed). However, things moved on fairly quickly after that. I tried to rest and relax at home and found the HypnoBirthing c.d’s really useful and by 2pm headed back into the birth centre and was relieved to be told I was 6-7cm dilated and would I like to get into the pool.
I was so happy not to be sent home and got started on gas and air and spent the next 4hours in the pool watching snow fall outside and listening to the c.d’s. By 6.30pm I was fully dilated and ready to push. It took me 2hrs and I got out of the pool to deliver our beautiful baby daughter at 8.40pm.
She weighed 7lbs 7oz and was 53.5cm long. It was a truly amazing experience and all the staff were brilliant. They commented on how calm I seemed both before and after the birth which was really good to hear. I have no doubt that the classes and HypnoBirthing techniques really helped me.. now the fun begins!