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Enabled me to have the perfect labour!
on 2 November 2015
If you have any interest in a completely natural labour this book is fantastic. I was very skeptical when I first heard about hypnobirthing but as a first timer I was seeking as much information as possible about the labour process which was looming ahead of me.
I purchased this book at 36 weeks and as soon as I started reading it clicked with me. I was determined I wanted my birth to be as natural an experience as possible and this book enabled me to believe this was possible. It gave me the confidence to believe in my body and the strength of myself. I practiced deep relaxation with the cd everyday and often referred back to the book when I felt worried or anxious, to reinforce my positive thinking.
My baby was 6 days 'overdue' but he came when he was ready and I had the exact labour I wanted and planned for, which I'm certain is all down to reading this book. I went into hospital at 4pm. I held out as long as possible at home, focusing on my up breathing and relaxation through contractions (or 'surges') as taught from reading this book. I was 6cm dilated when I got into hospital and went straight to the labour ward and pool. At 8.50pm my little boy was born using just water as pain relief. I was back home and sleeping in my own bed by 1am. I needed no stitches, which I believe was due to breathing the baby down and the perineal massage I did daily as recommended once again from reading this book.
I honestly believe if it had not been for hypnobirthing and the positive mindset this book instilled, my labour would not have been this smooth.