I gave birth to my beautiful baby girl on the 26th February 2020. This was my third baby. I already have a boy and a girl. My first delivery was entirely natural but long and tiring. My second delivery was by induction and very different being intense and quick. I was also induced with my third baby which was very similar to my second labour time wise but a much more pleasant experience thanks to Beautiful Births and the advice given.
My induction began at around 11am. It was just myself and my husband present. I was quite excited about giving birth this time (although I admit the nerves were still there a little as I knew what to expect ) due to my understanding of each stage of labour thanks to Kerry’s guidance. I felt much more in control than my previous two births knowing what my body was going through and when the end was in site.
My surges were quite irregular at first and very much just like period pain. The intensity and regularity did not really start until around early teatime. This is when I began really focusing on the breathing techniques Beautiful Births taught me. I used these right until delivery.My midwife kept commenting on how well I was coping with my surges using this breathing strategy. I had a very small amount of pain relief and a couple of puffs of gas and air but it was my breathing and calmness which got me through. I gave birth at 8pm. My established labour was literally minutes with little blood loss and no tears. The midwife said this was because I was calm and in control.
With my previous induction I lost a lot of blood and this was due to me not controlling my breathing as well. I can honestly say I enjoyed this labour far more than the others and would recommend hypnobirthing to anyone! Thank you Kerry and Beautiful Births!