Kirsty and Justin

My husband and I both agreed that HypnoBirthing greatly helped even though we had a bit of intervention due to pre-eclampsia.  We did the hospital birthing classes as well.  My husband (who was a skeptic and didn’t even want to go to HypnoBirthing classes in the first place) tells everyone that HypnoBirthing was much better than the hospital classes and much more useful. Thank you very much for the opportunity to learn about HypnoBirthing – we really feel it helped us to have a natural birth without epidural or cesarean and we’re very grateful for that.

We had a beautiful baby girl we named Brianna on 26th October 2012. My husband and I agree, that in our opinion, if it wasn’t for HypnoBirthing classes I probably would have had to have a cesarean or at least an epidural.  I developed pre-eclampsia towards the end of my pregnancy.  At 36+5 I went for a routine check and was put into hospital to be induced the next morning.  I was a bit shocked but the pre-eclampsia had got worse and there was really no option.  The baby had to come. The obstetrician told me I could try for a natural delivery but baby and I would both have to be monitored throughout labour.  She also told me I’d probably have to have an epidural as the pain would cause my BP to spike to dangerous levels. And that a cesarean was a real possibility if my body didn’t cope with labour.

I spent a very nervous night in hospital after a stretch and sweep.  My waters were broken at 7.30 in the morning. By 10am I was in full labour.  I used the HypnoBirthing techniques that I’d learnt and practised a bit (hadn’t finished work and was going to do another 3 weeks practice once I finished). But it was still very helpful. I had heard being induced is very painful and I can report that it is! The HypnoBirthing techniques and a bit of gas and air helped me managed the surges, although I still had lots of pain. I also had to breath the baby down as she hadn’t dropped before I was induced. I had to stay on the bed as I was hooked up to monitors which was very annoying as I could only lie on my back or side, which I am sure contributed to me having pain as I couldn’t change position as my body wanted to. The best techniques that worked for us was my husband putting deep pressure on my hip and shoulder during every surge.

My husband and I both agreed that HypnoBirthing greatly helped even though we had a bit of intervention due to pre-eclampsia.  We did the hospital birthing classes as well.  My husband (who was a skeptic and didn’t even want to go to HypnoBirthing classes in the first place) tells everyone that HypnoBirthing was much better than the hospital classes and much more useful.

Thank you very much for the opportunity to learn about HypnoBirthing – we really feel it helped us to have a natural birth without epidural or cesarean and we’re very grateful for that.

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