Congratulations to Josie Jake and baby Thomas 👶
Thanks Angie – I feel like the labour went fast and didn’t have time to take much in but at least the pain didn’t last too long that way and I got to meet Thomas sooner! I was in labour for 2 hours 45 minutes and baby Thomas weighed 7lbs 4oz.
I had a labour bag all ready with loads of bits and pieces but left it in the car as we thought the induction process would take a couple of days but as soon as my waters broke at 5am the contractions started immediately and only had about a minutes rest in between each one so I wouldn’t let Jake leave to get it 😄
The midwife was initially going to wait to take me to delivery when I was 4cm but as the contractions started so quickly they ended up taking me straight away. When my mum arrived and hearing her voice when she entered the room I relaxed a bit more and just concentrated on their voices telling me to breath. It’s amazing how chaotic it can be but how much you can zone into certain people’s voices when you need to. The hypnobirthing was definitely an amazing tool there. Thomas was born by ventouse as my blood pressure went crazy high and they wanted to get him out before it stressed him out. Had an episiotomy because of the ventouse which I think was the most discomfort after birth. Also had pethidine and gas and air but was told to lay off the gas as I pushed better without it. I don’t think I would have had the pethidine if I knew how quick it would be but it all worked out ok I am happy with how it all went overall.
Feeding is going really well. Swindon were brilliant with support before we left so was really pleased that we were able to breastfeed. I really couldn’t fault the staff there, they were brilliant!
Of course my birth story can go on social media. Thank you again for all the hypnobirthing techniques – definitely helped with the breathing and me listening to both birth partners. #hypnobirthing #hypnobirth #hypnobirthingclass #swindon #wiltshire #inductionoflabour #firsttimemummy #obstetriccholestasis #positivebirth #birthwithoutfear #strongwomen #kghypnobirthing #kghypnobirthingteacher #ventouse #strongmama #womenareamazing #birth #empoweredwomen