Jenny & Oscar came to the October course and were an absolute dream team!
Jenny's story is the perfect example of how important it is to have the information to make informed decisions in labour and her instincts were so right...
As I write this...Jenny & Oscar are still trying some names out for size, but for now they are adjusting to their little bundle and the whirlwind that is parenthood!
So labour started for me on Monday morning when my waters broke at home and I started getting mild contractions.
I went in to the hospital where I was told to go home and phone them the next day at lunchtime with any progression. At this stage my contractions were still only every 30 mins but they asked me to come in.
When I got to the hospital I was basically tagged and put in a room and told that they were going to start with the induction process which is something that I was really against doing.
I understand where the midwives are coming from, but I did feel like I was being told I was being induced rather than asked.
I am so pleased I had done a hypnobirthing class as that really gave me the empowerment to say that I wanted to wait a little longer to see if I could get things progressing myself.
After a few hours of walking around the hospital and fending off the midwife I got examined and had got to 3cm on my own
I was moved to the labour ward and they broke my fore waters as it had actually been my hind waters that had originally broken at home. This got things really going and over the next few hours I got to 8 cm using only gas and air as pain relief.
I pulled on every strength I had within me to keep my energy up and I can honestly say I could not have got through it without breathing through the contractions! When I finally got to pushing an hour or so later I was exhausted so they did do a slight cut to speed things up a bit which I was happy with and then out popped my little boy!
Thank you so much for everything, I think things would have gone a lot different if I hadn't have done the course I knew what I was talking about! xx