Thanks Maya for all your knowledge and learning, I practiced the relaxation in the weeks leading up and my general attitude toward having a relaxed birth definitely helped me during the birth. Birth was very quick… 4 hours! Woke up to surges at 5.30am…breathed my way through them ok, got in the bath at about 8 and it just accelerated very quickly, was quite intense, didn’t get an opportunity to use the birthing pool, and midwife arrived on scene 10mins before Flo did…she arrived the way she wanted to. I ended up needing to go to hospital (after the birth), but we felt very much in control the whole time, I think Hypnobirthing gave us that confidence.

M. and D.Walsh, Brighton (Home Birth)