This has taken me so long to write… I attended your course at triyoga and gave birth in March 2007 using the techniques you taught me.The whole experience was utterly amazing. I hired a private midwife and had my baby ‘Lottie’ at home. I managed the labour on my own without giving a thought to pain relief, in silence and for the most part pretty motionless. My midwife said she had never witnessed hypnobirthing working so successfully.
I sat for 2 hours on a foot stool (apparently a difficult position to labour in!) and dilated to 10cm in an almost euphoric state. I had to keep telling my husband and my midwife I was contracting as apparently I was just breathing and smiling with my eyes closed all the time. It felt as if I had just unlocked a big secret and it really was so easy to just let things flow.
After 6 or 7 hours Lottie was born under water in a birthing pool in my lounge.