I felt so empowered and strong

I was coping fine with everything. My husband communicated with everyone and I just focused on what my body was telling me.

Our beautiful boy arrived healthy and calmly.

Everything was exactly the way myself and husband had visualised it.

Two days after my due date, I was at home, relaxing and preparing dinner and my contractions started. With 40 minutes between each surge (contraction) and they weren’t so intense, my husband took over making the dinner and I had a bath and made sure I was ready to leave for hospital in case this was the real deal. It was!

4 hours, a plate of pasta and a bath later, the surges were every 6 minutes and very strong. We left for the hospital and we were delighted to hear that I was 7cm dilated.

I was coping fine with everything. My husband communicated with everyone and I just focused on what my body was telling me.

From beginning until holding my baby was 7 hours. Phase 2 was crazy intense and only lasted 45 minutes.

It was amazing, I honestly felt like superwomen. My husband cried so much and couldn’t believe what I had done.

Gabriel is a calm, chilled baby (I hope that continues) who was born into a calm, relaxed environment – exactly how we wanted.

Thank you very much for everything, I will forever sing the praises of yourself and hypnobirthing techniques.