My Homebirth during COVID-19
I just wanted to say a huge thank you to the Studio team with all the support you gave prior to birthing.
I am sending you my story to share with other mums to be so they can read a positive birth story in this stressful time for many mums who are about to give birth.
I attended the Real Birth Workshop followed by Hypnobirthing at the Real Birth Studio, I found the classes really informative and learnt a lot about birthing in general. My classes were run by Leah who was so supportive and provided me with advice and confidence to have a home birth.
Before labour started I was unsure if I would be able to birth our baby at home due to the time it took for my tightening’s to start after my waters released but it all worked out well in the end and our baby was born 25 hours later.
When my labour started, I used all the techniques that Leah had shown me. The breathing really helped, and it was really useful that my partner breathed with me.
I used a pool at home but I was later getting in the pool than I wanted to, as the advice from the midwife at the time was that the pool may have relaxed me so much that it would lengthen my birth, she really wanted me to have a home birth and seemed a little concerned about the time of my waters releasing and going into the more active stages of birthing.
When I finally got into the pool, I couldn’t believe how much more comfort I got from being in there, especially as my surges had seconds between them, it just relaxed everything and that’s when the downward pushing started. It all happened really quickly!
For the downward pushing, it wasn’t what I was expecting at all but it was an incredible feeling as I knew my baby was on her way. I listened to my body on what to do at this stage of labour as the feelings were so strong that it literally took my breath away. I was not expecting that amount of intense feeling but I just went with what it felt like!
I now have a healthy little girl and I couldn’t have done it without all the advice from the real birth team. It was so calm and the classes, the information and the breathing techniques helped massively.
I didn’t have any drugs and gave birth in the water at home where I wanted to be.
Thanks once again 🙂