Anna and Nina

Monday, December 17th, 2012

By Emma Burton

Anna NinaI gave birth to Nina Seren White, weighing 6lb 7oz at St Michael’s on 14th October 2010.

My birth was fantastic!!

My waters broke at a reflexology appointment and I was bussed up the hill to the hospital.

My labour was 9 hours from the waters breaking – I dilated at a steady pace.

I only used a Tens machine for relief…though I did have a doula who massaged my lower back through every surge and Stevie stroked my head.

The HypnoBirthing techniques definitely worked for me – I was totally in the zone for the contractions but was able to chat and even argue about who composed the music on the birthing tape in between!!

I just felt totally able to birth naturally, no fear just focus.”