I gave birth to Minnie on 20th July 2010, weighing 8lb 3oz at Southmead Hospital.
I would really recommend the HypnoBirthing course, it made me much calmer and more relaxed overall and I was able to enjoy my pregnancy and be really active, I was not concerned about the labour.
The early stage of labour progressed quickly home and my husband helped me focus on the HypnoBirthing techniques so that when the midwives arrived, I was fully dilated.
With the techniques I was able to remain in control and I was supported by a birth partner who knew what to expect and was able to give me exactly the encouragement I needed.
I know it would have been a completely different experience if I had not done the course!
I have also made some great friends who I see often, are a great support and I know will be friends for life – thanks Leyla!