Sarah, Chris and Bella

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

By Emma Burton

Belle Bayliss
Bella was born on the 2nd January 2013, 11 days late. Luckily she was born naturally, and St Michael’s were amazing not pushing for induction – they did everything to meet my birth plan, and I feel very lucky that my birth went exactly to plan.

I went into labour at around 10pm, my contractions where immediately regular from the start, 2 contractions every 10 mins lasting about 30 seconds. I spent most of my time at home on my ball with a tens machine – and the time just flew by.

I went into hospital about 6am in the morning and was 8.5cm dilated. I have to say though the time went so quickly.

Once at St Michael’s I got into the pool around 7am and she was born at 10am. A wonderful experience. My waters never broke as she was born in her sack, which I hear is very lucky (or just quite rare).

I had a wonderful and pretty quick birth, I fully believe that the HypnoBirthing very much helped!