Our little man Solomon Lloyd was born 7lbs13oz on 3.12.12 his due date :)We had a VBAC at RBWH, and I’m proud to say drug free! He was posterior (despite over a month of trying to turn him!) so the labour was a little drawn out, and the last few hours felt like one continuous contraction, BUT Luke and mum were awesome and reminded me to breathe, and I repeated “every surge brings my baby closer to me” over and over in my head
I can definitely say the main difference Hypnobirthing gave me is that with Elijahs(our first) birth, I felt more and more anxiety as it approached, then spent the labour telling myself it would be the most painful day of my life and that I didn’t want to do it, so of course, I “failed to progress” and ended up needing an emergency cesarean. With this birth I felt more and more excited as the day approached, and when I realised I was in labour I couldn’t be happier! I listened to my affirmations, relaxations and soft music, had a bath with some essential oils, and basically had a ball being pampered while we waited to leave for the hospital hehe. Every time the surges became closer we had a little celebration
So I would like to say THANK YOU for changing my whole perspective on birth!
Solomon is an awesome chilled out little guy. He is super peaceful and mostly just sleeps, but when he’s awake he loves to stare at you with this intent little look on his face like a wise old man lol we love him :)”
Madeleine and Lucas, Brisbane (July course)