My amazing labour
Not many people share their good experiences about child birth. It is damn painful to say the least, yet it can be the most magical and memorable day of our lives.
The Labour with my first child was the least to say alright, despite being very similar to my second one. We weren't ready for the things waiting for us.
Second time round I met with this amazing human being, who helped get through the trauma, shame and blame that first Labour caused and helped me and my husband get a clear picture of our thoughts on the past and ideas for the future.
Had the most relaxing, nurturing yoga sessions. Been to the safest place known by me and many in this town. Had fun, danced, broke down in tears, opened up about worries, stretched well, engaged loads of muscles, got deep down in thoughts and learnt to be in charge.
There's not much to say about my second child's birth. I quietly went into labour and never told anyone until I felt it necessary to go into hospital. The day and night before that: had a long walk, walked the stairs, bounced on my birthing ball, did yoga exercises, spent time in the toilet, was breathing through contractions and relaxed.
Went to hospital at 9 am. Stumbled occasionally, the pain took over, but my amazing husband was there to comfort me and cheer me on, even though I am very hard to touch while in pain, he learnt how to manage me during the "call the birthing partner" session.
The part I am most proud of, is when during the last bit when I actually had to push baby out, I tried to listen to the amazing midwife+student midwife, who reminded me in the right time of kind of breathing and pushing I should be doing, in the same time after their advice, I shut out everything and checked in with my body (between two urges) to feel for sure:do I have to push? I didn't think "breathing baby out" is an actual thing. Of course there is pushing involved, but with the right time baby slowly came into this world, without tearing me at all.
Exactly 3 and a half hours after arriving into hospital our baby was born, and his crying lasted as long as it took to hold him to my body and talk to him. The most magical thing I will ever remember is how his little eyes opened, and everything stopped existing, while I talked and he listened.
I cannot recommend Ripple Effect Yoga, and the lovely Claire highly enough. She created the Safe place for anyone who goes her way. Gives great experience during classes, the best advice, and helps you out whenever you need it.
Safe to say without her yoga, I wouldn't have been able to work through pregnancy with all my hip and other pains. Wouldn't have been able to stop during labour to check in, or let my husband/anyone touch me.
Cannot thank you enough for all your help. And hope you will keep on helping other ladies+families on their bump to baby journey.