"My husband Tim and I attended your hypnobirthing online course and gave birth to our little baby girl, Karen, weighing 7lb10oz.
I'll give you a quick rundown as I'm sure you'd like to know how hypnobirthing really helped make the birth such a positive experience. My waters broke at home naturally around 11am. I phoned the hospital and they recommended coming in and to monitor the colour of the water.
We eventually went to hospital at 5pm as the waters were clear and I wanted to stay at home for as long as possible. When we were admitted I was monitored and as contractions weren't strong enough they told me that I could go home and return in the morning at 8am to be induced if nothing happened in the interim. Delighted we went home and relaxed and followed your advice from the hypnobirthing course about watching cartoon videos, sat on birthing ball, massage etc... Contractions became strong at 2am so we decided to go to the hospital.
When we were received in the ward we were greeted by a lovely student nurse who had just done a course in hypnobirthing and proceeded to encourage me and brought birth stool and exercise ball into the room - no need to even ask! By 6am I was 9cm dilated and was brought to the labour ward. Karen was born at 9.13am.
We just had a tens machine and hypnobirthing techniques during the labour by choice and I couldn't have been happier. I did have gas and air after the birth for some minor stitches but that was all. Holles street were so accommodating and really listened to our needs.
I wanted to thank you for enabling this positive experience for us. We have highly recommended you and hypnobirthing online course to anyone who will listen! :) Wishing you continued success. Hopefully see you if we become pregnant again. Maura, Tim and Karen
We hope you are very well and hope to meet you again one day in the not too distant. Rita & Anthony