It's easy to say that Corinne’s Hypnobirthing classes are a huge source of comfort and support but sometimes it's hard to know how something will actually help you on the big day of labour.
I was sure I would meet my baby early and without any complications. As my due date came and went Corinne helped calm my anxieties with a beautiful release session. My baby was overdue and due to blood pressure issues I was induced. This was obviously outside of my "plan" but the classes I had with Corinne helped me to remain as calm as I could and go with the flow.
I was really nervous about having my waters broken so I had a little gas to help me through that. When the surges started I was already exhausted after a few sleepless nights and I told my partner there was no way I was going to be able to birth our girl. But as time went on I started focussing on her heartbeat and tuning into that was all the music and relaxation I needed. I felt myself able to fully relax and get a rest between surges and when they came I remained calm in the knowledge they would be over soon.
Without Corinne’s training I don't think I would have been able to do this. My partner, who had done the classes as well, was perfect and amazing during labour. I was worried I would find him annoying or too full on but he was just perfect. He learnt from Corinne how to support me and without that I would have found labour much more difficult.
Despite my exhaustion and doubts in the end I did birth my baby girl, and not that it really matters but I managed to do it without pain relief which was something I had hoped for. There was a little complication removing my placenta at the end, and again the hypnobirthing training kicked in and I was able to remain as calm as possible. In Corinne’s classes you learn how to breath and how to focus your mind on the moment of meeting your baby, these skills are so valuable and helped me immensely. She also provided some after birth care and her knowledge and support again shined through. By the end of my time with Corinne I felt I had met a wise friend who gave the beautiful gift of a calm birth of my precious daughter. Many thanks to Corinne!