My goodness this brightens my week, an incredible journey for Lauren and her family. It’s been beautiful being a part of it and I truly will miss our chats.
Hi Jess, I just wanted to thank you for your support & guidance during my pregnancy journey. Firstly, both my husband & I found the Calmbirth course you ran to be super informative and empowering. It was great to know our options and of course, the different tools to use during the labour/birthing process. I also really looked forward to our acuneedling sessions and the advice you offered.
My labour was how I had envisioned, in that I was able to labour comfortably for as long as possible at home before heading to the hospital. Importantly, I was able to avoid any interventions with the exception of a small episiotomy. My water broke at 4am and my contractions started quickly thereafter.
I started using the breathing techniques we learned in the Calmbirth course and when things started to intensify we put the tens machine I had hired from you on. We used acupressure points and massage to help manage the pain alongside the tens machine. We decided to head to the hospital just before 7am, when my contractions increased and given my son had woken up and I didn’t want to cause him any distress.
As soon as we got in the car, I felt the need to push which made for a very hectic but fortunately short car ride. We arrived at the hospital at 7:00am and I was rushed to my delivery suite. I was fully dilated on arrival and gave birth to our baby boy at 7.38am. The tens machine was instrumental in managing my contractions especially when I was in the second stage of labour.
Once again, I really want to thank you for all the support & guidance you offered during the Calmbirth course and our acuneedling sessions. These helped me achieve the labour and birth I had envisioned. I would also highly recommend hiring a tens machine!
Lauren, you amazing mother and woman, thank YOU for allowing me to be apart of your journey.