My due date was the end of December & I had done the hypnobirthing course with Demelza in October. During & after the course I practised my relaxations and breathing with the help and support of my partner. I felt that by the time my baby arrived at the end of the year I would be prepared for birth. I had got most things ready for her arrival & was going to pack my hospital bag at the beginning of December.
Things didn’t quite work out as planned though. I went into hospital on the 18th November for observation & monitoring as I’d had a small amount of bleeding. I went in around midday & a couple of times during the day they mentioned I may need a c-section. I used the hypnobirthing techniques of breathing and positive thoughts to keep me calm throughout the afternoon and the up breathing really helped when I had an internal examination- remembering that a relaxed body feels less pain and discomfort.