Matt, my sister Kass and myself did the hypnobirthing course with you in May and had our gorgeous little boy in July (although he was expected in June). His name is Otis Aurelius and he was born after a natural 12-hour labour on July 2, 2008.
Matt was fantastic and repeated the wave visualisation for pretty much the whole of the 12 hours and that really helped me manage the pain of the surges. Kass also kept me calm with lots of hand-holding and massages.
Otis was induced (4 different ways) and we were really relieved when he finally arrived with a whoosh, as quite a dramatic ending to his birth.
He is a beautiful little soul – very gentle but strong-willed. He sleeps like a champion and feeds like a tiger. I’m so in love with him sometimes I just want to wake him up so I can look into his eyes and make him gurgle and smile!
Thanks again for your guidance. The hypnobirthing technique was really useful. The hypnobirth CDs are still great for relaxation and sending us off to dream land.
Hope you are well,
Lisa, Matt + Otis xxx