Real life experiences
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After the Birth
- I remained in a zone for every
contraction. The 321 relax technique and turning down the dial on the pain
really helped. Interestingly they helped not just with the contractions
but also for the internal examinations.
- I ended up having to get my
husband to tell the hospital that I was coming in as they thought I
sounded too calm on the phone. When I got there I was 5cm dilated.
- Unfortunately, when I entered the self-doubt phase I was asking for an epidural. My cervix got stuck at 9cm dilated. I had a hugely supportive midwife who had read and understood my birth plan. Between her and my husband they persuaded me to go back into my ‘zone’ I did this as some of the words from the tape came to me from nowhere. Every contraction takes you one step closer to meeting your baby’