Alison Joyce

CALMNESS & CONTROL

A mother from my assessment workshop Dec 2011

I just thought I would let you know that our little bundle of joy arrived on 9th March…The natal hypnotherapy was amazing. After taking your advice, I had reflexology on the Thursday morning and went into labour at about 11pm that evening. I managed to stay at home until 7am just listening to my hypnosis CD on the sofa and breathing through the contractions. When I got to the hospital I was 9cm dilated and they got me straight into the birthing pool. I just had gas and air and all was going well until I started to push and there was no progress after 4 hours, the baby was in distress and there was meconium in my waters. I ended up passing out in the pool, was rushed to trauma and they realised that she was face up so had to be delivered by forcep and ventouse. She finally arrived at 4.20pm, 7lb 12oz and was very healthy.

 I’m still healing but we are blessed with an amazing baby who sleeps from 10pm to 8am every night and is very chilled and I’m convinced its because I didn’t have any drugs. Although the end bit of the labour was not as expected I was able to keep really calm with the breathing and Bill was in total control of things.

Just wanted to say a huge thank you for your training!