first baby, Jan 2014 workshop
I just wanted to let you know that my little boy Gulliver was born at 1:30am on Wednesday morning (19th Feb), weighing 8lb 5oz. It was a very straightforward water birth and though I had contractions for about 24 hours beforehand (the worst bit) he was born within about an hour of getting to the birth centre. I wasn’t quite as calm as Maggie but all the breathing exercises definitely helped and the only other pain relief I needed was a TENS machine for the contractions and gas and air for the birth.. I am happy to say that childbirth was nowhere near as bad as I thought it would be, and the birth centre at the Whittington is fantastic.