Rosie & Ed welcome hypnobub Loulou
Rosie and Ed did my July hypnobirthing course and were able to use the knowledge and tools they gained to have a positive birth experience, even when interventions came into the frame. For new parents to look back on their birth with warmth and pride is my biggest hope when I say farewell at the end of each course, so I love to get messages like these. Thanks for sharing Rosie and Ed, and congrats on divine little Lucia xo
Ed and I had a baby girl on Friday, September 13, 12:15 am (maternity suite room 666, not kidding!).
She is such an angel, I've been in a total love fog since she arrived. I can't believe she is almost 1 month old. Ed and I were just saying it feels like we had her last week.
All going well, breastfeeding was a challenge. I had vasospasm and mastitis but they're toughening up now and she latches really well. I couldn't believe how amazing you feel for the first few days after birth. Incredible what our bodies are capable of.
The birth went well and the tools we learned in the class were so helpful. I had a cervical sweep on Wednesday, September 11 when I was 40 weeks and 2 days and 1 cm dilated. That afternoon the contractions started and we labored at home until the next morning.
The time at home was spent resting, in the bath and shower and listening to the tracks. We played tranquil chambers the entire time we were in the labor suite! I think the midwives thought we were mad, but it was the only thing I wanted to listen to.
After 25 hours of labor, I was only 4cm dilated and no longer managing the pain so I opted for the epidural. Up until then, I was lying on my side breathing through each contraction, lights off, music on and Ed and my mum by my side. My OB insisted I have syntocinon after the epidural, which we were very hesitant about and asked for 45 minutes to see if I was able to progress any further. I didn't! So I was given the syntocinon and luckily, within 2 hours I was fully dilated and it was time to push.
We can't thank you enough for all the support and guidance you gave us leading up to the birth. It was such an invaluable experience.
Baby spam attached.
We're still deciding on her name (we were all set for a boy!) but are thinking Lucia (Loulou) Hazel Harrison Woolrych.
Love Rosie Ed and baby Lou xx