Michelle & Aaran

Just wanted to let you know we had our beautiful baby boy last Saturday
the 19/1/2013 @ 8:40am. He was born 3.85kgs and 52 cms long, naturally
with no pain relief or interventions and I was very happy with my labour!
My contractions started spontaneously on the 18th of January at around
7:30pm with minor backache, I took some panadol and put on my Mindful
Mama CD and relaxed to try and get some sleep. At around midnight my
contractions were getting stronger and more intense and I had to start
breathing through each wave. Being able to actively slow down my
breathing, using the count back from 5 technique, having Aaran talk to me
about my favourite place during each wave really allowed me to get my
head in the zone. I stayed relaxed through each contraction really
visualising my body softening and opening allowing my son to be born. I
didn’t end up with the waterbirth I had intended, due to the complication
with my daughters birth but in the end I didn’t mind. I ended up spending
most of my labour leaning over a fitball in the shower. I was active
during my labour, changing positions and using gravity to help move him
down. Thank you so much. The Mindful Mama course really helped me to
achieve everything I wanted from my birthing experience and helped me
bring my son into the world calmly and naturally. He is such a happy,
settled little man and a much loved addition to our family.

Michelle & Aaran

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