My due date was 4th January & I was offered sweeps by my midwives which I declined as I wanted labour to start naturally. On Monday 10th January, I decided to try all the old wives tales to bring on labour which at 11pm worked!
I used the Freya app to time my contractions & used a combination of golden thread breathing which I learnt at yoga, also up breathing I learnt at Hypnobirthing. At 3am my mucus plug showed & 3.30am my waters broke. Josh called Burnley Birthing Centre, they advised for me to be comfortable & monitor my contractions. My contractions kept regular which I dealt with by breathing. They were completely manageable.
At 9.30am I went to Burnley Birth Centre, I was 5cm. I was admitted into a water birth room. I went into the pool at first then decided to keep active by using different yoga movements & poses. At 10pm I was 10cm, it had taken longer than I hoped but I had kept active & the contractions were totally manageable. I was proud of myself!
When it came to pushing, I freaked out a little so I was put onto a drip, which I had previously not wanted but again the drip wasn’t as bad as I thought.
Jude David Ezra Allen was born at 1.11am on Wednesday 12th January.
Through pregnancy yoga & hypnobirthing, I felt prepared & educated to deal with my labour. Including all the help & advice from Tessa that empowered me! I could not have done it without it! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
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