Tamsin’s Birth

Tamsin’s Birth

We just wanted to let you know that last night I gave birth to our second little girl, Tamsin, at Chelsea & Westminster.

The birth couldn't have been better - I needed to be monitored so we were on the ward rather than birth center - but we had practised all you had taught us and I used all the visualisations and plugged myself into the tracks that I'd downloaded onto my phone. I listened to these for hours with George giving brilliant support when needed. My waters broke at about 8:30pm and they needed to transfer me downstairs. Despite it being a chaotic time in the middle of a shift change, we kept calm, I buried my head in a load of pillows and shut my eyes, concentrating on the tracks on my phone helping me breathe through each surge as the midwives wheeled us in the nick of time to the labour ward. Unlike the previous birth where I had panicked at the transition stage, I knew this was coming and although it was hard, I felt totally in control and went with what my body needed to do and pushed her out by 9:09pm. We were home by 11am today. 

To say it was an extraordinary experience is an understatement! It was so powerful, there was no fear and the end result was unbelievably joyous. We truly believe that a very large part of it was down to your wonderful course and teaching, so thank you hugely. We will definitely recommend you all round.