I just wanted to thank you again for the Calmbirth classes.
We had a little girl, Agnes Lee on 24 May. While I didn't have the natural birth I had hoped for the classes provided me with the ability to stay (relatively) calm in the most overwhelming and stressful situation I've ever been in.
At my routine 38 week appointment my blood pressure and proteins in my urine saw me admitted to hospital and diagnosed with severe pre eclampsia. I was monitored overnight and induced the following morning. Just after lunch I was having regular contractions and in a good frame of mind focusing on a positive birth experience using what we had learned in Calmbirth.
Suddenly 9 people walk into my room with blood test results from that morning that indicated baby needed to be born now. Within 5 minutes I was being prepped for an emergency cesarean. It was unexpected, overwhelming and I honestly don't know how I would have coped in that situation without the preparation of Calmbirth. I used the breathing techniques the entire time.
I am so grateful that Calmbirth prepared me to be able to accept changing circumstances and remain calm throughout. I dont feel disappointed about the caesarean and intervention, I know that I had the birth that was right for me. At the end of the day it came down to keeping me and bub safe and embracing rather than resisting each change in circumstance. We have a gorgeous healthy little girl and that is all that matters.
Thank you again for everything.
Lisa & Brad