I just wanted to reach out to you to say thank you so much for your support around our birth. I had hoped that Lennart and I would be able to share our experience and our gratitude with you in person – but that will have to wait a little longer!
Our birth experience did not follow the path that we had hoped for. However, because of your course, and your support, we felt educated and prepared to consider our options, ask the right questions and make decisions that were right for us. Throughout it all I was able to remain relaxed, peaceful and focussed – which was all down to my breathing and meditation. I really understand now how hypnobirthing practice is so helpful in all birth situations!
Our labouring and birth took place at home, in the Geboortehuis Utrecht (including the birthing pool! :-)) and in the medical ward at Diakonessenhuis – so i really feel like I had the full spectrum of birth experience! It was about 35 hours from the start of surges until Pippa was born, so it was also a marathon! My midwife, the staff at Geboortehuis Utrecht and Diakonessenhuis were amazing and so supportive. I felt like I was in safe hands at every step.
I hope that we will get to catch up with you and the other couples in our group and meet all the beautiful bubs soon!
Marie, Lennart & Baby Pippa