Dad Dan writes up this lovely story of Hannah’s home birth. Despite a transfer to hospital shortly after baby Rosa was born, they “could not have hoped for a better experience”.
We have some exciting news; Rosa Ella Fisher was born on Monday 9th July at 14:24 weighing 7lb 12oz.
Hannah went into labour at 8pm on Sunday and used our affirmations and relaxation music to stay calm and relaxed. I set the birthing pool up quite early and we had loads of battery operated candles in the room. I also hung out affirmation cards from LED pegs so we could see them at all times.
Hannah used all of the breathing techniques to remain calm and in control. She was absolutely amazing and breathed through the contractions. She was examined at 10am and was 3-4cm but the midwife said she didn’t want to call it 4cm so there was no timer running. We then called the midwife back at midday as Hannah was desperate to get into the pool. Because Hannah was so calm the midwife was not convinced that she was in established labour even at 1pm (as she confessed to us afterwards)!! At 2.24pm Rosa Ella entered the world with her sac intact (which I hear is good luck)! Hannah’s perineum stayed intact too, with only a very small graze.
We managed to have the calm homebirth that we really hoped for!
Unfortunately, we didn’t get to stay at home as the Placenta didn’t want to play ball, even with active management of the third stage. So we were blue lighted to the RBH. Hannah had a small op and spent the night in hospital, but we all got home yesterday afternoon and are doing great.
Thank you so much for the hypnobirthing sessions and all of the help and advice you gave us. We could not have hoped for a better experience.
If you want to pop over for a squeeze, you are more than welcome any time!
Dan and Hannah
(first published here)