Well I got that and so much more. Despite me leaving the booking of the course quite late, Wendy went out of her way to ensure we were able to fit in a time before the arrival of our baby. The course was full of great information and Wendy made both me and my partner feel very comfortable. We found the course to have lots of practical tips and information that helped me to feel more at ease about the birth and certainly more empowered.
It also had great suggestions for practical ways that my partner could support me and be an active participant during the birth. We both found Wendy to be very knowledgeable and reassuring and after the course I felt excited and ready for the birth and honestly far less nervous.
My mindset was totally different and I really felt I could do this! The tools were great and I still use some of the music to help settle my baby more than 6 months later! Wendy was a great support, answered all of our questions not only during the course but afterwards too. I particular liked the templates for helping me put together my birth plan.
This really gave me a sense of being an active participant in the lead up to the birth when speaking with my obstetrician and allowed us to set the tone for the way we wanted to bring our baby into the world. The birth was a totally different experience to how I imagined it might be prior to doing the course.
I knew the stages, how to breathe and focus, how to manage the contractions and how to rest in between. We also felt confident and prepared to communicate our preferences to the doctors and midwives rather than potentially being at the receiving end of conflicting advice, unexpected situations or the need to make quick, uninformed decisions. The birth was something we were going to experience rather than it happening to us.
The outcome was a calm and totally intervention and drug-free labour. I felt positive and in control throughout the experience and know that my confidence came from what I learnt at the course. Thank you Wendy!
Sophie & Scott