Rachel & Ricky’s birth story
Sometimes birth is difficult and complicated and long. Sometimes it’s completely different to how you imagined it would be.
Rachel and Ricky had a birth like this. And, you know what? Their birth story is completely amazing and inspiring.
Although it didn’t go the way they’d hoped – the techniques they’d learnt made all the difference. As Rachel says – ‘I’m just so thankful and pleased that we signed up to your classes, particularly after the birth we ended up having. By using everything we learnt we both saw the positives and didn’t once feel like things were out of our control.’
Rachel and Ricky’s birth story
At 2:45am I woke up to the feeling of my waters breaking. I woke my husband to let him know and we considered going back to sleep, however, after a trip to the loo my surges were fairly consistent and we decided to get up, to start blowing up our birthing pool. We’d heard about quick labours and didn’t want to get caught out before having time to blow up and fill the pool.
We went downstairs and whilst my husband set to work, I bounced on my birthing ball and rang the homebirth midwives to let them know that my waters had broken and I was getting regular surges. They took around an hour to get to us and showed up just before 5am.