Jenny's Birth Story

I just wanted to let you know that baby Elena was born on Monday 7th at 11am. Although I was booked in for an induction on the 10th I went into labour naturally and it was relatively simple.

Just to pass onto the other ladies...

Contractions started at 6am 3 mins apart and were intense from the beginning, I went into hospital at half 9. (After panicking with what to do with my son as his nursery was full, luckily someone rang in sick)

I just opted for gas and air and requested the birthing pool - unfortunately i never made it in. It was just ready when my water's broke and I was fully dilated.

I spent the whole of the labour on all fours leaning over the ball including the pushing stage which lasted about 20 mins.

I half breathed and half pushed her out and my husband afterwards said I made some very strange noises!

I did tear and have a few stiches but they appear to be healing well. I was home by 3pm.

From going into labour to being back home was only 9 hours!

I have been successfully breastfeeding and intend to continue to do so.

Many thanks for your support in the lesson and the yoga really helped me during the labour and the midwife actually commented how chilled i was.

I hope to be able to come to the post natal yoga so may see you soon