Marnie is here!
Marnie Hazel Tattersall arrived on 1st June at midday. 10lb 12oz! Pic attached.
I went into labour on 30th May and Marnie was born by emergency c section after 36 and half hours.
I was still able to use my hypnobirthing to stay calm and in control throughout everything, have sensible conversations with midwives and nurses and accept that a c section was for the best in the end. I am SO SO pleased that I can say I had a positive birth experience despite it being the complete opposite to what we had planned. I don’t know how many people would say an ecs was positive for them but I can honestly say for me it was not a traumatic or negative experience.
Some lovely comments from the midwives and doctors that took care of me:
“I’ve never seen anyone in labour so calm”
“You were so calm, even in theatre”
“You seem very calm!” (coming from the doctor that did the c section)
“You are a very special lady for carrying such a large baby” This one actually makes me a bit emotional as I had no idea how large she was and i’m really proud that I carried her for 9 months and gave birthing her naturally such a good go!
Thank you for everything Annie, you’ve been such a wonderful support to James and I. I’m waxing lyrical about hypnobirthing to everyone that will listen!
Hello Toria, James and beautiful Marnie!
Massive congratulations to you all.
Toria and James you are a FAB team. I am so happy that you could ” go with the flow” and have the right birth for you all at the right time. keeping calm and being in control and being rational is a huge deal and you both have been truly magnificent .
TO have a positive birth experience, feeling proud, satisfied and fulfilled is really what Hypnobirthing is all about. To have your long labour with a back to back baby, plus a baby that is large and to use all your calm and surge breathing is really wonderful.
I am SO proud of both of you. Toria, for being so calm and chilled out, and James for being truly present and for being Toria’s Rock. Well done. You are indeed a very special couple.
SO happy for you both. Annie xx