Polly has arrived!

Dear Annie,

Just a quick email to let you know that our little hypnobirthing baby, Polly Annabelle Larkham, was born on Monday at 12.44 at the consultant led unit in Telford.

Although we didn’t quite get to have the uneventful home birth we had wanted, we could not have done it without hypnobirthing.

We did have a lovely experience at home for the initial labour, using the birthing pool, forest sounds cd and fairy lights. Tom was absolutely amazing getting me through the surges.

Hospital was the last thing we wanted (or expected), but the whole team was fantastic, even convincing the doctors that we didn’t need a caesarian!

Polly is delightful and is a really calm, happy baby.

Thank you ever-so-much, and here are some pictures of lovely Polly.

Ellie, Tom and Polly x

How wonderful to hear your news.Thank you so much for letting me know.

Lots and lots of congratulations on the safe arrival of your beautiful daughter.

I am thrilled for you both….and very proud of Team Ellie for remaining calm in spite of how events unfolded. Tom you are fab for being Ellie’s rock. Ellie, so happy that you did experience the peace and harmony at having some part of your labour at home. Polly had the right birth at the right time, and she will be a calm baby due to all your relaxation during your pregnancy. Annie xx