We ended up getting on a plane to Spain and landing in Holland! After 36 hours I ended up with an emergency C section but have to tell you that even though things didn't go how I expected, I was calm and accepting throughout the whole 'ordeal' and I strongly believe that doing your course and listening to the CDs everyday made me able to go with the flow as it unravelled and also meant that I don't have any anxieties or disappointments about how it went. I think had I not done your course, I would have needed counselling afterwards. Instead I was able to focus on all the positive aspects of the birth; e.g, the baby was healthy, I still got my skin to skin contact in the operating theatre.
My absolutely delicious baby Pearl was born on 10th March (2 weeks after her due date) and whatever we lost in terms of the type of birth I had hoped for we have certainly made up for in the nature of Pearl. She is the most chilled out lovely baby. Even my mother in law who has 6 children said she's never seen a baby like Pearl. When she is not grinning and giggling, she either sleeping, feeding or happy playing with her feet or toys. Since we brought her back from the hospital she has slept through the night every night. I have not once had to console her or calm her down,
She rarely cries and when she wakes up and sort of yells for food I get to her bassinet and she starts grinning at me as soon as she sees me. She is such a Joy Peter I cannot express how happy we are.
Sally, Nigel and Pearl