I miss pregnancy yoga so much! I would like to share it with you and the girls from the English yoga group. I’m very glad to announce to you that on the 12th of February my beautiful baby girl was born. She weighed 3695g and was 50cm in height. The birth went incredibly smoothly.
At 11.30 p.m. I felt the first stronger contractions, so started swinging and rotating my pelvis sitting on a ball to relieve the pain. At about 2 a.m. we were on a road to the hospital with regular contractions. When we arrived at the hospital I was already dilated 4 cm, then 15 minutes later my water broke and all the hard work began. The contractions quickly got really painful and deep breathing, cat pose and rotating pelvis really helped me to relieve the pain. After 3 hours of intensive contractions, I felt the 8 cm crisis, but also the breathing technique I’ve learned during yoga helped me to deal with it. So at about 6.15 a.m., the second stage of birth began. With the help of my husband I started to push the baby in a standing position, it was so much easier than doing it lying on my back. And finally 6.45 a.m. my little princess was laid on my belly.
I didn’t need an epidural anaesthetic to relieve the pain, thanks to you and yoga lessons. Also, I didn’t need an episiotomy and only have some stitches on the surface layer of the skin. So to sum up, I felt self-confident and really everything went great – the whole birth took only a bit more than 7 hours, I have to admit, I didn’t expect everything to go so fast. My baby girl also got a good rating: 9-10 on the Apgar scale.
So I would like to say Thanks a lot to you! This yoga experience was really great and helpful. Also I wish all the best to other girls, whose babies are still in their bellies.
Best wishes from Lithuania,
You may not remember me as I attended your pregnancy yoga classes up to my last one in December. I have been meaning to email you for ages and I am sorry that I have only just got round to it. I had our baby daughter who is our second child in January at home as we had had hope for just using the golden thread breath and some gas and air. The experience was so different from my first labour. I felt much calmer, more in control and much more relaxed. As I said I planned to have a home birth always with the thought that if I had to go to the hospital, so be it. Everything went to plan, the labour was pretty quick and with the help of the golden thread breath and birthing pool it was so much easier. I wanted to thank you for what you taught me in your classes and let you know that it made such a big difference to my attitude towards labour, my eventual labour and the relaxed way in which our daughter entered the world.
I just wanted to let you know that I had a little girl, Sadie Laura on 11th January. I can’t believe she is 4 weeks old already- the time has gone very fast! I had great labour (well, as “great” as labour can be!) Went into the hospital at 9 pm and had her just after 11 pm. I managed with just gas and air and lots of yoga breathing and I had her in kneeling up a position at the end of the bed. Hope you are well and all the mummies to be are well too.
My gorgeous girl Nyla was born on the 17th of August and weighed a healthy 8lb 4oz!! She is so lovely. The labour was actually not that bad and I remembered all my yoga esp. the breathing techniques which made it so much easier! I really hope I get to see you again but wanted to thank you for all your support and wonderful yoga sessions that made me enjoy my pregnancy and labour so much more than I anticipated.
Thank you again