‘Meeting’ Charlotte gave my partner and I the most incredible birth experience of our first baby…better than we could ever have imagined! Honestly I was a little sceptical signing up for the hypnobirthing course with Charlotte which due to Covid-19 would be by zoom calls rather than face to face at home. I was worried I wouldn’t ‘click’ with someone I’d never met and that I’d feel awkward discussing intimate details of our birth plan and feelings surrounding the birth. I DEFINITLEY shouldn’t have worried! Charlotte is so lovely and my partner and I warmed to her straight away! The course and zoom meetings were so informative and interesting and made us really question every part of our birth plan.
Before doing Charlotte’s course I had talked myself out of a home birth and felt very happy with my decision to hope for a water birth at my local midwife led centre. But having completed the course it seemed crazy for us to opt for a home-from- home environment when we could choose our home! Charlotte gave my partner and I the knowledge and confidence to trust that I could have a home water birth using hypnobirthing techniques and that I should trust my baby and my body.
And my home water birth was an absolute dream come true. My first surge came at 9.45pm on Monday 2nd November and my beautiful, healthy baby boy was born at 2.35am on 3rdNovember in a birthing pool in our bedroom with one midwife present (arrived 1 hour before birth). I had no pain relief, no coaching and no examinations or interventions and I DID IT! The most incredible experience and one that really hope I’ll be able to go through again with other children. Charlotte…thank you!!!
Richard, Annie and Baby Harrison xxx