Labor started at home. Thanks to your course, I knew I had a while until we had to get to the hospital so my husband and I spent relaxing time at home and a farmer’s market. We danced, listened to music, watched TV, slept, prayed and ate!
The length of labor – I was in labor for almost 60 hours! What helped most was all the tools I learned in the course. I had movies on my iPad, a positive mindset, birth affirmations printed on the walls, a birth playlist, birth plan etc.
It changed my whole mindset through education and empowered physical & mental moves. I was completely prepared, I knew how to advocate for myself and most importantly I was able to shift from a pain/fear mindset to an excited/empowered mindset.
How long and intense it was at times! It’s a pain unlike I’ve ever experienced but I was able to get through almost 60 hours of labor largely without pain medication. I didn’t believe that was possible. I also did not tear and the moves I learned in the course were so helpful!
It was the beautiful, magical, overwhelmingly joyous and special moment of my whole life. I couldn’t believe that I actually did it!
Pain does not equal fear, education is immensely helpful.