Story by Merinda
Sally and Lanziz were both fantastic and supportive educators. By the end of the course I actually felt keen to give birth a go, because I felt like I had some tools to work with! I was really glad the course also focused on helping partners know how to best support the labouring woman.
I’m proud to say that the birth went as well as I’d hoped; I delivered without any medication or assistance, in an upright kneeling position and without ‘screaming’. I also avoided a 3rd /4th degree tear.
We had a great midwife on the day, and Dylan was amazing as ‘guardian of my oxytocin’.
Our baby was born 6.5 hours after being admitted to the birthing suite (with 2.5 hours of active pushing).