Vicky helped us to grow together to plan for the birth of our baby. We would never had had the confidence to consider a home birth or feel relaxed towards the end of pregnancy without her support. Vicky went the extra mile providing support outside of the classes and provided us with reliable reading sources when faced with additional choices. Vicky made us feel relaxed and my initially hesitant partner soon gained great confidence in Vicky and her experiences. We could not thank Vicky enough for helping us with this journey.
There is nothing to be lost and everything to be gained by this course. Our journey changed from the moment we let Vicky into our home and we couldn't be happier. We were far from our ideal birth experience but the skills learned through Vicky helped us to feel more than ok about that.
We had confidence to make decisions at the right time for us and our baby and not for the professionals. We were able to adapt without anxiety to what was presenting itself on the day and remain calm. The skills learned will continue to help us through the journey of parenthood as much as it did through pregnancy and birth.
The Wise Hippo programme taught myself and my husband far more than we read in books or covered on our NCT course. The relaxation techniques were fantastic during pregnancy and labour but the most useful aspect was the confidence to question the medical professionals and insist on our own preferences where possible.
Vicky has gone above and beyond for us. She has kept in contact despite our classes being over and even popped over to check how I was doing! She is always happy to help and always answered our questions with informed answers and provided great research for us.
Vicky made us feel so comfortable straight away, I knew I'd made the right decision in doing the course after our first session. I went from wanting a drug fuelled pain free birth to wanting a home birth and feeling confident that I could do it naturally. Hypnobirthing made me feel empowered, calm and confident. Vicky has been so supportive and knows what she is talking about.
Just emailing to say thank you for teaching us the wonders of hypnobirthing! Harriet was born at 8.52 on 4.6.15! I can honestly say we would never have got through the labour without the hypnobirthing techniques you gave us. Neil was amazing and I was able to distance myself and stay calm though a 25hour latent phase of labour because Harriet was not in a particularly good position and her arm was up by her head which kept her head at an unhelpful angle. Once we got into established labour the techniques of staying calm really came into their own, helping me dilate by 6cm in the time an average woman would do 2cm! So established labour was only 5hours, I didn't tear and Harriet came out calm and relaxed, as she had stayed throughout the whole labour.
The midwives were really impressed with how Neil and I coped and worked as a team. They said anyone else would have had an induction and/or c section but because we had stayed so positive and calm, and therefore so had Harriet, that they were confident I could do it.
So, in the end we got the natural birth we wanted! So thank you so much! You will have to pop round for a cuddle soon!
Vicky was so supportive and reassuring. I'd had an induction with my first birth and it had been unpleasant but she made me feel confident in my abilities to birth naturally.
Vicky gave me the confidence and tools to birth the way I wanted to. I can't thank her enough - not everything went to plan but because of her guidance I was able to give birth to my child naturally and my faith in my bodies abilities was restored.
Thought you'd like to know that Lawrence Elliott arrived yesterday morning, after a speedy 2 hour labour weighing a very respectable 10lb 2oz!! I'm recovering well, and he is perfect.