Pregnancy & birthing stories
The birth went really well and I got the home birth I wanted.
Everyone's pregnancy and birth experience is unique. Yoga and the skills learned can be invaluable to feel confident and calm as it all unfolds. Here are a few stories - it doesn't offer the perfect birth, but it does offer inspiration that you can handle whatever comes your way.
Louisa's pregnancy yoga and birth story
"I wanted to drop you an email to say thank you. I recently gave birth to my second child, a son and had been coming to pregnancy yoga for a few months on the lead up to it.
Anyway, just wanted to let you know that I really appreciated the sessions
I have also made some lovely mummy friends from the group, so that is just a wonderful bonus.
Thanks again, appreciate it all more than you can know.
Mandy's pregnancy and birth story
"I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the birthing classes and pregnancy yoga as I found both to be hugely beneficial.
I had my baby sooner than expected at 37 weeks and due to a few complications, I was steered down the road of a planned ‘c section’. Although not my preferred scenario, I think the classes were a huge help in putting me in the right mindset and enabling me to approach the experience positively. I was able to use the breathing techniques throughout regardless and we are all doing well.
I will look forward to attending the mum and baby yoga sessions with Margot in the future.
Best wishes, Mandy"
Laura's pregnancy yoga story
"Thankfully we became pregnant and at 15 weeks when I felt a bit more confident with the pregnancy I decided to do some yoga ... I wanted to say a HUGE THANK YOU. "
Clare's* birthing story
"I just wanted to say thank you so much for agreeing to my request for extra breathing practice (on top of all the third stage discussion etc). I went into labour on Monday and what you did in class on Saturday was so so helpful.
I was extremely lucky to have a very speedy labour (from 1-10cm in about 2 hours and she came out with two pushes), and I just ended up having 2 paracetamol as birth pool didn't get to the right temperature in time.
Focusing on breathing out, lots of unglamorous cat poses and keeping face relaxed throughout as per the class instructions was all that was needed in the end (which I found hard to believe as a sceptical medic)!
We had a lovely baby girl and I feel extremely grateful for your classes, and can honestly say I enjoyed the experience of labour as the end result was so worth it. "
*Please note, names have been changed to remain anonymous.
" I have found your classes so reassuring over the course of the pregnancy. I definitely would not have considered having this natural breech birth if it weren't for the confidence your classes have given me!"
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