Labor went great and I pushed her out in 25 minutes....you were right...yoga really helped!!
I wanted to let you know that your labor prep class was even more useful for our second little bundle of joy. We spent close to an hour and a half in a car to the hospital through what was the worst of my labor. Luckily I remembered many of the breathing exercises you taught us or I would have been completely miserable. Turns out I was going through transition during the ride. By the time I checked into L&D I was ready to push!
Hey Michelle, just wanted to thank you again for the class, it was very educational and made me feel much better and safer about birth.
I took Michelle’s couples childbirth class prior to the birth of my 2nd child. My first birthing experience was a miserable one. I had painful contractions for 4 days at home and was miserable and exhausted. I was not at all prepared and didn’t know what I could do to relieve myself. When it came time for daughter’s delivery I was scared and was expecting to be miserable just as I was during my son’s delivery. I decided to sign up for her class as I heard about it during one of my prenatal yoga sessions with her. She taught us such wonderful strategies for dealing with contractions, taught my husband some wonderful back massages and positions to help me labor in that I felt much more empowered and prepared. When I started having contractions the day before Sofia’s delivery I was much more comfortable and I knew exactly what to do as a result of taking Michelle’s class. My actual labor and delivery was much shorter and much more comfortable too. From the time I arrived at the hospital Sofia was born 5 hours later after only pushing for 15 mins. I would highly recommend this class to all moms to be regardless of it's your first baby or not.
Last night hubby and I attended the 'preperation for childbirth' class. Wow! Now bear in mind this is my 3rd child. My first delivery was awful due to induction and epidural. Lamaze went out the window. Second was better but I knew there had to be more.
Michelle is amazing. I am really feeling so confident about this birth thanks to all of the techniques Michelle taught us.
Now I am not a limber person by any means and don't have to be to utilize what Michele taught us. She covered so many different scenarios and what will work best for each couple based on different factors. I have a prior pelvic injury that comes back to haunt me and was feeling a bit afraid about delivery. Michelle showed me positions that really work to alleviate the strain. Really, things I would have never tried ended up making me feel great by the end of the class. Last night was the first night in month's I had a good night sleep without my syadica (sp) bothering me.
My husband also came home feeling very relaxed and
focused at the same time.
Sorry to be so long-winded. Believe me, there is tons more I could say. I just want to encourage everyone who has never considered yoga to give it a second thought. I know Michelle teaches a pre-natal yoga class too. It's too late for me this pregnancy, but if you can do it, give it a shot.
Happy labor and delivery to all of the mama's-to-be!
Just wanted to say THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!!
Yesterday was amazing. I feel very prepared, informed, and READY!
Andrew really enjoyed it too and told me he was "so relaxed".
I thought that was great! I know that the regular classes will help
to keep it fresh in my mind. Have a great weekend and see you on
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