Louise describes her “magical” waterbirth, during which she felt grounded, calm and able to cope. She strongly believes in “The Jeyarani Way” Gentle Birth Method and says that the care that the team gave her helped transform her fears about her own capabilities and gave her the opportunity to realise their dream.
We had an incredibly magical experience. My waters broke at 5.10am and contractions came fast soon after. Laurence drove me to the Hospital…we arrived at 10am contractions coming like tidal waves now, the most intense burning inside but I felt so grounded and calm, able to cope somehow. The sound of the pool filling was so relaxing and after one and a half hours…I was 8cm and so I entered the pool and almost immediately I was pushing holding onto Laurence and floating and Isabella coming so quickly, so fast and there she was after the last explosive volcanic push, gush of energy, she was in my arms. I laughed as Laurence had said, “She’ll fly out” earlier in the pregnancy, but he’d been right. She came into the world calm and clear at 12 noon (7lb 12oz). Thank you.
The following is an extract from a letter that Louise sent to Gowri.
I want to THANK YOU Gowri for everything. You helped me realise my dream and gave me the strength and positivity to deliver Isabella gently and peacefully into the world, with help from the brilliant midwives on the Birth Unit. (Something I was not sure I was capable of.) I strongly believe that the treatments and care you and those who work with you gave, helped transform fears about my own capabilities and cut through and focus on a positive outcome not only for myself but for Isabella and my partner Laurence. (Just to re-cap I had a 5 hour labour without analgesia and delivered Isabella who weighed 7 pounds 12 oz’s in water without tearing. It has been one of the most amazing experiences of my life.)
I felt very nurtured and cared for from the beginning of my pregnancy, which led to a greater sense of peace, well-being and responsibility not only for myself but for the baby growing within. I felt so well and “blooming” as they say, for most of this time, which I really loved and was so special. This was due in part to you.
I can’t thank you enough for your amazing abilities to bring a new awareness to birth, especially when the society we live in is very much geared up to high tech care and monitoring. You inspire and give women like myself the opportunity to realise their dream and in so doing transform fear into light bringing a new joy into the world.