Shemanara's baby boy!
"I used the ball at home each time I had a contraction, it eased off what I was feeling. Throughout my birth, I tried to use or remember places
(visualisations) to relax me, I remember some kind of calm words or thoughts, something like my baby will be here soon.
I gave birth to him using gas & air and paracetamol, I stayed in the bath using breathing techniques, but got out as my body took control. I've been told it was a good birth, I delivered him in six hours. I used lots of massages, think my husbands hands hurt doing a marathon massage! I thought of people close to me to take my mind off the pain, I think the techniques must have given me strength somehow." -