I Understood What My Role Was!
I have to admit I was sceptical about attending HypnoBirthing classes. My wife had told me it’s what she wanted to do and it didn’t seem like I had a choice. We were already going to four hospital classes so it seemed like overkill to me. But it was her body after all so I agreed to go.
I was actually surprised at how much I learnt. I found these classes much more informative and practical than the hospital classes. The physiology of what happens during the birth is quite interesting and I can see how being relaxed helps with the pain. I also understood what my role was when the time came and felt much more confident that I would know what to do. Likewise, it was a really good way to spend time with my wife before the baby came. We would often do the relaxation exercises at home together just after dinner.
I’m really glad we did HypnoBirthing and would recommend it to anyone.