Birth Story - Layla & Elizabeth: My Water Birth at Home
I attended Clare's yoga classes during both of my pregnancies. I always found the sessions to be relaxing and a perfect opportunity to just focus on me and my baby. Clare was always empathetic and supportive to all the mums in her class, and would tailor the class to suit specific requests or ailments.
I was lucky enough to give birth to my daughter, Layla, at home in a birthing pool. I used the breathing techniques that Clare had taught me during pregnancy and these helped me to get in, and stay in, a calm and relaxed space. I was then able to trust my body, and really enjoy the experience, especially birthing in a pool.
I'm really grateful to Clare for helping me to have confidence in my body, and teach me techniques to cope with labour, which allowed me to have a natural birth at home.