We just wanted to shoot you a quick email to let you know that we will not be in class next Thursday, because our little miss was born at 9:03 this morning! 2 weeks “early”, 5 lbs 9 oz. The birth was beautiful, and I must say that the recovery has been absolutely incredible! I love walking around, using the bathroom myself, pretty much no perineum swelling or soreness, no tearing or ripping, etc. I just want to take her home. So good! When we got to the hospital I was 9 cm, and delivered without any intervention of any kind. 🙂 My mom met us there and took our first child home. Tell your women to wake their man when contractions are consistent, once they hit 5 or 6 minutes apart, everything went really quick after that. I’m jealous of all the women in class who actually get to finish the hypnobirthing class and have time to practice and mentally prepare. However, the techniques and positive affirmations learned therein were very helpful. I will likely use hypnobirthing again, with more preparation this time, and refer it to anyone and everyone! I’m sure the final class and remainder of the book is awesome! I’ll still read it!