When my Wife first told me that she was interested in Hypnobirthing my first reaction was 'why do we need to do that, it sounds a bit silly' and really not for me. We had had children before and not needed this.
After agreeing to it and listening to my wife explain in a bit more detail why she wanted to take part in the course I understood it more.
When we met Nancy for the first time she could not have been more friendly and certainly put any doubts I had to bed and I really got engrossed in the course itself.
Straight away I could see the benefits that it was going to have for our labour and pregnancy. My wife and I worked at these and I can honestly say that the techniques we learnt really made my wife relax more and definitely felt more in control of the labour itself.
As a man who has had a baby before, this time I felt a lot more useful and I could really help my wife get into her hypno bubble using all the techniques that I had learnt.
The labour went smoothly and my wife was very much in control of the situation. I felt like I had contributed well and really helped in the whole labour.
For anyone that is, like me, a bit sceptical then PLEASE get over those first initial thoughts and enrol in the course. Nancy is a fantastic teacher and I can't recommend her enough.