Imogen's Birth Story
Woah Poppy!! I never usually message like this on IG but I just wanted to say a huge thank you for the incredible work you put into Birth Box. I was really anxious going into my second birth after a very long, drawn out first time with my eldest, but we brought our beautiful 10lb-er (😱) home last weekend after a VERY fast and (accidentally) completely pain relief-free labour and I honestly put it all down to your course.
I listened to your early labour audio in the bath to keep me calm and focussed through some very intense early back pains, and I used your advice around movement and sound to allow my body to work to its maximum potential whilst keeping my head through the intensity. The confidence your course gave me in my body and the process allowed me to push her out after four hours of first stage labour in SIX MINUTES 😅👌 without any tears or stitching. I did experience some FER, which without you I would have had no idea about and probably would have scared the bajeebus out of me at the time without that knowledge.
Thank you so much for the care and effort you’ve put into your work - without your reframing of “pain”, I’m honestly not sure what the outcome would have been with such a large baby. I really do think it’s a great thing you’re doing.