Yesterday there was a knock at the door.
It was a Dad who had attended my Calmbirth® classes with his wife a couple of months ago.
This man was beaming.
He had come from the nearby hospital to the share the glorious news of the birth of his son.
I hugged him, and I felt my heart swell. I felt so happy to hear this news.
The birth of a baby is always wonderful news, but this one was pretty special. When I first met this couple they were fearful as their previous baby was stillborn. There were a lot of complex emotions around this pregnancy and birth.
I watched this couple bravely take steps towards planning for their birth during the classes, and I witnessed them change a little. Their body language changed, they let go of some of their fear, and they re-focussed and prepared for this birth.
By the end of the weekend they were openly sharing their story, and there was a sense of optimism about their future.
Please forgive me if I say so, but I have the #bestjob in the world.