I know this is an old post but after seeing the link in your siggy I felt inspired to read it. So glad I did! What an amazing story! As bad as I want to be a mother I'm scared about giving birth and worry I simply can't do it. Your experience got me thinking that while there will no doubt be painful and unpleasant parts (because lets face it, a baby will be coming out of my vagina!), it may not be as horrific as I think. I definitely want to try hypnobirthing because it seems like it would help me feel more in control over the pain. It was great to hear that you had such a positive experience it and other natural methods. So happy you had a beautiful experience and thank you bunches for sharing!