Our Obstetrician and the two midwives were very impressed with the delivery and the use of the calm birth breathing techniques to get us through. The calm birth techniques certainly gave Dave something to do during the speedy labour, he was the perfect partner (though did have a little break to eat a packet of chicken chips at one point!). The classes gave Dave the confidence to be "hands on" and to openly and calmly encourage me throughout the process. For me, I expected it to be much worse, so kept waiting for this to be the case, before it was, we had a baby girl to marvel over! I even told the Doctor and the Midwives after the delivery that it really wasn't that bad... Dr (...) tells us that we were amazing, naturals and must try again in3 months!