I was a VERY reluctant Calm birth participant-Alicia had to twist my arm to get me there. Because she had an emergency caesarean the first time, I thought that it would be easier to book in for another the second time around. I didn’t want her to go through the pain and exhaustion of trying to have a natural birth, but more than that I didn’t think that she could actually have a vaginal delivery- I didn’t think her body worked that way. From Calm birth, I got a sense that natural birth could be a ‘do-able’ experience. The information about how the body works during labour really made sense and gave me the confidence to give natural birth a good CRACK!. The videos of other people’s experiences were fantastic and gave me a whole new perspective on the birth process. The strategies and skills we learned really made sense, and I left the class thinking that we didn’t need to book in for that caesarean after all! Calm birth may seem expensive, but the knowledge and confidence we gained was well worth the money, and I would strongly recommend that all couples do the course!