To be completely truthful I didn’t realise the full benefit of the yoga I had been doing until I was in labour. I went along week after week. Often feeling very relaxed post yoga and enjoying the social side of meeting other mums-to-be. When I was in labour it was all systems go! I remember thinking I had to try and stay on my feet as long as I could. (I’m pretty sure I could hear Moira telling me to let gravity help me with the task at hand) I drew lots of figures of 8 with my hips. I remembered most of the breathing exercises which were immensely helpful during established labour. My contractions didn’t have a build up and down. They were one after another but I focused on each breath instead and it really helped keep me calm. I am adamant that yoga was the foundation of a 4 hour labour, start to finish.