I was able to get to 7cms before we went to hospital. Started at 22:30 on Saturday night and had delivered our new baby boy at 1pm on Sunday with just gas and air in the pool.
I was able to use the techniques in particular the colour of calm and tension which helped me to stay at home so long and then in delivery the flexible thermometer to breathe our baby out. I only really had to actively push for the last 10 mins and as a result didn't have to have any stitches.
Even with it being my first they let me go after only 6 hours as I had done so well.
Thank you so much for your support and guidance it has helped me to have the birth I wanted from the very beginning and not waste any energy in being nervous or scared.