The first piece of pregnancy advice my mum gave me over Skype from China was, ‘you must enroll in Petra’s pregnancy and childbirth class’. My mum has been a midwife in west Auckland for the past 18 years. She says she can always tell in labour the women who have attended Petra’s class because of their calm and focused approach. My birthing preference was to have a natural home birth with no artificial pain relief and with Petra’s help I achieved it! So, thank you Petra, I am so so grateful for you clear, calming and competent guidance through such a life changing happy and scary event in my life!