I didn't mean that to sound like an advert and it's not all been plain sailing but at the end of the day when I am sat in a room with 16 people and we are exploring everything around pregnancy, labour, birth and early days parenting I am in my element.
Working alongside the NCT gives me the opportunity to make a career out of childbirth education and for that I am grateful. There is so much more to explore and learn - I attend study days, workshops, conferences and informal meetings with colleagues and friends.
And although, as I was reminded by the wonderful Binnie Dansby at Findhorn "birth hasn't changed a lot my darlings" our culture evolves constantly and people are exploring birth and parenting in different ways all the time.
I talk a lot in classes about living with uncertainty, about disrupting the story and how to find your authentic birth experience - whatever that is.
I have an enviable trashy TV habit, I think of it as an antidote to all the study and academic papers I read. Among my guilty pleasures is Made in Chelsea! Recently Binky and Josh had a baby - the first MiC baby and in true 21st century style they've got a spin off show called Born in Chelsea.
I watched with interest as we found out a little more about the birth of India. Despite their relationship ups and downs being filmed over the past few years and the pregnancy being well documented actually the birth was low key. The film crew stayed outside and we got a few phone pictures and videos.
But the reason that I will be talking about this TV birth in my classes is because it appears that Binky really thought about what she needed from her birth experience. She considered her hopes and fears, expectations and concerns and put together a plan for birth that was right for her.
It wouldn't be for everyone but that's the point - it was congruent and right for them. And yes I realise the irony of a 'reality' TV couple and their authentic birth experience.