How I discovered hypnobirthing…
I first used hypnosis about ten years before becoming pregnant, to stop me from eating chocolate, so I knew that if it would help me with that it could help me with anything!
I also knew that I wanted to try and avoid chemical pain relief and that I wanted a birth where I was in control. Even before getting pregnant I was reading all kinds of baby and birth forums and hypnobirthing seemed to be a very common topic so as soon as I was pregnant I started researching the different hypnobirthing methods available and decided that I would prefer a British voice, that was realistic about pain and that would help me be in control.
As soon as we completed our workshop I was completely hooked, and even without giving birth I knew that I wanted to train to be able to help empower couples as they prepared for birth.
When George was just six months old we all camped out in a hotel while I did my training – with George coming in regularly for feeds – and then I was off!
The best bits of hypnobirthing…
Obviously George’s birth will always be the best bit of hypnobirthing, but now I teach it as well I often ponder on the best bit, is it…
- Having the honour of working with couples during this special time?
- Watching couples work together as they take control of their birth experience?
- Hearing their positive birth stories?
- The steady supply of newborns to cuddle?
- The ongoing friendships I develop with new mums?
I honestly couldn’t tell you! I really do think I have the best job in the world and I wouldn’t have it any other way!
I look forward to working with you,