This is me and my amazing little boy Oscar, who enjoyed a lovely calm and relaxed birth thanks to HypnoBirthing.
I had not heard of HypnoBirthing until late on in my pregnancy when one of the other mums on my antenatal course mentioned it. Intrigued, I went home and started researching and came across a local practitioner with some taster sessions coming up. I convinced my husband that we should go along to find out what it was all about. I'm so glad we did as it was the best thing we did to prepare for the birth of our little boy. Coming out of that session, we both felt really positive and energised and knew it would be the right move for us.
We learned so much and we loved that this was something we were doing together to prepare for the birth of our baby and that my husband had important role as my birth companion. As a result of the course I had no fear about birthing, was really looking forward to it and had a lovely calm and relaxed water birth.
What I learned on the course in relation to mindset, visualisation of goals and positive thinking stayed with me long after the course. It helped me cope in those early weeks and months of being a new Mum and later returning to back work. Overall I was more calm, more positive and more focussed.
A little way down the line, I was then I was faced with the prospect of redundancy. Far from seeing this as a disaster, I took this as the opportunity for a new start and to focus on the things that were really important to me. Now I had the chance to do something completely different, something that I would allow me to have more time to spend with my little boy and to be be more in control of what I do. So with that spark that ignited from my very first HypnoBirthing class I decided to take the leap and retrain as a Hypnotherapist and HypnoBirthing Childbirth Educator.
I am so happy that I did. I love what I do. I feel privileged to be able to help other parents to prepare for their own births and have a positive birthing experience and to help my hypnotherapy clients to overcome their problems and achieve their goals.
I'd love to hear from you if you are interested in finding out more and chatting all things HypnoBirthing or Hypnotherapy!
Classes are still going ahead but due to ongoing restrictions and for everybody's safety classes are being held online via Zoom only until further notice.