Yay! I’m finally pregnant! This was the best news I could have wished for! The first few months went by and I was still excited but something else started happening.... I realised I was petrified of labor! Holy shit I am going to have to push this baby out at some stage!
Total freak out and melt down! I was so scared and anxious about this idea that I started to panic and stress which caused me to become sick. I was often sick because I was so worked up and frightened I wore myself out.
THEN I stumbled upon this hypnobirthing information session.... I thought why not? So my partner and I went along. This is where I met Karen! All of my fears were laid out in front of me... and everyone elses we’re too. Labor, pain, fear, anxiety, doubt ect.
Then I watched the most amazing, beautiful and peaceful birthing video I have ever seen! Get to one of these sessions and see it for yourself, it’s incredible! After just this one information session I was feeling empowered. My fear had lessened for now and I actually thought for the first time, I CAN do this! But I still didn’t know HOW.
So after much conversation and contemplating I signed up to do a personal hypno birthing at home with Karen. I learnt so much, and my partner was amazing. I’ve never seen him meditate and he nailed it! We went through our five week course learning amazing things each time!
Practice was the thing that really made it work though. Every night before bed my partner would ask “are you putting rainbow on?” We soon couldn’t sleep without it. Whenever I had a nap or before bed we would practice out relaxation.
Before my birthing I was confident, I was empowered, I was proud, I was excited and looking forward to it. Yes... I was looking forward to labor!
I cannot thank Karen and her hypno birthing course enough for completely changing my outlook on labor and birthing! I was a nervous wreck and she stuck by me the entire time to reassure me and keep me on track. Not once did I feel alone and like I’d fallen off the ban wagon and if I started to she was right there with me.
I can not recommend this course enough, ESPECIALLY for women who are nervous, scared or have any fears what so ever around labor or birthing!
If I can do it anybody can. I now have the most amazing, beautiful little boy who I love more than anything on this planet and I wasn’t fearful when he entered this world.