People often think HypnoBirthing is only used for natural, vaginal births, but what happens when that natural, vaginal birth doesn't go as planned - can it help with a c-section birth as well?
The answer is: YES!!
Being a mother is a time of immense change; adjusting to life with not much sleep, hormonal and relationship changes, changes in body shape and image - on top of learning how to care for a tiny new person who doesn't come with a manual and whose main communication method in the beginning is to cry, sometimes lots.
Your role in life now is to provide and protect; to give and to nurture - more than you ever thought you were capable of. As mothers, we are expected to go beyond the normal realms of tiredness, and it’s important we look after our own health too by making time for quietness and rest.
HypnoBirthing is a 5 week childbirth education course, based on the belief that for a healthy woman having a healthy baby, birth is a normal, natural bodily function. Based on physiological and medical evidence, it is taught in hospitals throughout the UK, and is starting to be taught in Australian hospitals too.
Many antenatal classes teach women about birth and there is a huge amount of information available on line. However, birth is an event that we need to train for, physically and mentally. HypnoBirthing gives you so much more than a traditional hospital antenatal class.
When I first meet couples on their journey to birth, I always emphasise that every experience is unique and there is no template for this ancient and very delicate process. We know birth is unpredictable and is different for each woman.
While I do spend time teaching you breathing techniques that will help you to relax to the point where you can quiet your mind, I do not attempt to teach you how to use your mind to keep your birthing on target. Just the opposite is true. I teach you how to keep your mind out of the way while birth happens to you.
Births don't always go to plan and even nature needs assistance sometimes. This is when the support and assistance from the medical team is crucial. Having the right balance between trusting the natural birthing process and having assistance when needed was exactly what Chloe and Michael needed to birth baby Harvey safely.
When couples prepare well and stay calm and confident, their skills can be especially essential for decision making when birth doesn't go according to plan.
Welcome earthside baby Harvey - I'm immensely proud of your parents and the way they worked together at your birth.
And thanks to Sam @laine_tribes for capturing Chloe and her natural beauty.
What an awesome community we have here on the Sunshine Coast! Coast Life Midwifery officially opened their doors today - an outstanding service of continuity of care through pregnancy, birth and postnatal period with a team of experienced midwives who really do care ❤ One lucky mamma received a 5 wk Pregnancy Yoga course from ME and lots of other goodies as the birthing community came together to celebrate.
Coast Life Midwives offer:
* Continuity of care from a Midwife you know and trust
* Antenatal care and classes
* Services for both mums and bubs
* Birth choices and Midwives with hospital access rights
* Collaborative arrangements for shared care with private Obstetricians
* On-call post-birth care until your baby is six weeks old.
* Medicare rebates available