How I came across Hypnobirthing
Updated: Feb 4, 2020
Being well known for having a low pain tolerance. I knew I had to do something about it.
I first came across Hypnobirthing a few years ago when living overseas. As a former translator and passionate about childbirth, I used to be requested by my fellow expats' friends, aquaintances and later by clients, at medical appointments. I ended up going to many many childbirth courses, including antenatal classes at hospitals.
I have always been amazed about how our body works, particularly during childbirth. But I also witness a lot of things, some of them I'd rather not even think about, especially when I found myself pregnant with my first baby in 2017. I didn't want to surrender myself to the medical system. I knew how important it is to be in control.
Well, they all say our female bodies were designed to birth a baby, so what's the problem? Why so many interventions?
Being able to participate in several births in the past helped me to have a clear idea about what to expect.
But how to have a proper positive outcome from it?
My first step was to contact some of the friends who had a great experience and talk with joy about their births; I didn't want to hear any more horror stories.
After speaking to them and doing some research about the topic, I decided to enrol in a Hypnobirthing Australia course. I remember it was far from being the cheapest option, but I look at it as an investment. I have studied other methods, and some of them I knew it worked great. Still, I was after something more " complete" and accurate" or even more informative, instead of the woo woo meditation thing.
Well, I couldn't be any happier after attending the course along with my husband. He was absolutely in awe after learning so much and started looking at birth with different eyes.
He was an absolute legend during birth, really helped me to feel relaxed and supported, remembering all massage techniques and words of wisdom. I couldn't have done it without him for sure. Dad and baby have a special bond today, and I also Thank Hypnobirthing Australia for that.
My birth was quick and extremely intense ( I will write my full birth story in another post). Still, Hypnobirthing gave me all the necessary tools to navigate through it and to feel empowered. Even my midwives asked me where I had learned so much and how much easier their jobs become every time they see a birthing woman in control of their birth.
I was happy to find out a year later that my birth midwife fell pregnant and took a Hypnobirthing Australia course. YAY!
I hope I helped you today with some personal info about Hypnobirthing Australia.
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