I was one of those pregnant first time mums hearing all the horror stories and became so fearful of birth I focussed on everything else but the arrival. Put it to the back of my mind and kept saying I would get an epidural. The further I got into into pregnancy I started to come to the realisation that an epidural was just not going to be for me or my baby. I preferred more natural non toxic ways of living, so this really wasn’t a selection of my lifestyle. I took a leap and started researching options, and it was my mother who was living in the UK that had heard about Hypnobirthing. Once I contacted Hypnobirthing Australia I felt like a weight had been lifted off my shoulders and after finishing the course with my partner, we both looked forward to our birth with some clear knowledge and a new found excitement.
I have now Hypnobirthed two children; they were completely different labor but both empowering experiences. I found I had a newfound appreciation for my body, but I also understood the power of my mind, which was mind-blowing.
After this I realised and also witnessed mums around me having either some stressful births, or missing out on the relaxation and empowering experience. It has become my mission since to give that support and knowledge to other mums, so that they can have their own unique and beautiful births.