Hypnobirthing Australia Practitioner Featured on The Parenting Biz Podcast

We are delighted to share this beautiful podcast episode with you from The Parenting Biz Podcast.

The Parenting Biz Podcast

In this podcast Hypnobirthing Australia Practitioner Debra Wakefield from Empowered to Birth in Bendigo, Victoria shares how to have a  “Calm Natural Birth and Beyond with Hypnobirthing”.

Grab yourself a Cuppa and click on the play button below to listen to the full podcast episode with Hypnobirthing Australia Practitioner Debra Wakefield

Here is a Summary of the Podcast and what Debra talks to Podcast Presenter Amber Prosia about.

As a Hypnobirthing Australia™ Practitioner our number one goal is your safety – just like a midwife’s goal for you and the baby

  • 75% of first time mothers who have an epidural will end up having an instrumental or cesarean birth
  • Where we place our focus, is where we’re going
  • Hypnobirthing affirmations and language is different than traditional labour (e.g Contraction vs Surge)
  • Breathe your baby down instead of ‘pushing’ and holding your breath
Hypnobirthing Australia Practitioner Debra Wakefield, Bendigo VIC

Having Your Lights On – one of the most important elements when rowing at dawn or dusk for everyone’s safety

  • Your environment is VERY important – make it so it’s NOT stimulating
    • Lights dim
    • Covering clocks
    • Warmth in the room
    • Familiar things around you (i.e pillow, wearing your own clothes, photos)
    • Affirmation board / cards
    • Salt lamps
    • Candles (LED candles)
    • Your own playlist
    • Aromatherapy
    • Birth Preference / Birth Plan / Birth Wish
  • The Positive Birth Movement – by Milli Hill
  • If you fail to plan, you plan to fail
  • It’s not the document that’s important, it’s the process of getting to what you want

Familiarize Yourself with Any Pinch Points in Your Local Area – coming around the bend…

  • We don’t want adrenaline in our early labour because that’s our fight / flight response
  • Accupressure helps remind the women to let go and relax
  • Surrendering can trigger the endorphin flow (20-40x more powerful than morphine)

Keep away from Ferries – The waves from the ferry can capsize the boat…

  • The Hypnobirthing Australia Course – Melissa Spilsted
  • The beach analogy of birth
  • Surrender to the wave rather than fight against it
  • 4th trimester is really important

*Final message from the podcast:

  • Birth is the beginning of parenting
  • Get independent birth education is paramount
  • You don’t walk up to a bank manager and ask him how to invest your money
  • Don’t expect to rock up to the hospital and think their education will teach you everything you need to know

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