My Hypnobirthing journey began when I was pregnant with my son…
… the forthcoming birth of my baby was at the back of my mind as something very far off that would probably not be pleasant. The bigger my son grew inside me though, the more I felt the need to prepare for how he would be getting out!
I kept hearing this word ‘Hypnobirthing’. I heard that women were having beautiful birthing experiences- that they actually enjoyed! Birth partners were not only involved in the process, but vital. I booked a course- my sceptical husband and his very raised eyebrows looked on…
Hypnobirthing it turns out, is just birth preparation, logical and natural. My husband’s eyebrows relaxed. We did the course and the practice. We felt calm, informed and excited, and the birth of our son went on to be a magical experience for us.
The impact it had on my life was so great that I couldn’t stop talking about hypnobirthing everywhere I went. The effect was ongoing and profound, and I couldn’t help but think everyone needed this information.
It’s not uncommon for couples to do no birth preparation at all, and the default state for women still seems to be fear when it comes to childbirth, that it is something to endure before they get to meet their baby. I wanted to do something towards helping women realise that this thing we are taught to be scared of can be the most magical experience of our lives! So I trained as a teacher with KGHypnobirthing, the UK’s original Hypnobirthing course, and Bath Hypnobirthing was born.
“Whenever and however you give birth, your experience
will impact your emotions, your mind, your body and
your spirit for the rest of your life”. - Ina May Gaskin