The Secret to Easy Birthing
Lose the fear and learn how to ENJOY it!
(It’s not meant to be!)
NO MATTER WHAT
Using these techniques was key with birthing my baby girl. I wanted to avoid another caesarean and through my sessions my confidence in my body grew and I felt empowered to speak up at my doctor appointments to talk about the birth I wanted. These techniques gave me the strength and tools to believe in myself and help me feel confident, safe and relaxed to achieve this birth. – Brianna, VBAC
After the birth of my first son I would describe labor as the hardest thing I’ve ever done – 16 hour labor of which 12 hours were spent in hospital with the use of gas followed by one hour of pushing. While I felt great afterwards and proud of my efforts I was a little scarred. When I became pregnant the second time I was motivated to have a birth with minimal intervention and no pain relief. I had anxiety about experiencing labor again, especially as my due date got closer and closer.
After meeting with Peta and discussing my past birth, beliefs and desires for this birth my husband and I decided that we would enrol in the course to help me feel more confident going into it and to ‘take the edge off’.
Well, what can I say….. I had a completely different birth. Yes, I had a ‘pain free’ birth. That’s not to say it wasn’t intense however using the techniques I was able to surrender to each ‘rush’ and trust and believe in my body to do its job. To emphasise the contrast in my labours, I didn’t make it to hospital and ended up birthing my baby in our ensuite after only two and a half hours and a minute of pushing.
When people hear how my second son entered the world they often comment that it must have been traumatic. To be honest, it all happened so quickly, so naturally, so easy and so beautifully that it wasn’t traumatic at all and described by my husband and I as the best experience of our lives. I feel that I had the best experience and not to mention a happy, healthy, content baby at the end of it. My hope now is that every mother experiences such an amazing, pain free birth. – Samara & Leigh
Ben and I wanted to let you know that our daughter – Cora – arrived on Monday.
I’m sure you won’t be surprised to hear I had a long pre labour at home for 24 hours – just like I wanted – which ramped up on Monday morning. We just made it to the hospital in time. I wasn’t sure whether to go in yet because was coping ok but started to feel like pushing – Ben didn’t believe me that it was happening because I was ‘so calm’. Less than 20 mins at hospital and Cora was born.
Ben wanted to let you know that he was very good at doing nothing.
Thank you so much for your amazing help and course. I can’t believe how amazing I felt after birth and I keep reliving it in my mind because I am so proud of myself and amazed by the whole experience. We think we will use a lot of these tools in life going forward. – Tess
I was suspicious at first about the hypnoclasses, but I wasn’t about to deny my 36 week pregnant wife anything she wanted to try to make the experience better than our first ordeal. The name is misleading in our current perception of hypnosis. The classes are actually quite interesting, and can be applied more broadly than just birth. Seeing my wife’s mindset change from anxiety and fear to confidence and belief in herself and her body to go through it all again was priceless.
As a male ‘birthing partner’ all I wanted to do was help… but in reality all I was worried about was saying the wrong thing at the wrong time, or giving the wrong type of encouragement and ultimately being more hindrance than help. From the classes I gained confidence that I would know exactly what Tess would need from me, and got comfortable with the idea that in reality, there’s nothing more I need to do for Tess but be present – Ben
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I’m so grateful I can say my family and I had a positive birthing experience. During early pregnancy I was fearful that being a midwife myself, and birthing at my workplace, would interfere with being able to let go and allow my body to labour and birth. I was also concerned about my husband’s limited knowledge about birth and that he didn’t have techniques to support me during late pregnancy, labour and birth.
The techniques allowed me to relax, have confidence and work with my baby – reminding me each birth is unique; allowing me to block out any negative external influences (media, passing comments, negative birthing stories) and fears. I also gained the best birthing partner in my husband as he came to understand the magic of birth and was able to support me the way I needed.
I only have happy memories about my birthing experience. I truly believe that the techniques learnt also aided in a smooth postnatal period. Understanding how to relax in periods of stress, trusting my body and baby allowed a sense of calm during this major life event. – Caitlin & Jarrod