I wanted to share with your briefly my birth experiences and why it is that I love teaching Hypnobirthing Australia Childbirth Education Classes!
At around 10 weeks pregnant with my first child, I booked into the Birth Centre at my local hospital. I was having a natural drug free birth - there was no question about it! But at 41+ weeks when my "big" baby was showing no signs of joining us, I was induced. From there, it was everything but the natural birth that I had been so focused on and I was absolutely devastated! I had never even considered "What if things don't go according to plan?"
So when I was pregnant with my second, I started researching and learning and applied that knowledge to my experience. I was still keen for a natural birth and attempted VBAC, but at 42 weeks when induction was unsuccessful... I experienced an amazing and beautiful caesarean delivery! We had skin to skin contact in theatre (in fact, my midwife assisted me to have him breastfeed whilst they were still stitching me up).
And that brings me to baby number 3! I was now a Hypnobirthing Practitioner and although again, it was an unsuccessful VBAC, I did experience spontaneous labour and a positive caesarean! My beautiful baby girl was born on the 26th August, she shares my birthday!
I am extremely passionate about helping woman to prepare for a Positive Birth experience! And with the knowledge, tools and techniques we share in the Hypnobirthing Australia course you will be fully prepared for a natural vaginal delivery or whatever turn your birthing may take!
And for those Mumma's who know they have to have a caesarean and want to be empowered with knowledge about birth, bonding and preparing for a speedy recovery, I also run a 4 hour "Preparing for a Positive Caesarean" course.
For more information, contact me on: 0425 209 677