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"I first heard of hypnobirthing when my friend had one in another area of the country. I'd always hoped to have a natural birth, and was planning a homebirth. As I had previously suffered from panic attacks and fear hospitals I thought that hypnobirthing would help me better prepare my mind and body for the calm, natural homebirth that I desired - which it did.

We began our session with Michelle at around the 30 week mark of my pregnancy. We had a 2 hour session each week for 5 weeks at home in the comfort of our living room which made sense as this is where we were hoping to have our baby.

As soon as Michelle walked into the house both my partner and I felt at ease and we came to really look forward to the sessions each week.

One of the most important things was learning how the female body actually works and is designed to give birth IF the brain works in unison with it. The hypnosis sessions and fear release techniques were quite incredible. We were also given a comprehensive 'manual' which my partner found very valuable and we practiced lots between the sessions.

I think the key really is preparation of mind and body. I did lots of meditations, listened to the affirmations and the relaxation music I had chosen for birth on a daily basis - and it paid off!

My baby was due on the 10th March, Mothers day but I was hoping to have them before and sure enough my labour began on the morning on the 7th March. As soon as my rushes (contractions) began I listened to the affirmations and music I had prepared and my partner set about preparing our birth pool in our dining room. As things advanced my partner put into practise all the cues that we had learnt on the course to help my stay focused and relaxed.

Later that day our son Rufus was born at home, on the living room floor just as we had wished. Apart from a few puffs of gas and air (which I later threw away as I found it more of a hindrance than a help) I coped with labour with the help of my amazing partner, the midwives and the hypnobirthing practices I had learnt. Giving birth is an amazing and epic experience and it is so amazing what the mind and body can do. I would do it all again in a heartbeat! Giving birth can be beautiful."
Emma Silvester






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