In today's episode I explore the baby blues; the sadness, anxiety & fears that, unfortunately, most of us will face in early parenthood. I will share my own experience, some tips for support and an overall message that these feelings are nothing to be ashamed of, they are normal and should be recognised and given some attention. A happy mum is a happy baby!
In this episode I explore the mum & baby connection that is beyond the womb; and just how real and important that connection is. This week I have put baby's needs first (well I thought that was what I was doing) but by neglecting my own health this impacted on baby too. It is so important to see yourself and baby as one during these early weeks; hear more about this and my beautiful bacterial infection (TMI WARNING).
...Literally! From a week of bliss to a week of milky chaos! Keeping my podcasts open & honest, I am sharing my week so far. The crying you hear half way through this episode pretty much sums it up. From an over-supply to an under supply, breastfeeding issues has led to an unhappy baby and a rather tired mum...
In this (kind of) controversial episode I analyse whether all my Hypnobirthing practice hindered my birth in anyway. I will look at how Hypnobirthing practice may have influenced my view of the medical world, how I created a very distinctive set of birth preferences and I will talk about pain... WARNING... yes, I will talk about PAIN. I discuss all of the above with the intention to educate and support anyone who is approaching their labour.
...that is the million dollar question isn't it! In short the answer is yes, Hypnobirthing worked. Did it give me the exact birth I hoped and planned for? No. But did it allow me to go through my birth with confidence, knowledge and techniques to utilise? yes! In this episode I break down exactly how Hypnobirthing helped me through my labour.
In today's episode I am sharing my birth story. Warning! This birth was not inline with my birth preferences and involved medical intervention. This birth also involved bravery, defiance, confidence & empowerment and is ultimately a positive birth story. Without Hypnobirthing I would not have had the knowledge or confidence to make (the many) necessary decisions I had to make during my labour & the tools for it to be such a beautiful experience despite the most unlikely setting.
A quick episode to update you on why I have been so quiet this week... yes you guessed it, I am a mum! Baby Aura joined us earth -side this week in the most unpredictable, but beautiful fashion and I am so full of love! Listen to this episode for a quick update on my first week of motherhood and what I intend for the podcast moving forward.
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In this, part 2 of 2, episodes about caesarean I am discussing; Emergency caesareans and how to write Hypnobirthing friendly preferences for all circumstances. I will, excitedly, discuss a new phenomena called 'Mother Assisted Caesarean' and lastly, share with you how I think that no matter your birth style, preference or turn you can still have control over it; it is YOUR birth and YOUR baby and at no point to you have to fully give it over to someone else.
In this, part 1 of 2, episodes about caesarean I am discussing; what are they? why would I choose one? What are the risks? and can I make it a 'Hypnobirthing Caeasarean'?. I believe yes you can and will talk about how you can use the techniques of Hypnobirthing with ANY time of birth.