So yesterday I had what I would call a FUCK YOU kind of a day.
It was horrendous.
I woke up at the crack of dawn and felt ready to conquer the day after catching up with some work before the little sound of baby steps and incessant screaming for cereal!
Within an hour, everything had gone totally tits up.
I’m not going to go in to the ins and outs of the minuscule to mountainous issues, but it was pretty obvious that the beautifully calm last day of the holidays that I had envisioned wasn’t happening.
When I picked up my diary to reflect at the end of the day (which was a struggle at best) – I couldn’t think of one thing that I had done well.
In fact my biggest achievement was saving my children from killing each other like an unpaid referee (which of course is a whopping achievement).
Waking up this morning with big puffy eyes and after a night of clutching the edge of the bed for dear life because my child channels his inner acrobat all night, I made a conscious decision to forgive myself...
This is one of my all time favourite birth stories.
It's a perfect example of how hypnobirthing can help you maintain your calm when labour throws you a curve ball.
The presence of meconium in her waters could have led them down a cascade of intervention, but Raluca made choices that felt best for her and with a little bit of time, things unfolded naturally.
Raluca had put in all the practice prior to her birth and on the day absolutely rocked it! Here is her story...
I started to look into hypnobirthing due to a traumatic first birth because I felt I needed to take control of my birthing experience and avoid the same outcomes as the first time.
The sessions held by Ashley were great, they were at home, so no need to arrange childcare for my eldest.
I was able to put to rest a lot of issues I had around my first birth, the wealth of information delivered by Ashley has been extremely useful and the techniques I learnt are now something I am using in a lot in other situations when I ne...