Helen and Craig were a gorgeous couple to work with! Helen knew she wanted something different to last time and embraced the hypnobirthing philosophy with total tenacity! What a week this was...2 ladies very nearly not making it to the hospital!
I was 10 days over my estimated due date and had decided to consent to a stretch and sweep from my midwife, which I had declined at 4 days over - hoping that things might happen spontaneously. The sweep seemed to do the trick and later that afternoon I started feeling 'uncomfortable' but carried on happily going about my day and running around after my toddler.
At about 9:30pm that night, I had my first major surge. I was happily watching television with my husband whilst bouncing on my birthing ball and began my breathing which I had been practicing and remained well distracted.
An hour passed by and the surges were getting increasingly more intense and frequent and I now started using the visualisations with the breathing to helm me remain ca...
It has been a bit of a rough few weeks! All the festive hype and the house being swallowed up by a horrible, horrible viral beast, but we made it and it's a NEW YEAR!
It doesn’t matter how organised I think I am or how much pre-prep I do, it always seems to just zoom on by and is somehow driven by these crazy expectations I place on myself.
So yesterday (still feeling pretty ill) it wasn’t that surprising to me that I had my annual New Year melt down.
I like to think of it like a bit of an emotional purge!
I kind of wish it would come prior to the 1st day of the year, but it doesn't work that way - it's a force beyond me, like some kind of force of nature – a sort of clearing the way for what is to come.
When it’s happening, I know just what it is. I know that it’s overwhelm and the inability to just take a breath, but nevertheless it feels fucking awful in that moment.
It’s that scary feeling of totally losing my shit. How can I (the counsellor, the Calm Birth School teacher, the Mother) b...