Imagine if you could have all the confidence you get from surviving the most incredible, life changing event in your life before the event happened?
What if you never had to deal with adversity to find your inner strength? What if you could do so while you were safe and cosy in current life? What if you didn’t have to have a life altering experience to find your true potential but had the strength to do so before your life got out of control?
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Watched episodes of a certain tv programme and scared yourself senseless? Heard a couple of bad birth stories? Having sleepless nights? You’re not alone…
Loads of expectant parents have all been through the same uncertain waters while waiting for the birth of their child. How can birth coaching help? Read on…
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You’ve done your hypnobirthing sessions
You’ve packed your birth bag
You’ve had your first cuddle
And then it all starts to fall apart…
As a society, we have now started to wake up to the idea that the more you put into birth the more you get out. It’s clear from the amount of prenatal services you can buy – hypnobirthing, pregnancy yoga and pregnancy reiki all aim to empower and provide support to expectant parents. In my opinion this has transformed the birth experience for many women for the better and long may it continue.
But what happens after the cuddle?
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What is personalised hypnobirthing?
I think hypnobirthing is great, phenomenal even. I know the benefits and used it successfully during the birth of my own two children. For the purposes of this article and a lot of the work that I do with my clients, let’s just assume that hypnobirthing is a ‘must-have’ in your birth prep tool kit. Which it definitely is.
So what’s the problem?
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What is hypnobirthing?
Hypnobirhing is a form of natural pain relief used in labour. Hypnosis techniques are learnt in the months and weeks leading up to a birth by the parents-to-be to be used by them when there are times of stress (missing your due date anyone?) or when labour starts.
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Whether you are wanting to become pregnant, already pregnant or have just had a baby, Reiki is one of the most gentle and healing treatments around. In this article I’ll give a little background into what Reiki is and how it can help you no matter what stage of the birth journey you are at.
So what is Reiki?
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by “laying on hands” which means a practitioner will place their hands directly above certain parts of your body – usually the 7 chakras. It is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one’s “life force energy” is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.
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One size does not fit all. We as a society, we know this all too well. We crave personalisation from the name we hate but love to give when ordering our morning cup of coffee to creating the perfect jewellery or designer pair of trainers. We want to do it our way. We want our opinions and voice to matter.
When it comes to birthing, in the western world, we are afforded an incredible amount of support and choice. For the most part can choose the setting, who we have with us even right down to what music will be playing when we have that all important first cuddle with our little baby/babies. It’s all about the search for finding what works for us.
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Said no one… ever.
So who does want to be a birth coach? Me!
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Birth coaching is a form of support offered to people at many stages in their birth journey.
Clients might be:
- trying to get pregnant
- have just found out they are pregnant
- are currently in the first/second/third trimester of pregnancy
- have had a baby and are pregnant again
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