Birth can be magical but it starts with knowledge and as we all know: knowledge truly is power.
I teach Hypnobirthing Australia’s Positive Birth Course because it is the most comprehensive childbirth education class in Australia. I was invited to train and to become certified by Hypnobirthing Australia in 2019 and have worked with hundreds of families since then to go on and have incredibly empowering and positive birth experiences.
What I love about the Positive Birth Course is that it works deeply with both mum and her birth partner: Providing them with the knowledge, tools and techniques and support that will give them the courage to step into their power and create their own birth story.
Childbirth education must start with understanding the importance of the mind-body connection and creating safety within mum’s body and nervous system during labour and birth. If we can understand this, we then understand why we use tools such as breath work, light touch massage, acupressure and touch techniques to help calm and create safety within mum.
When a mum feels safe in labour (both internally and externally), she feels safe enough to surrender to every whisper and every
Once we have built our knowledge and created our toolkit for labour and birth, we then move on to understanding all the different pathways your labour and birth may take. This is important to know so that you can stay empowered and still feel safe even when required to make decisions that can feel overwhelming, scary and a little out of your depth.
It is important to understand all these pathways so that you can remain in the driver’s seat of welcoming your baby earth-side. We know that 80% of birth trauma is due to being disempowered somewhere along our pregnancy, labour and birth journey. Understanding how to ask questions and how to make informed decisions is going to help keep you out of this statistic. Just because your birth takes a different pathway than you had hoped for, it doesn’t mean that it can not still be a positive and empowering birth experience for you, your partner and your baby.
Birth is about trusting your instincts and listening to your body. It’s about understanding the various pathways your journey might take and being able to make safe and informed decisions.
I then bring everything you have learnt all together, step by step, understanding all the different stages of labour: how to labour at home confidently, when to go to the hospital, when to call your midwife and how to navigate the daunting task of driving to the hospital in the throws of labour!!! We talk about how to ask questions, how to create a safe, nurturing environment at home and in the hospital, how to utilise all the tools and techniques I teach you in class during various stages of labour and how to navigate pain. We talk in-depth about the overwhelming period of transition, your pain relief options, how to move your body and navigate various labouring positions that will help bub move through your pelvis. We discuss the moment your baby makes their way earth-side and how you will deliver your placenta. We chat about the very first moment you lay eyes on your baby and how to create a safe and nurturing environment for your new family unit. We touch on the initial first moments of life and how to facilitate your baby’s first feed. Together, we navigate your journey and map out a birth plan that works for you and your baby.
Birth is going to make you work hard, but it can also be one of the most magical, empowering moments of your entire life. The Positive Birth Course is going to be the perfect starting point to creating the journey to motherhood you truly deserve. Come rediscover you, flourish in your confidence and strength. Come welcome mumma home with me!
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