Why Proud Birth?
When I was pregnant all the antenatal courses I looked into were much of a muchness, floral uterus's and pastel swirly fonts. I wanted to create a course that was a bit more real, where people could learn how to prepare for their birth and have fun along the way.
Because I know that although being pregnant can be an exciting time, it can also be pretty overwhelming. And if you're pregnant and looking after small people already that is a totally different ball game completely physically and emotionally. As the ever elusive due date approaches, you might have caught yourself in the mirror, cupping your growing bump, and asking yourself "how the heck am I going to get this baby out?"
I'm here to tell you, you can absolutely do this, and also say that your birth, no matter what journey it takes, can be a positive experience. That's right I said positive, but I'm going to go one step further and say life changing.
And I'll let you into a secret, a positive birth isn't just about how your baby gets into the world, it's how you feel along the way. I've heard people say "Hypnobirthing didn't work for me because I ended up with a c-section"....this is a sign that there has been a misunderstanding of what Hynobirthing actually is.
Hypnobirthing isn't going to work for you, it's an approach to birth preparation which focusses on eliminating fear and reprogramming your subconscious mind to create a more positive outlook on birth. It's a toolkit for you to dip into to help you navigate your birth, make choices that are right for you and give you the confidence to communicate your wishes to your support team confidently.
By understanding what happens to your body and your baby during the birth process and the importance of the mind-body connection, you'll be in a strong position to work with your body. Add in some tools and techniques to get you into a deeply relaxed state quickly regardless of your environment, as well as having the knowledge of positions to move in to which will help you birth your baby as comfortably as possible, and you're doing further you an epic service.
I offer a range of courses which have been designed to support you and your birth partner feel confident and excited about your birth, and be able to advocate for yourself in order to make the right choices for you and your baby if the journey to birth changes.
I want you to be proud of yourself, your birth partner and your birth, no matter what course it takes. You have the power inside you to bring your baby into the world and I am here to help you unlock it.