The birth of Mind body Mother..
Hi! I'm Katie! Hypnobirthing Practitioner, Certified Life Coach and Mumma to 2 of my very own Hypnobabies!
I was first introduced to Hypnobirthing when I was pregnant with my first daughter. Like many women, one of my very early thoughts after finding out I was pregnant was 'oh my god, I am going to have to give birth!' My excitement and joy about pregnancy was instantly combined with a very real fear about the prospect of labour and birth. And why was that? Because throughout my whole life, almost every conversation or media representation of birth was portrayed to be drama-filled and painful. As someone who has always been fascinated with the human body, I found it hard to comprehend how something so innate and natural, could be so traumatic. After a quick internet search for some more encouraging insights into childbirth, I stumbled across Hypnobirthing- and that's when my eyes were opened to the world of positive births!
After taking the Calm Birth's course myself, I went on to have 2 very different, but wonderful births.
My first birth took place in hospital, following a consultant advised induction at 38 weeks. Despite my initial fears about a medicalised induction, I went in to have a quick and smooth birth utilising the Hypnobirthing techniques I had learnt and practiced through my pregnancy. When my daughter was born I couldn't quite believe it had all happened so easily, and was even more surprised at just how much I enjoyed it and wanted to do it again!
After my positive and empowering first birth experience, I went in to my second pregnancy with confidence and genuine excitement for the birth. My second daughter was born very quickly and calmly in the peace and comfort of my own home in a birthing pool. Two very different births and settings, but equally empowering and life changing experiences that left me with an eagerness to share the incredible gift of hypnobirthing with other women.
Hypnobirthing gave me the knowledge, tools and confidence to trust in my body and achieve 2 wonderfully calm and relaxed births, and ignited a passion in me to share its benefits with other women. I am passionate about sharing the incredible tools that hypnobirthing has to offer and empowering families to achieve the calm births that they deserve. And so, Mind body Mother was born...