Hi, I’m Alaina, and I am a proud mom of 2, an R.N., and a Certified HypnoBirthing Childbirth Educator from Birth by Design. I have been supporting the Birthing Community within the Barrie and surrounding area for the past 8 years.
HypnoBirthing, the Mongan Method, is a complete Childbirth Preparation
course that returns to a woman the ‘art’ of instinctive birthing. When a woman is properly prepared physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually, she has the confidence to ‘let go’ and trust in her body when the time is needed to give birth.
HypnoBirthing also explores the neuroscience and physical effects of fear, and how the practice of deep relaxation and breathwork leading up to birth and its use in
labour can significantly reduce, and often eliminate severe discomfort, without the need for pain relief or unnecessary medical interventions.
Here are my Top 3 HypnoBirthing Tips I would love to share with you:
1. Put Negativity aside. We all have well meaning people wanting to share their ‘scary’ or ‘hard’ birth stories with us, however no two birthing women are alike, therefore it is ‘ok’ to politely decline and remind them by saying ‘shhh…my baby is listening’.
2. Stay Educated and know that you always have choices in birth, even if your birth takes a different turn then you expect. Your birth partner is your best advocate, so ensure you create a birth plan together and discuss it with your health care provider regularly, along with a review of any alternative or medical options if and when needed. Don’t be afraid to ask questions.
3. Don’t over think it. If our sisters in nature can instinctively give birth quickly and easily, why can’t we? Your body creates your baby, so why allow your mind to step in and try to ‘control’ the process of birth when it was never involved in the first place?
Happy Birthing ~
*** Thanks again for sharing with us @birthbydesign_
xx Brianna and Vanessa
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