If you’re wondering what the short course entails then read on 🙂
Due dates – a pain the backside, but here to stay! Assuming all has been well with you, your pregnancy and your baby, you’re not actually ‘overdue’ until 42+1 – and even that’s debatable…
Did your midwife suggest a home birth to you? I generally find this does not get asked or talked about, particularly for a first time mother.
Giving birth is a huge physical feat, but your mind also has a huge role to play. The power of the mind is a vast subject, but in this blog post we touch upon the power of the mind for labour and birth.
You’ve done the course and focused on the all important practice. Your baby is on his way now, so how should you use your hypnobirthing techniques? What do you do when?
It may sound obvious, but using useful and specific breathing techinques during labour & birth is the most important thing. If you were to get one thing ‘down pat’ for the day, breathing is that one thing.
Labour and birth don’t always go as expected and it’s very useful to try not to be married to any one way of doing things. That said, writing a birth preferences/birth plan is also important as it gets you thinking about what you may like in any given situation.
You don’t have to write a birth plan, but many people choose to. You can follow a template such as the NHS one which is available online, or create your own. Your midwife may give you one or a template may be in your handheld notes.
I can remember my ‘due date’ getting closer and anxious thoughts creeping in. It was good to have things I could do to stop these in their tracks. Below are some ideas to help to nip those thoughts in the bud before they start to feel overwhelming…
Schedule it in. Literally set aside time. For example; on a Tuesday, Thursday & Sunday…