It was only in the months that followed and with my next pregnancy that I questioned my first labour in more detail. Was it pain-free because of the hypnobirthing methods, or was I just lucky and natural when it came to 'pushing out' babies? (…and my wide hips!)
Further intrigued, during my second pregnancy I did more studying about natal hypnotherapy and prepared myself for the arrival of my second child, who was born at Queen's Hospital, Romford.
To the annoyance of many friends, she was born easily as well. One moment, I was going through a contraction and then something ‘changed’. My husband called for a midwife, she told me I was able to push and, in a couple of pushes, my second child was born. Again, I had used a tens machine, and had taken paracetamol, but no birthing pool.
Was I lucky? I don't think so.
I was prepared. I was in the right frame of mind. I was in tune with my body and I understood the steps my body had to go through to deliver my children in a natural way, without wanting or waiting for medical intervention.
I want mothers like YOU to have a positive experience
Four years after the birth of my first child, I decided that it was time to reconsider the day job in the 'big smoke' and do something more fulfilling and rewarding.
I now share my experience and knowledge with other expectant mums and help them have an enjoyable and mindful pregnancy. I want them to be aware of the miracle of nature and help them prepare for the birth that they want.
In time, I also want to offer support and guidance on motherhood matters. So watch this space as I continue to develop my skills and widen my offering.
I hope to meet you soon and help you in your journey from maternity to motherhood and help you create magical baby moments.
If you are located in Essex or London and would like to register your interest for hypnobirthing classes, please email me at: