Maybe this is your first pregnancy and you're scared because you've never been through it. How do you even begin to imagine what it is going to be like? Do you wonder if you'll know what to expect and how you're going to feel during this experience?
Have you been through labour before? Was it not what you expected. Did it not turn our how thought or wanted? Are you looking for a better experience this time?
Here are 5 simple ways to look forward to your birth:
1. Be informed
It is vital to know what your options are for pregnancy, during labour and straight after birth. Understanding these choices you can influence your baby’s birth path. It will allow you to confidently make the right decisions for you and your baby.
Magical Baby Moments can talk you through the risks and benefits of each situation.
2. Think through your birth preferences
Many people will tell you that 'no one read my birth plan' or 'my birth plan went out of the window’. Labour and birth are unpredictable; no two births are quite the same. This is why is is better to think about multiple scenarios and deciding on 'birth preferences'. Knowing what you would like and wouldn't like is a starting point to achieving a positive birth experience. Take control!
Magical Baby Moments will talk through all the common scenarios and options. You can then choose with confidence with your choices and preferences.
3. Understand the journey that you baby is about to undertake
Many women are told that giving birth is 'painful'. This is not always the case. Giving birth is not some rite of passage. It is a journey, where your body instinctively knows how to get your baby out safely and gently. The ‘pain’ many women feel is FEAR and reluctance to trust in their body. If you let go of the fear and allow your body to give birth when it is ready, you will feel empowered. It may at times be intense, but it doesn't need to be painful.
Magical Baby Moments will teach you what your body goes through during birth. We will teach you techniques to remain calm and relaxed. Through breathing and visualisations you can achieve a pain-free birth.
4. Be mindful
Use pregnancy as a time to reflect. Think about this baby you are carrying. How would you like them to enter the world? Do you have everything in your grasp to be able to achieve that? Do you need external help? Use this time to turn labour and birth into something to look forward to. Imagine how you want your birth to be. Remember the mind has the power over the body, so you can influence what happens on the day.
Magical Baby Moments will give you lots of tools and tips to feel positive about birth. We will provide you with many affirmations that you can read over and over during your pregnancy.
5. Don’t do it alone
Giving birth is a magical experience that you should never have to do alone. So whoever you choose as your birth partner, they should be included in the planning process. As the corny phrase goes…Fail to plan, plan to fail. Without telling your birth partner how you would like things to be, how are they going to help you achieve this? If you are unable to have a birth partner with you, you will have a midwife. Speak to them about how you want your birth to be and how you would like them to support you.
Magical Baby Moments will help you and your birth partner plan the birth that YOU want. We will show them how important it is for them to be by your side, every step of the way. We teach them how they can support you.
Do you want to have the birth of your dreams? One that is calm, relaxed. Where you and your birth partner are confident from start to finish. Then join one of Magical Baby Moments classes. Find available dates for group hypnobirthing courses taking place on Zoom.
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