Tamara's Birth Story
I had been practicing basic mediation techniques on a daily basis for the past year or so when I found out I was pregnant with my first child/son. I would usually do a little 15minute meditation routine each morning at home. I felt the simple relaxation meditation helped my state of mind especially around the 6th month mark of the pregnancy, when the reality of the birth set in and I started feeling anxious about the labour and what to expect. I was given a gift around this time of a hypnobirthing book and cd. I read some of the book and gained an understanding of what hypnobirthing was about and then began using the cd as my daily meditation music. I found it so very helpful for my state of mind. I found the cd informative/relaxing all in one in regards to helping me breathe and visualise my own birth. The voice was calm and soothing, guiding me through a labour scenario that made it all seem manageable, straight forward and easier to focus on my breath and feel relaxed.
I also listened to the cd with my husband during labour at home while I was having early contractions after my waters broke. I managed to stay at home until I was 7cm dilated with a quick hospital check during that time. I had our little boy naturally about 2hrs after getting up to the hospital, with just my husband and my midwife beside me in a nice quiet room. I do honestly feel the hypnobirthing material played a large part of me having a calm and straight forward labour and pregnancy, I feel very blessed to have been given a very valuable tool to cope with all the new challenges I faced during my first pregnancy-especially my anxiousness of labour! I would highly recommend hypnobirthing to all mothers to be! ♥