I did a hypnobirthing workshop to prepare Isabelle and Henry for their first baby and a refresher this year to prepare for their second. Isabelle contacted me because she had been diagnosed with GBS and was considering an independent midwife. I gave her some suggestions and pointed her in the direction of a home birth group. As well as the refresher workshop, we did a hypnotherapy session to access intuition so she could figure out where she wanted to give birth and who she wanted to support her. She later decided on a home birth with sage femme and emailed me the day after her baby was born with the good news:
Henry and I had a baby boy yesterday at lunchtime!!
It was amazing – thank you so much for your support . I did exactly what I hoped and really found my instincts ! I had your recording playing right before things got really serious! I became a fire-breathing dragon, also a lioness – some crazy metaphors that I hadn’t even prepared came into my head! I surrendered to my birthing body and baby. It was so powerfully intense. I beat my self doubt phase – actually caught my baby boy and Lex saw his brother born!!