In May 2012, after dismissing a stack of fear-inducing pregnancy books, I promptly received a message from an old friend, “Have you heard of HypnoBirthing?” and so began my journey into the world of all things birthing and beyond.
Later that year after a 35+ hour labour I welcomed our first little HypnoBirthed being into the world. Fast forward to 2015 and it was time to do it all again, welcoming our second mighty girl into the world in a beautiful freebirth at home with my husband and Doula.
They were both gentle, peaceful births but that doesn't mean they were without their challenges. They required a huge amount of preparation, education and a whole new approach to something I’d been programmed from an early age to fear!