I was looking for a more holistic approach to birth after hearing nothing but horror stories from medical interventions during labour. I’m so glad we found Steph and hypnobirthing because I can honestly say giving birth really wasn’t that bad! Steph taught me, through hypnobirthing to believe in the power of my body, and the natural process of birth.
Tuning into my body and listening to my natural instincts got me through a long back to back labour. I was able to remain calm and relaxed the whole way through, and even the midwife said she felt like she wasn’t needed! I laboured in the birthing pool and the hypnobirthing preparations really helped me get in the zone and focus. In the end I needed a little assistance, but despite this I always felt in control, relaxed and calm. In a weird way I felt very peaceful the whole way through.
I now have the most placid and chilled out baby and I believe hypnobirthing is partly responsible for that. Steph very much empowered me to have the birth I wanted and I’ve since come to realise it’s not so much about how your labour turns out but your attitude towards it.
Steph was so informative and passionate about what she does and continues to be a source of support as I continue on this amazing journey of motherhood. Birthing was an incredible life changing experience; a rite of passage. Thank you Steph for helping me get there!