Each day I
work as a midwife, I have an immense feeling of excitement and gratitude
with new skills to help women in their birthing journey-HypnoBirthing.
I'm somewhat sad, but also relieved, to say that I can't teach the
ordinary childbirth classes anymore for the Hospital I work at, as their
language and teaching agenda is not my philosophy of Natural Normal
Vaginal Birth. The use of instruments and drugs is no longer an
another class of 6 weeks to teach and I shall explain to them the
HypnoBirthing Philosophy and my dilemma with their classes. I did this
with my last class, and two couples have come into the
HypnoBirthing classes instead. I'm sure my HypnoBirthing class reports
will come through to you in due course, though I imagine you're
inundated with hundreds each day.
so excited about hypnotherapy as a very healing therapy to help mothers
and fathers; and have decided to study this field as soon as I can.
There are some very reputable Hypnotherapy Institutes in Australia, and
I shall enroll and begin this year.
excited to say I have used the birth breathing techniques with a couple
who had "failed to progress" at 10cm. She breathed her baby out so well
I nearly missed the head crowning! She had extreme fear of the birth
path and the pain she had been told about birthing. I used visualization
and birthing affirmations to help her feel empowered to birth her baby.
She will come to HypnoBirthing classes for her next baby, as she
couldn't believe the ease with which the breathing and visualization had
helped. It also prevented her having the Syntocinon IV being put up.
the breathing and light touch message in a number of situations where
there has been no time to do other preparation or teaching, and they
have worked incredibly. Of course I don't say this is HypnoBirthing, but
I encourage them to think of the whole program for their next birthing
experience. If just those techniques can adjust their "pain experience"
imagine how well it would go when the fear is gone from the mind and the
whole body can relax and enjoy the birthing journey. A number of women
have been fighting their surges, and this method of breathing has
completely changed the experience for them!
midwives at my hospital are very excited by some HypnoBirthing results
and are very supportive, and refer parents to the classes. The numbers
very much once again for this amazing opportunity to teach parents joy
and spirituality of HypnoBirthing. I hope to gather some birthing
experiences on video over the next few months to send to you as I've
been asked to attend a few births if possible.
Mary Fortmann, Midwife