What do you really need to know before you give birth?
Imagine not having to feel scared or anxious about your birth.
Imagine feeling confident and prepared for birth in all its different paths, twists and turns.
Imagine knowing what you can do to stack the odds in your favour for a smoother and calm birth (from your vaginal births and cesareans)
Imagine being able to step into motherhood the best way possible for both you and your baby. Starting off your journey feeling strong and empowered.
Being a midwife, and expecting my third baby...
….. I thought I had my birth in the bag. I arrogantly sailed through my pregnancy thinking, “I have done this twice before and my births were textbook and I have seen hundreds of births, I know EXACTLY what I’m doing.”
Then BAM… 6 weeks prior to my due date, my labour started. I still thought at this point I totally had this but as my contractions continued my head just started to twirl and whirl with all the possibilities that I could be facing…
Was my baby going to be ok 6 weeks premature?
Were my other children going to be ok if I need to be in special care for a long time?
Were my colleagues going to see me naked or see me poo in labour? (The major downside of giving birth in your workplace!)
My mind had gone rogue, over thinking got the better of me as my adrenaline started to peak and my body started to respond to the imaginary dangers I was creating. This bodily response is something that we have in place from the stone age times- the fight or flight system- it worked back in the day when the fears that we had were very real… like sabre tooth tigers in our birth caves…a real life threat that would make our contractions slow down and labour stall to give time for us to find a safer place to birth our baby. Nowadays, it’s just our thoughts, imaginary fears and overthinking that can make this happen, which in my third birth contributed to my long labour.
My labour wasn’t just longer, I needed more pain relief drugs and I bled more than normal. I also felt more out of control and felt like I didn’t know how to calm myself down and get into the groove of labour, something that I had not struggled with doing before. Most importantly for me though, I look back on her birth with a bit of sadness, I didn’t feel empowered or strong afterwards which isn’t exactly how I wanted to feel stepping into motherhood with my new daughter. I wanted to feel powerful, or at the very least capable, like I could face any challenge with my newborn, but I didn’t feel that way.
This is something that I have not just experienced myself, it’s something that I see time and time again from working with Mums. Panic can take over- not always quaking-in-your-boots type panic- it’s often just the what-ifs that can make the difference. It’s not just about what happens during the birth, it’s how the birth makes you feel that is so important. The birth is your transition to being a mother, arguably the most important job you’ll ever have. It’s important that you start off your motherhood game, strong.
So as a self confessed birth nerd, I set out to learn more about why my birth effected me this time around. And during a 2am feed one night, I had the idea to build this antenatal and hypnobirthing course called The Bump to Baby Chapter, with the aim to fully prep those who are going to give birth so that Mums-to-be know exactly what they can do to have a great birth and step into motherhood the right way.
After just 1 year of the course we won The Best Pregnancy Support Service in the county. Winning the award was nothing compared to the many women who told me how the course had helped them have an amazing birth, feel in control, calm and fearless. Stepping into motherhood just how they had imagined…
But, you don’t have to just take my word for it…
So what does this online course actually include?
If you’re pregnant and reading this, I’m sure you are already all too familiar with the birth stories from friends, family, neighbours… even the cashier at Tesco, wanting to tell you about their birth. And you’ve noticed that some women say how awful it was, nightmareish and traumatic, then others say how amazing their birth was. It doesn’t take a scientist to know where you want your birth to be in this spectrum.
To make your birth better, let’s tackle those labour and birth fears you may have…
- Vaginal tears- You’ll know what to do to reduce your chances of this happening.. And if it does happen, you’ll have all the tools so that you can sit more comfortably whilst cuddling up with your baby.
- The pain of contractions- You’ll be able to understand more about contractions and have techniques to use at home, in the car or in the hospital so that you’ll be welcoming your contractions when they come.
- Interventions… How to decide if they’re necessary. How to avoid the unnecessary ones and how to make sure that you feel in control at all times.
- A long labour… You’ll be able to do things to increase your chances for a shorter labour and have the techniques to see you through a labour that might be lasting longer.
- Inductions… How to help baby come without an induction and also how to embrace them when they are necessary. How to make inductions a part of your great birth.
With 35 different videos on creating a positive birth in all birth situations, relaxations, post-natal recovery cheat sheets (for Mum, Dad & baby), cesarean birth what to expect & recovery checklists and preparation checklists including birth plan and hospital bag list. You’ll see why people are calling it their Best Pregnancy Purchase ever.
To conclude my own birth story....
….I practised what I preached and used my own techniques for my fourth birth. With arguably more complications this time around with a “high-risk” pregnancy, I had the most healing, empowering, insanely wonderful birth I could have ever wanted.
This has just put more fire in my belly to spread the positive birth vibes across the UK and beyond. Which is why I have priced the course at the insanely low £27.
You can feel more confident about birth in all scenarios AND get all the benefits that come with a positive birth.
Women who have a positive birth are ….
- More likely to feel emotionally well in the post natal time.
- Bond better with their baby
- Have a higher likelihood of breastfeeding (if that was their chosen feeding method)
You can get INSTANT ACCESS to help you on your way to a positive birth.
For just £27.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is this course right for me?
This course is right for you if you have a uterus with a baby in it and you’d like to feel good about the birth. If you’re a first time, second time… 5th time mama then you would benefit from this course. You can start the course anytime from 20 weeks pregnant to 42 weeks pregnant (ideally the sooner the better.)
Why do The Bump to Baby Chapter Hypnobirthing over other online Hypnobirthing courses ?
The course is led by a midwife, meaning that the information is current, realistic and relevant. We do a 3 year degree to become a midwife and have done a hypnobirthing course on top of this. Most hypnobirthing teachers aren’t midwives, which means that from us at The Bump to Baby Chapter, you get the wealth of our knowledge about birth that comes from being with birthing women all the time.
No one has ever.. EVER.. left a review less than 5*. Those who do our course always shout about their births from the rooftops.
You get access to our Facebook The Bump to Baby Chapter Online Group.
You get to feel excited about your birth and fully prepared in the lead up. And if you don’t.. you get your money back!