Then I started to realise what this book was saying and how much the concept made sense.
I believed birth was what we saw on TV, long, drawn out, painful and in a hospital. That’s just how it was done. Husbands sat back and watched as their wives suffered through the ordeal and it was worth it because in the end, whatever they went through, the result was a happy baby. Right?
Then my wife introduced me to the concept of HypnoBirthing, she asked me to read the book and at first, I did simply to humour her. Then I started to realise what this book was saying and how much the concept made sense.
We started the course and within the first session it was so clear that there was another way – that there should be no other way. Birth could be peaceful, I could do something other than watch on as my wife suffered and it could be an experience to be enjoyed.
With each subsequent session we became more and more confident and quickly decided that we were not going to birth in a hospital, we were going to do it at home, and nothing felt more natural. We had the most amazing, calm, quick home water birth, I was an active participant in the whole process, no drugs, no IV, no busy hospital staff, just me, my wife and our midwife. Hypnobirthing made our experience.
Let me know if you want to talk more about it! I’d be happy to chat!