My birth with my biggest little one was amazing...I stumbled across 'hypnobirthing' at 35 weeks pregnant, realised how it made sense, got on board (quickly!) and practiced all the techniques with my hubby and we had a beautiful birth. I felt euphoric that we had done it! And then....I was told by lots of people that our birth was a fluke. "You were just lucky you had a good birth"! I knew deep down that it wasn't down to luck; it was understanding what my body was doing and realising that fear could affect something that was normal, natural and healthy for my body to do.
Five years ago today, my second beautiful baby boy was born.
It started very slowly on a Saturday afternoon. I was several days past my guess date & teaching a lovely group Hypnobirthing. I wanted to carry on as normal and I thoroughly enjoy my job.
What better way to show other pregnant couples that even if you are 41 weeks pregnant, normality continues.
What does date night mean to you? Is it a grabbed couple of moments because the children are asleep? Is it a cuddle, kiss and a cup of tea from the person you love? Is it an indulgent bath, candles, good food and a glass of wine? The connection between man and woman during all of these intimate moments is beautiful.
A rainy, damp day could be perceived as a gloomy day. However, the smell and sound of the rain with its ability to enrich nature is in fact beautiful.
Babies in Waiting are thrilled to announce that they will be hosting another Pregnancy Information Event...this time in Chelmsford!
Are you expecting a baby? If so, why not pop in to Chelmers Village Hall from 1pm til 3pm on Sunday 19th November. Entrance is free and the first 50 guests will receive a fab FREE goody bag. There are plenty of pregnancy and baby related businesses to meet and talk to. Also, free information talks to listen to.
It's the perfect opportunity to find out more about the supportive services that are available for you during your pregnancy.
Before having children, I worked in Recruitment, starting off as an administrator and then becoming a Recruitment Consultant. I always enjoyed meeting lots of different people and the challenge of matching the right jobs to the right people.
I have three beautiful children. Unfortunately we did not find hypnobirthing until having our third child, which is where my passion for hypnobirthing began.
I have spent 20 years working in Purchasing. I started as a buying assistant for a retailer and have progressed through being a buyer for an electronics company to my current part time role as a Procurement Manager for a local Social Housing Provider.
I am fortunate to be a mum to 2 highly spirited loving girls. Emily who is 6 ½ and Amy who is 2 1/2 .
With the start of September, I find myself reflecting upon the fact that we are always facing changes.
Some changes we embrace and plan for. Others we look forward to, many are thrust upon us and we are left reeling from the shock.
People always say that the second trimester of pregnancy is the 'honeymoon period'. Well, if my recent experience had been an actual honeymoon, I'd be leaving a scathing review on the resort's TripAdvisor page.
My 'honeymoon' trimester kicked off with a debilitating and rather frightening spell of pregnancy-related vertigo (I didn't even know that was a thing!). Then I spent the rest of the time struggling to stay comfortable in the sweltering heat - not helped by the ugly, thick support stockings I need to wear.
If I had a pound for every time I heard this phrase I would be exceptionally rich, particularly during the school holidays! Yes I have a larger family with 4 children who are fairly close in age, 7, 4, 3 and 4 months but seriously does it warrant the number of comments I receive about full hands…surely not!
I have been truly blessed to have student midwives present during my antenatal care and present at my births. This is probably due to the experience and wisdom that they can gain from working with my amazing midwife. The last student midwife who came to nearly all of my antenatal appointments for Alice and was there at my home birth was Wendy. Wendy went above and beyond to touch base with me regularly and find out how I was. She also sat in on our Hypnobirthing course to gain extra insight into the Babies in Waiting philosophy and techniques.