When I just started as a doula I had the following on my website:"I am going to be complete honoust, Giving birth is no fun!" Till someone asked me if I never have heard of HypnoBirthing. And yes, even after giving birth to my 3 sons, I never heard of HypnoBirthing. And if I have heard about it, I don't think it was something for me cause I'm a down to earth person en HypnoBirthing sounds way to woolly for me.
But now, now I am in "the business" of course I wanted to know everything possible so I started reading about HypnoBirthing. I read things like painfree delivery. Ehm...I have done it 3 times, I don't believe anything about this...but now I am intriged. How is this possible?
Not long after this I applied for the Practitioner Course and got in. During this course it was like the pieces of the puzzle fell down and it hit me, Is this how it's done!
Sometimes I get the question about experiencing birth, if I want to do it again with now knowing everything I know. Ehm YES! It really intriges me this whole birth process. But my family really feels complete (especially after the holidays with 3 enthusiastic children haha) so I leave this birthing to my students.
And now I receive the most beautifull birth stories of strong mommy's who gave birth to their baby in trust. And yes, sometimes there is a story that a woman did not feel the pain! That doesn't mean that she didn't fellt anything, only she doesn't describe it as pain.
Befor we go any further, now I keep myself far away from these kind of statements. I find it way more important that you know you to take control and that you are proud of the birth, no matter how it goes. That you have trust in the birthprocess and in yourself! And gaining this trust starts during pregnancy. Cause by educating yourself and preparing yourself, you bring this trust to your birth. And it goes on, if you have trust in your birth, and you are proud of it, it gives you trust in the weeks after birth.
And that is the biggest present you can give yourself! The best way for a newly born family