About five years ago, a friend of mine told me how she had used ‘Hypnobirthing to breathe her baby out’…That she had had a really calm and beautiful birthing experience. I remember thinking this was a huge thing as she isn’t the calmest of people and can even be considered as rather the opposite…!! I thought to myself, when the time came for me to have a baby, this sounded like a route I’d like to take. I am very much into the natural way of living in what I eat and put onto my skin etc so, a natural, chemical free birth just made total sense.
Now the exciting time has come when I am expecting my first baby and I have begun the journey towards creating a positive, healthy and calm pregnancy. This is where the lovely Wendy Wood entered my life. After looking into several local Hynobirthing Practitioners, I knew straight away that Wendy was the one for us. I clicked with her immediately over the phone in our very first conversation. She was warm, caring and very positive in all she said. My partner, Byron (being the practical side of things!) admired her website and said he could tell by her photo that she was going to be the right one for us!
And she was that and more….
We booked Wendy for a one to one at our home as we felt we wanted the intimacy of just us. Wendy was brilliant at accommodating us around my partners very hectic work schedule, for which we were most grateful! It was terrific as we had 3 amazing sessions. Wendy went through everything so concisely and it was like music to my pregnant ears! Everything she spoke of made perfect sense and the use of the calming and relaxation audio tracks of hypnosis scripts worked (and are still working!) beautifully. So much so that I couldn’t listen to them all the way through as I’d drifted off to another land…Wendy assured me my subconscious will have picked up all that I need and I do believe this, as I am feeling so positive and calm about the natural birthing process. It is instilled into you, that you can birth your baby at home in a calm and beautiful way with no need for medical intervention. By positive visual images and your partner there as a support. I am such a believer in the power of positive thinking and that is what Wendy is brilliant at encouraging. She covered all aspects of birth and also so much other brilliant information – beyond the call of duty, she would always follow up with lovely emails of things she thought we may need or want. Lots of additional information such as good books to read (she lent me lots too!) Placenta Encapsulation, reusable nappy details, Birthing Pool details to name but a few.
It is obvious that Wendy is deeply passionate about what she teaches and as a consequence she makes the Hypnobirthing sessions SO interesting and easy to follow. She has taught us so much. Most importantly to trust my body and our baby to work together in creating a beautiful, safe and calm birth. I and my partner are so very grateful that Wendy came into our lives. I felt bereft after our last session! It had been such a joy to have her here with her lovely, fun and incredibly positive energy. Thank you Wendy!