Lousie (Rosie’s Sister)
Wendy was so welcoming and really put us at ease. We were motivated by her obvious enthusiasm for hypno-birthing and her genuine interest in our learning how to have an empowered and peaceful birth.
The combination of the book to read at home and the opportunity to hear it from our instructor, in her own words and using examples from her experience, with the opportunity to ask questions. I read weeks 3 and 4 ahead of the final class and actually preferred having done the reading first, as it allowed me to absorb the information in my own time and be prepared to consolidate it further in the class. The fact that the book is so well-written really helps!
The birth films – having been a previous addict to ‘one born every minute’ (sorry!) it was amazing to see women having a completely different experience – giving birth in such a calm, relaxed way. It’s clear how the power of suggestion has an impact on our subconscious minds in every reference to birth we are exposed to, and it was helpful learning techniques to block out negatives and focus on positives.
Wendy has a relaxed way of teaching and draws on both her own experiences professionally and personally which really helped me to understand the course fully. Her welcoming attitude put me at ease straight away and I have felt I could ask anything I wanted both before the course, during and also after.
With Wendy’s help I have gone from having a racing mind, not sure how to deal with my emotions about labour, often feeling overwhelmed and teary at the prospect of giving birth and ready to passively let the professionals take control and she has turned me into someone who is incredibly calm, confident and informed about what I want.
Through this course I have changed my mind about everything from where I want to give birth, the type of birth I want and I have even decided to go to the MLU in the New Forest where they do not offer the type of interventions I wanted to be so close to ‘just in case’ beforehand. I only hope that the midwives there will have the kind of outlook on birth as Wendy does although I am confident in both myself (physically and mentally) and what the course has taught my birthing partner so together we can enjoy the experience.