Any visit or stay in hospital is stressful for a parent, the kids seem so resilient but there will always be times they need your reassurance.
For us it was 4am. She needed waking up for some oral meds and help keeping her nasal specs in place to up her oxygen supply. She was frightened and you could see the effects on her read outs.
So we hypnobirthed... we'll not exactly as clearly that would be odd! But we used the relaxation techniques I teach to help maintain a level of calm and confidence in mums to be.
Deep breathing, her listening to some positive words creating positive pictures in her wonderfully adventurous 4year old mind, light touch massage... and gently she returned to a state of calm and drifted back off to sleep.
Sounds so simple doesn't it? You read this and say - well that's just a normal way to calm someone down. And that makes me smile because Yes, it is that simple.
Staying calm and relaxed when in a stressful or frightening situation is a skill for life. Once you have learnt it you can use it forever with your own children.
Staying calm and relaxed when in labour means your body works well, the essential hormones for birth flow in abundance round your body. All this helps your baby move its way more easily out into your arms.
Hypnobirthing is an investment not only to achieve the right birth for you, but as a skill for parenthood - and that's a long time!
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