Positive birthing takes positive mental preparation. Birth can make many women feel vulnerable and insecure so preparation is important. After an initial introductory meeting, I will meet you for 2 or 3 antenatal preparation sessions, usually in your third trimester.
These sessions last a couple of hours and we discuss any individual health or emotional concerns you may have, and work together on your birth plan. We will focus on the kind of birth journey you and your partner choose and discuss the options to try and achieve this. I will offer help with breathing techniques and give guidance on the various options of pain relief, as well as focus on birthing positions.
It is very important to remember that as much as we plan our births, things don’t always go to plan. We might not necessarily get the birth pool we desperately want, or the labour to go as quickly as we want. Surrendering is sometimes the hardest but most healing challenge and positive mental preparation will help.