Environment is EVERYTHING. From the lighting to the people. Think about how you can start influencing your birth environment. The more we can create a place of calm, happy and safe in our minds the more we allow our oxytocin to flow and bring our baby to us smoothly and efficiently.
“Hi Em, I can’t thank you enough for not only all the incredible knowledge you share with your dedication and passion, but for replying to my individual messages too. It’s extremely kind that you’re going out of your way to help individuals as well as broadly. Thank you to your tips and tricks, I laboured at home and in the car (to and from the hospital 3 times) with just a tens machine! I was first in hospital during my Labour to check early for pelvic prolapse, second as I hadn’t felt baby move and third because my waters broke and were yellow/green suggesting baby had pooed. Each time I was told I was in early Labour and sent home, even though we waited until I had 3 contractions in 10 minutes for 45 seconds until we first contacted Labour line. After being sent home the second time even though my body was trying to push, my waters broke as soon as I stepped in the door which meant going back to the hospital to check the amount the baby had pooed wasn’t dangerous. All was ok and we were told if they kept me in hospital the doctors would try and induce me to get my Labour rolling faster, which I didn’t want. I kept telling the midwives I needed to push and my Husband asked them to check me before leaving so we knew what to expect. Much to their surprise, I was 10cms dilated and they took me to our own room for delivery, where they honoured our wishes of a dark room, tea lights, an upright birthing position, our own music play list, soft spoken voices, positive language and skin to skin golden hour. Unfortunately we were unable to use the birth pool but due to losing a lot of blood it was a blessing in disguise. I ended up with a 2nd degree tear and I managed all of my labour and birth with just a tens machine and breathing techniques. Thank you so much for making me feel so powerful. Our bodies are incredible and I’m so lucky to have found you to help me prepare along the way💗 Thank you ever so much! I have directed all my pregnant friends to you, you are just amazing! I also ate 6 dates each day from 37 weeks (when I remembered) which I 100% think helped! I had such a lovely experience and can’t thank you enough for doing what you do. We now have a super healthy, perfect, little boy X”
No matter who you are, what your past life or current life entails it’s safe to know that YOU can influence with the power of the mind and when you do, magical things really do start to happen!
Emma aka The Naked Doula