Your body KNOWS and takes over. That instinct isn’t something we need to tap into. It’s there and it will happen. How do we work with those instincts, our body and baby? By preparing your mind and understanding exactly how to ride those waves and lean into the motion!
“Hi! I just wanted to say thank you so much for your advice and your amazing tips on birthing. I had a pretty epic birthing experience 3 days ago with our little girl – remembering to use FFFF, KICO and breathing techniques (4 in and 8 out). I’d also been eating 3 large dates a day for 2 weeks!! I’d been sent home from the birthing centre to carry on at home but things came so quickly I was back there after 1 hour at home. The birthing centre was closed because they were so short staffed, so I sat wailing in the waiting area of triage for a while. It was torture- my tens machine was doing NOTHING 😂 I just kept breathing through each contraction, remembering to relax my jaw. By the time I was seen, about 2 hours into when my waters broke and contractions started, my cervix had dilated to 6cm and was paper thin. I smiled because I knew that this pain was doing something – that I was doing it without any pain meds and that soon I’d meet my daughter. I was then wheeled to the birthing centre where they started filling up the tub. I used KICO whilst standing above the tub and my husband – who had been talking me through my positive affirmations the whole time- stuck up pictures of my family and friends around the tub. There was no time to get in the tub- she was coming whether I was ready or not. I used gas and air to get me through transition and breathed my gorgeous daughter out. NO tearing, perineum in tact!! The midwife told me I had a designer vagina and that I was actual super woman. I felt so powerful in that moment. And it’s all because of your amazing, amazing advice and tips. Every midwife I had throughout that next 24 hour period just kept telling me what an amazing birth I had for a first time birth!!! So thank you, from the bottom of my heart (and from my intact vagina!!!!!) Xxxx”
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