Another Positive & Calm HypnoBirth
Baby Mylah’s gentle birth in Perth, 1st August 2016.
“Well we have a beautiful little baby girl – Mylah Bennie. She came into the world on my birthday! Monday at 1.38am the 1st August, weighing in at 3.535kg – 7lb 12oz and 53cm!!”
I started getting a little bit of lower back pain on the Thursday which I really didn’t think much of, now I realise I think it was possibly early stages of labour. It wasn’t until Sunday night about 9.30pm when the back pain started hurting a lot more and I started to wonder if this was my ‘labour’ which is when R. decided to put his hand on my belly. Well he said ‘your having contractions!’… I couldn’t feel anything in my belly and I couldn’t even feel it tense up, but he could! So he decided to time them and they were already 1 minute long and 2 minutes apart!
By 12am I really felt the contractions properly they were 1.5 minutes long and 1 minute apart, they were super intense but I still felt so excited inside knowing it was finally happening!!
We got to the hospital at 12.50am. I was already starting to push her out! She really was nearly born on the side of the road!
I honestly had no idea what to expect and I don’t think I really had many of the ‘typical’ signs of labour, it all came on very quickly.
On the Thursday when I would get the slight back pain I would just use the breathing techniques to ‘practice’. When it got intense on the Sunday night all I was focusing on was my breathing and my visualisations, I know this is what kept me at home for as long as we were and gave me the power to push through them.
I didn’t end up getting my water birth because by the time we got to the hospital I was well on my way to birthing her, I felt like I could already feel her head between my legs haha (and it takes half an hour to fill the bath!) but in the end I didn’t need the water birth because I did the whole thing with no drugs or gas or anything – I still can’t believe I did it!
A 5 hour labour and only 40mins of pushing, I could not of had a more perfect birth, it was truly amazing I will be forever in awe of the whole experience and of our baby girl.
Thank you Christina for teaching us everything you did, I was so relaxed and our beautiful little girl came out very relaxed and chilled out, she really is a little angel and I know it is all because she had such a good stress free birth.”
Jessica and Ryan attended HypnoBirthing classes with Christina Petersen in Perth, WA.
CH.t, HBCE, HBFC, Reflexologist, Maternity Reflexologist, Infant Massage Instructor
Christina originally trained as a Physiotherapist in Germany over 20 years ago. Through her own personal journey, she became very interested in the power of the mind and natural ways of healing, which lead her to become a Clinical Hypnotherapist, NLP Practitioner, HypnoBirthing Practitioner, HypnoBirthing Fertility Consultant, Reflexologist and Infant Massage Instructor. Christina works now since 7 years in private practice in Perth and works also as a Trainer and Assessor. She has become aware of the importance of the prenatal period 20 years ago and is a founding member of the Prenatal Education Association of Australia promoting awareness and education through talks and events.
Christina is passionate about empowering and assisting parents to create a relaxed, joyous and satisfying pregnancy, birth and postnatal period and to give theirs babies the best possible start in life.
Visit Christina’s Website: http://www.joyousbeginnings.com.au