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How did I end up becoming a hypnobirthing teacher after years of fearing birth?
So how did a woman who was absolutely petrified of pregnancy & birth go on to become a hypnobirthing teacher?⠀ ⠀ Well, the answer is simple really.. I did hypnobirthing and it changed my life.⠀ ⠀ For those of you who might be new around here, I’m Laura. I’m a 32-year-old mama to Charlotte, I’m from Leeds & a proud Yorkshire mama ?⠀ ⠀ I’m the LAST person on earth who thought I would become a hypnobirthing teacher. Before being pregnant I couldn’t even say the word vagina without getting shy.. since being a kid I have been terrified of doctors, taking days off work for blood tests because I needed some time to mentally prepare myself.⠀ ⠀ When I first became pregnant I suffered a lot of pains that doctors initially diagnosed as IBS, after collapsing on the floor in A & E after a blood test a scan revealed I had a 9cm cyst on my ovary – the only way I could focus was by focusing my mind & breathing as well as I could. I knew there was something to be said for focusing your mind. ⠀
When I announced my pregnancy, I was UNWINGLY told a birth story that scared me so much that I feared birth in a way no woman should fear it… my protective instincts had already kicked in & I knew that the way I was feeling DEFINITELY wasn’t helping my baby. That’s when hypnobirthing came along.⠀ ⠀ By my third trimester, I was a changed woman. I had the confidence to say what I needed, I was excited about Charlotte’s birth & I was determined to prove everyone wrong who thought I couldn’t do it – those people who kept telling me to go with the flow & do as I was told.⠀ ⠀ With Charlotte’s birth, my waters went before 36 weeks, I was transferred from one hospital to another via ambulance WITHOUT Craig & I had a little tear which resulted in stitches. I’m really not exaggerating when I say that none of these things bothered me, it was ALL thanks to hypnobirthing.⠀ ⠀ I’ve recently started doing videos on my Facebook and Instagram pages, if you’re not already following me – check them, they are a great way to get more tips about hypnobirthing and get to know me a bit better too!
I’m currently running all of my hypnobirthing classes online via zoom with me offering private classes and group classes. The next online group hypnobirthing class is due to start in July – if your interested in booking go to the course page!
This is a great way to meet other parents to be and particularly if you’re looking for an antenatal class in Leeds or the Yorkshire way – this class is great! That said, you are MORE than welcome to join even if your not local to Yorkshire, that’s one of the benefits of taking the classes online! ⠀ My classes will take you from feeling anxious & unprepared to feeling like your superwoman ??♀️