The time I heard from my wife about HypnoBirthing. The first thought which came to my mind was- are you out of your mind?
She is a Mother of 3 boys already and all were natural birth as to what I understood then. I thought she had nothing else better to do or had too much free time to go and pay someone to hypnotize her so she could give birth to our 4th child.
I eventually agreed to accompany her as she shared that it was 6 sessions and I was too lazy to read the books and I also wanted my Wife to be happy. Remember guys: happy Wife, happy life!
I always had this thought in my head that hypnosis is usually done by witches but I went with an open mind to hear and see what this was about.
My advice to future parents or first-time parents is to have a really open mind and learn and don’t be afraid to ask questions if you have any doubts at any time.
After the first two sessions, Yen shared real-life stories from her experience with countless deliveries and the group we had was very curious as we had mostly mothers who had given birth before attending the sessions. It seems that first-time parents-to-be wouldn’t ask so much as ignorance is bliss and they are there to learn.
I was very curious as to why would mothers with experience be wanting to pay for this course so that thought made me want to continue attending to see what all these scams was all about.
Yes- it was not a scam and to be honest, I never knew there was such a thing as a Doula.
I am glad that I didn’t miss any of the sessions as my perception of Hospitals, Doctors, Nurses, parents’ old wives’ tales and especially the concept of natural birth totally changed!
I felt that I was enlightened and to be made more fully aware of all the medical procedures being practiced. She practically educated us to be more aware of the how, when, and what to do and what can be done in any circumstance from the gynae visits to the delivery. By the 3rd or 4th session, I was like a rebellion against the society (something like the Star Wars or Matrix movie)