Being a mother changed my priority in life and turned my life around. I felt inadequate and helpless in my first child’s birth experience. However, in my second childbirth, I felt empowered and confident.
This was due to my holistic preparation even before conception. This lead me to a drugged-free birth. The entire journey was not only healing but transforming. Through this discovery, I incorporated the holistic care as part my mission, which I have been doing since 2011.
What I think I do best
HypnoBirthing-The Mongan Method is a whole person focus approach. The whole process enlightened me to prepare for a better second childbirth. I began to trust my birthing instinct bringing about a healthy birth. That’s why I aim to bring the Art and Joy of Birthing to every parent by removing fear, dispelling common myths of childbirth, and help expectant mother regain confidence. I bring the family together, get the husband/partner involved to work with you and your baby as a team in your upcoming birth.
My role as a Birth Doula is to support you in your needs and guide you step by step throughout the childbirth process including the postpartum period. My presence will give you the calmness so that you and your partner can feel more settled and focus on enjoying the birth process. When both partners are mentally framed with the right mindset, we can achieve a birth non interfering birth without fear, so that you can welcome your baby into your arms fully connected and with a sense of peace.
Each time I witness a couple achieve their natural birth plans and objectives, I feel a deep sense of fulfilment. It means, one more couple is going to spread a positive birth story to the world, and one more baby “landed” gently, and that we are one step closer to making Natural Birth the mainstream birth.
My Life Mission
My purpose becomes clearer to me as I serve families who are looking for a better birth. I help
- To inspire you to empower yourself to take charge of your health and the health and well-being of your child.
My vision is all babies come into this world whole and complete, without birth defect, birth injuries and birth trauma to begin their life with.
- Certified HypnoBirthing® Practitioner/Childbirth Educator – HypnoBirthing® Institute
- Certified Birth Doula – Childbirth International
- Certified HypnoBirthing® Infant Massage Instructor – HypnoBirthing® Institute
- Certified Hypnotherapy Practitioner – Holistic Hypnosis with Elisabeth Jensen.
I was clueless, anxious and helpless, not knowing how to respond to medical intervention. Epidural was the solution to the severe discomfort. The thought of not being able to experience the excitement at the onset of labour made me feel like I was being cheated.
With my limited knowledge in natural health back then, I thought by breastfed my son over a year would reduce the chance of allergies, which runs in my family. But that’s not the case. My passion in natural living from nutrition to energy healing, and as a Health Crusader with Newlife International, I was determined to bear a healthy baby. I decided to delay getting pregnant and learn more from a Raw Food Chef, whom I worked with in 2008. He was so generous in sharing with me about raw food theory and rejuvenate the body naturally.
In September 2008, I embarked on a 7 days full Detox and Rejuvenation Program at home, the Newlife way (in sync with Dr. Max Gerson Therapy and Dr. Norman Walker’s Juicing Therapy. But I missed the timing in going on gallstone flush. So, I planned a mini detox in January 2009 followed by gallstone flush. Immediately after that, I conceived and felt light knowing that this baby was going to be healthier and better in every way.
With a “clean” body, I would never want any drugs into my body.
Epidural Was Not in My Birth Plan
A total drug-free natural birth experience was all I wanted. I was introduced to water birth during my service at Raw Food Cuisine. Determined to take advantage of the calming effect of the water, I searched the internet and found the HypnoBirthing method. The 5-week sessions were truly eye-opening and I loved the idea of having “My Birth My Way”.
I even had a Birth Plan to discuss with Prof. Chong and midwife Deborah Fox at NUH. They fully support natural birth. We felt so empowered and confident about our Second birth.
As planned, we had the most memorable Hypno-Water birth experience.
No episiotomy, no drugs for pain relief and no immediate cord clamping.
Bonding began immediately after birth with the rest of the family including my elder son. We brought back more than just a natural birth experience, it was healing from my first birth whereby I felt helpless.
I know it is time to do my part to pass on this wonderful experience, HypnoBirthing® – The Mongan Method of a calm and gentle way to bring the wonderful little person into this world to other parents. Totally a good head starts for the little person.