Shirin's Fourth Birth
It is never too late to achieve the dream birth!
Hi my name is Shirin and this is my 4th pregnancy! And not like everything else where experience is an advantage, my previous birth experiences gave me much anxiety and fear that I started having nightmares as I approached the end of my pregnancy.
I have always thought my previous 3 births were natural. Little did I know that those births were not and were very much medically assisted. My biggest fear for this 4th one was that I could not ‘push ‘ baby out and have to go have assisted birth again which will require a long time to heal. I prayed for a sign or something to help me go through it this time.
I was inspired by my friend’s HypnoBirthing experience but highly sceptical?
When I was 33 weeks, I was introduced to HypnoBirthing by my son’s classmate’s mom. She is a self-taught HypnoBirthing mom and practiced it for her 3 kids. She had all easy, short and drug free birth. She said labour wasn’t painful at all. I was inspired but highly sceptical. Really? no pain? Then why did I go through all the pain for my previous 3 births?
This friend of mine sent me some links on HypnoBirthing and told me get hold of Marie Mongan’s book on HypnoBirthing. I couldn’t find a copy in the library and so out of desperation I tried posting it on Facebook to see if I could borrow it from anyone. To my surprise I found out a few of my friends did HypnoBirthing. And 2 of them actually did home birth in Malaysia. I was in awe. Got the book at week 34 and started reading. The book was an easy read, very informative & enlightening. However I still am not sure how the techniques work. I was then recommended by a friend to look for Yen from Childbirth Odyssey. I emailed Yen immediately and she invited me to a HypnoBirthing talk at Bove on that Friday, I managed to convince my husband to come along that night. After much thought and discussion, he told me we should go for the class. We attended the 5 session class conducted by Yen the next few weekends and it was one of the best decision we have made. Only wished I had this chance when I had my first kid.