Helping you have a calm and relaxed pregnancy and birth
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“Bodhi” is the name of my son and it means enlightenment or to be enlightened. As well as a nod of love to him and how much he has changed my life for the better, it just seemed so apt a name for my business as I believe all mamas can be Bodhi Mamas by choosing hypnobirthing.
During my pregnancy with Bodhi, I struggled with feelings of fear and anxiety. I knew how I would like to give birth but I lacked the confidence and knowledge to express myself. I wanted a calm and relaxed birth with as little intervention as possible but feared a loss of control of my body. I also knew very little about what was going on in there apart from how big he was week by week in relation to a fruit or vegetable!
Face on for date night...it is possible post birth I promise!
But then I found out about Hypnobirthing and everything changed - by doing a group course then through regular practice and with the support of my husband, I was able to replace these uneasy feelings with calmness and positivity, and developed strategies to overcome the challenges that came my way.
I developed a new found respect for my body as I learned more about the amazing job it does; its all incredibly interesting stuff but also really empowering.
Me and Katherine Graves after I completed my KGH teacher training.
My labour and birth went well on the whole - I had a water birth at the RVI birth centre and used hypnobirthing and the gas and air pain relief option to manage the discomfort I felt. My husband was by my side throughout and an absolute trooper helping me to stay calm and relaxed. I even managed to reach under the water to touch my son's head as he was coming out, unreal!
But hypnobirthing doesn't guarantee that things will go to plan, nothing can - however it does allow you to draw on practiced techniques and knowledge to help you remain calm and give you confidence in challenging situations. I used my hypnobirthing techniques to pull myself together a couple of times when tiredness and fear started to creep in and relied on my husband to do some advocating for me when I just needed to be quiet.
Autumn outdoor adventures with my fam!
My first proper walk out with Bodhi...or should I say ouchy ouchy walk!
And just like that they're one year old!
When I'm not being Bodhi Mama, you'll probably find me and my little family doing something outdoors related like going to the beach in all weathers; gardening (I want to start growing my own veg soon); visiting a National Trust place; chasing after the dog (he's very naughty) or nap walking Bodhi! We've also not long bought our first home so my head is always buzzing with ideas for wallpaper and better storage...
I am also addicted to Air BnB - it's like the TV show 'Through the Keyhole' but you actually get to stay there! And I rescue Cacti from supermarkets...I can't walk by a poorly treated houseplant!
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