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24 July 2021

What can I do if my birth path changes?

 

Often when speaking with families, this is an area where they feel like they need extra support – what if my plans change?

What are my choices?

Am I allowed?

Ultimately- every choice is yours and if you do come across any curveballs, these tips can be used to help support you to do what’s right for you and your baby. A few around traditional hypnobirthing and some are around making informed choices

During all of my classes, I’m keen to help support you to feel confident in this area – this is what hypnobirthing is.

It’s about preparing in a variety of different ways in order to help our bodies and minds feel safe

Here are some of my top tips for you – I’d love to hear your thoughts.

  • Remember that every decision is yours and yours alone – no one can demand you to do anything.
  • Ask for research and alternative opinions – is what’s being suggested based on you specifically or is it a generic recommendation? You and your baby are individuals so things should be suggested as such.
  • Ask for time & privacy to chat with someone you trust – it’s rare we don’t have time to discuss things & really think them through. Don’t feel you need to make a decision on the spot.
  • Take some long deep breaths, close your eyes and take a moment for yourself.
  • Use the affirmation – ‘I take control of what I can and I let go of what I can’t.’
  • Weigh up the benefits & risks using the BRAINS acronym.
  • Listen to your gut – even if it doesn’t know the answer, it will guide you down the path you want to take next.

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