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First Hypnobirthing Class

Posted on 17. Nov, 2010 by pinky in Pinky

Last night the Geek and I dropped the kids at Ouma Annatije and went to our first hypnobirthing lesson with Kim from Beautifully Born (@HypnoBirthBB ) I had read the book and knew a lot about hypnosis and birth, even having tried a home study course before but felt on the birthing days I kind of let the tension cycle take over.

To understand how I feel about birth you have to understand my first birth, it was at home 40weeks +1day I had a long latent stage of labour. Uncomfortable the evening before, saw midwife in the morning 3cm and not really in pain but contractions ( surges) were regular enough. Things really started at about 7pm was 5cm then, thought we had a long way to go. Got in the pool and daughter was born at 9,45pm. So I had a homebirth with no meds with my first baby, quick active stage. Most people would say that was a good birth.

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Hypnobirthing and how the dishes landed outside

Posted on 13. Oct, 2010 by pinky in Pinky

I was lazing in bed this morning, last night I had struggled to get to sleep and finally managed to count the last sheep at about 2am. At 8:45 – okay it might have been closer to 9 *blush* I crawl out of bed and walk to the kitchen. Disaster zone before my eyes. I was lazy last night and decided to knit a new hat for my new knitting project and tweet for name ideas rather than wash the dishes. And there were a lot! I  had made the best spinach and ricotta canelloni ever, I was hesitant that the kids would not eat it, but my fears were in vain they fought over the last piece. Continue Reading →