The Birth of Camille
One of the best parts of teaching HypnoBirthing classes is watching families being created. As the expectant mother and her birth companion set aside time to prepare for the birth of their baby, they often become closer in new ways. The class helps them explore who they are now and who they will be as parents. Watching couples commit to creating the birth experience that they want and the family that they want is beautiful each and every time. And each family is unique. I was recently able to meet the newest Hypno-Baby, Camille! Her parents, Marty and Anna, were a joy to teach. Both of them put their hearts and souls into practicing and preparing. And the reward is great! Although they had some unexpected turns in their labor, they handled it calmly and working as a team. What a wonderful start to parenting!
Below are Marty and Anna’s own words about their HypnoBirthing experience:
We are really happy that we took the Hypnobirthing class with Karen, who is a wonderful teacher and guide. One of the great aspects of the course was that we learned how to embody the Hypnobirthing approach by practicing the meditations regularly. We found that not only did the meditations help shift our perception surrounding birth itself, but the experience of meditating together over several months brought us closer together as a couple.When the time came to give birth, we approached every phase of labor with calm. The labor brought us some unexpected situations that we had not anticipated in our birth plan, but thanks to Hypnobirthing we were able to reflect on the changes with serenity and re-evaluate our approach with our care providers without ever panicking or getting discouraged. Our daughter Camille was born healthy and mom’s recovery was smooth.One of the other excellent aspects of this class is how much it empowers the birth partner alongside the mother. The nurses all remarked how helpful and grounded Marty was during labor, and his immense compassion and positivity helped Anna every step of the way.