55 minutes | Jun 16th 2018

Calm Natural Birth and Beyond with Hypnobirthing

Welcome to Episode #20 of The Parenting Biz Podcast - coming to you every single Monday. Now let's chat with this week's featured Guest, Debra Wakefield. So this week, our entire interview will be out on the water, rowing our way to a “Calm Natural Birth and Beyond with Hypnobirthing”. Summary of today’s row: As a Coach- their number one goal is your safety - just like a midwife’s goal for you and the baby 75% of first time mothers who have an epidural will end up having an instrumental or cesarean birth Where we place our focus, is where we’re going Hypnobirthing affirmations and language is different than traditional labour (e.g Contraction vs Surge) Breathe your baby down instead of ‘pushing’ and holding your breath Having Your Lights On - one of the most important elements when rowing at dawn or dusk for everyone’s safety Your environment is VERY important - make it so it’s NOT stimulatingLights dim Covering clocks Warmth in the room Familiar things around you (i.e pillow, wearing your own clothes, photos) Affirmation board / cards Salt lamps Candles (LED candles) Your own playlist Aromatherapy Birth Preference / Birth Plan / Birth Wish The Positive Birth Movement - by Milli Hill  If you fail to plan, you plan to fail It’s not the document that’s important, it’s the process of getting to what you want Familiarize Yourself with Any Pinch Points in Your Local Area - coming around the bend… We don’t want adrenaline in our early labour because that’s our fight / flight response Accupressure helps remind the women to let go and relax Surrendering can trigger the endorphin flow (20-40x more powerful than morphine) Keep away from Ferries - The waves from the ferry can capsize the boat... The Hypnobirthing Australia Course - Melissa Spilsted  The beach analogy of birth Surrender to the wave rather than fight against it 4th trimester is really important *Final message from today’s row: Birth is the beginning of parenting Get independent birth education is paramount You don’t walk up to a bank manager and ask him how to invest your money Don’t expect to rock up to the hospital and think their education will teach you everything you need to know Want to contact the guest? Find your local Hypnobirthing Practitioner (plug in your postal code) Book time with Debra on her website  Connect with Debra on Facebook               Music in Interview is: BACK IN SUMMER by Nicolai Heidlas Music https://soundcloud.com/nicolai-heidlasCreative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b...Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/sGsC98vR4Q4
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