Having birthed two babies now, it seems completely insane and surreal to me to see how different birth can be when you have the tools and knowledge to face it.
Thank you so much for everything you taught us, it really did come into play for this birth and gave me such a sense of calmness for so much of the labour. The breath-work played a major role and just focussing on swaying and unclenching everything was something I never did with the first birth and rarely do in life so it was even more evident how much of an impact this alone can make. R and I have both been practising our breath-work a lot since the birth as there’s definitely been some stressful times with a newborn and a toddler! I’ve also been utilising this for a lot of the after-birth pains and with breastfeeding as it’s been quite painful this time around.
Having birthed two babies now, it seems completely insane and surreal to me to see how different birth can be when you have the tools and knowledge to face it. I don’t want to say that I regret anything from my first birth as ultimately I got my son and the first real love of my life. I’m just so grateful that the second time around I was able to experience birth feeling so much more confident and walking away from it without any trauma to heal from.
So Thankyou again Kathy! We are so grateful for your knowledge and feel so much more supported through this experience having done the work and knowing we had so many tools in the toolbox to pull from if we needed it. Full birth story here
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