Pregnancy is usually a time of joy and nerves but the anxiety is only rising as the coronavirus continues to spread.Calm Birth owner Karen McClay tells Deborah Knight that the coronavirus is having a major impact on pregnant women. “There’s maternity units that are having to consider cutting down visitors and limiting who can actually go onto units as well, so there’s concern about what support people they can take with them.”She says they have tried to adjust to the new normal by moving programs online and using telehealth appointments.
Why do women (in general) put such pressure on themselves to have everything prefect to meet our own and everyone’s expectations? Why do we set the bar so high or have unrealistic expectations day in and day out?
Thinking will not overcome FEAR but ACTION will.Given I am passionate about teaching couples how to remain calm during labour & birth, one would assume that I am always calm myself.When things go to plan life is beautiful; I am totally calm & confident. However, recently things didn't go to plan and I found myself submerged in a sea of fear; drowning my natural abilities to go with the flow.
Thank you for helping us achieve a positive & empowering birth. Without attending the Calmbirth Brisbane course with Suzanne Swan, our experience may not have been the same. My husband & I can honestly say we felt so prepared & ready, which gave us the beautiful & calm birth that we’d hoped for.