Watching moving pictures in colour is very powerful way to imprint images into your subconscious, that is why we often easily recall birth scenes from movies.
Unfortunately Hollywood's version of birthing is based in drama and trauma, which doesn't leave a positive or empowering imprint on us. If you have images of painful birthing floating around in your mind, I hope you will enjoy watching and absorbing the instinctual birthing experiences that mothers have shared.
It may be very helpful to choose your favourite videos and watch them repeatedly leading up to your birthing day to strengthen your knowing in your own natural ability to give birth. Imagine that you are that mother, giving birth in that way. This will be a powerful image for you to call upon on your birthing day. Remember: If she can do it, you can too.
Most of these videos are water births because not only is giving birth in the water a lovely way to relax and reduce the effects of gravity, but it is also much more private.
Remember you don't need to use the water with Hypnobirthing if you don't want to, I hope you will still be able to gain a lot of positive images of birthing from viewing them.
Here is the video of Claire's hypnobirthing experience with Oli...
“Giving birth is a transformation and it doesn’t matter whether you’ve had eight babies before. It’s still a transformation the next time you have another baby, because you are no longer the same woman you were before you had that baby.”Penny Handford
“My dream is that every woman, everywhere, will know the joy of a truly safe, comfortable, and satisfying birthing for herself and her baby.”Marie Mongan
“Imagine what might happen if women emerged from their labor with a renewed sense of the strength and power of their bodies, and of their capacity for ecstasy through giving birth.” Dr. Christiane Northrup
"Remember that each labor contraction is caused by a wave of Oxytocin (the love hormone) coursing through your body. So, very literally, each birthing surge is a surge of love."Lauralyn Curtis
“There is power that comes to women when they give birth. They don’t ask for it, it simply invades them. Accumulates like clouds on the horizon and passes through, carrying the child with it.”Sheryl Feldman
”Part of birthing without fear is trusting your instincts.”Brande Holm
“All natural birth has a purpose and a plan; who would think of tearing open the chrysalis as the butterfly is emerging? Who would break the shell to pull the chick out?” Marie Mongan
“No other natural bodily function is painful and childbirth should not be an exception”. Grantly Dick-Read, M.D.
"The birth of a child is the ultimate perfection of human love.”Grantly Dick-Read, M.D.