My due date was Wednesday, 17th July 2013.
However I’m still patiently waiting for the arrival of my baby. I’ve been practising some hypno-birthing techniques over the past few months. Even though it’s taken me a while to look past how insubstantial on the surface hypno-birthing seems I finally can see it as a tool I can harness and use.
I can say for sure that it has helped ease my mind about any anxieties I felt and I really think the practises have made me feel calm and reassured.
I thought I would write some of my hopes and affirmations here as another way of remembering and internalising them.My body knows how to birth my babyI trust my instincts to do what is best for my babyBabies are born when they are ready, not when anyone decides.I accept all my feelings as part of myself I am strong, confident assured and assertive I know my baby feels our calmness and confidence. I am confident in my ability to birth naturally, painlessly and easily. During labour and birth, I am completely relaxed and comfortable. I will have an uncomplicated, peaceful, joyous and pleasurable birth. My baby is healthy. I am completely cooperating with my body. I will breathe deeply and slowly to relax my muscles making it easier for my uterus to work. My body is made to give birth, nice and easy. I feel the strong waves of labour and know that everything is normal and progressing. My body knows how to have this baby just as my body knew how to grow this baby. I love my baby and I am doing all that is necessary to bring about a healthy birth. Birth is an easy and natural occurrence for which my body has been perfectly designed. The power and intensity of my birth cannot be stronger than me, because it is me. I am ready and prepared for childbirth. My job is to simply relax and allow the birth to happen. I see myself handling everything beautifully. Birth will go exactly as it should.