Suzanne Shaw: I found the whole hypnobirthing an incredible experience.
In this candid video interview Katharine Graves talks to actress Suzanne Shaw about her experience with learning and using KG Hypnobirthing for the birth of her son Rafferty.
“It is all about putting yourself in the right frame of mind, positive thinking, visualization, affirmations and just believing it is actually possible and practising that on a daily basis.”
“Raffi’s birth was brilliant, the birthing pool was fantastic. I was in active labour for 7 hours, 5 and a half I could say it was close to pain free. When I needed to start pushing was when I felt, this is labour, this is giving birth.”
“But because I had prepared myself, my breathing was in the right place, my mind was in the right place, my thought process was in the right place, I went with it and it was an incredible experience.”
“Afterwards I felt this overwhelming feeling of empowerment and the fact that I could just dance on the roof and think I could actually do anything, I am a super hero!”
Suzanne was supported by her fiancée Sam Greenfield and enjoyed a home water birth.
Looking back Suzanne is thankful to hypnobirthing for more than just an incredible birth experience.
“I found the whole hypnobirthing an incredible experience…..so much so that it has completely changed my outlook on life now, how I approach life and what kind of mother I am.”
“Before I was quite a stressed out mother, quite neurotic and paranoid. Now I think the positive way of approaching things and the way I approached my birth experience has made me approach life differently.”
“I think that that was the start of my new journey in life is the fact that I felt so empowered the fact that I achieved something I would never have thought I would have been able to do without drugs.”
Suzanne’s birth with her first son Corey was a very different experience and contributed to some of her fears for her second birth.
Working with KG Hypnobirthing Suzanne learnt to release any fears and consequent tensions and replace them with positive learnings including breathing, visualizations, relaxations and affirmations.
Describing what really made the difference to her second birth; “I think the practise of the technique itself and the meditation and relaxation.” “Thinking positively and the stickers I put up all around me to think positively.”
KG Hypnobirthing is a complete in-depth antenatal training and gives couples the tools and the knowledge they need to enjoy the best natural child birth for them. We thoroughly enjoyed working with Suzanne and thank her for sharing her beautiful birth story.