Having to self-isolate during the current COVID-19 pandemic, I have had to completely change the way I am teaching KGHypnobirthing to my parents. Prior to the lockdown annoucement, I had arranged to teach Sky News presenter Sarah-Jane Mee and her partner Ben Richardson at their home, but rather than cancel, we decided to do this virtually on our laptops!
So it is with great delight to hear more from the Duchess of Cambridge herself, describing her experience, why she used hypnobirthing and how it transformed her birth experience.
Giovanna asked The Duchess; “Am I right in thinking you did Hypnobirthing?”
“Yes I did, well it was through Hyperemesis Gravidarum that I really realized the power of the mind over the body, because I really had to try everything….to help me through it”
“I saw the power of it, the meditation, the deep breathing that they teach you in hypnobirthing…it was hugely powerful”
HAPPY MUM, HAPPY BABY
Listen to the full podcast as Giovanna Fletcher talks with The Duchess of Cambridge. The Duchess talks about her work and passion for the Early Years, as well as her personal experiences of motherhood.
Earlier this year it was great to train Ella and Matt Mills, from Deliciously Ella, at their home.
They welcomed their beautiful baby girl Skye, at home in a birthing pool in July, with Ella saying she had never felt so powerful.
She has just released her latest podcast “Changing the birth narrative” and it is essential listening.
I am grateful that someone with the influence and following of Ella has talked about her daughter’s birth so publicly, helping to raise the profile of positive birth, KGHypnobirthing and female empowerment. If you would like to know the practicalities of how to achieve this, go to our KGHypnobirthing Parent Course, our Teacher Directory or our Online Course.
I was recently contacted by The Express newspaper in response to recent speculation on when the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will announce their second pregnancy. With Meghan turning 38 this month, the discussion about "older mothers" has resurfaced, which can lead to mums feeling pressured to fall pregnant as soon as possible after their first birth. However recent research shows that waiting 12 months is the safest option for mothers.
And whilst some hospitals put you in the older mother category at 35, some set this at 40. However the most important factor is the mother's health, not her age.
Congratulating Ella (@DeliciouslyElla) and Matt Mills on the birth of their daughter, Skye, on Saturday, I feel absolute delight when I hear about a birth like this thanks to our teaching. The empowering birth which Ella experienced didn’t just happen – it was the result of the rational choices she made. She chose to do a KGHypnobirthing class and she and Matt put in the daily practice needed to help her have a calm and confident mindset. Her husband Matt attended the KGHypnobirthing course too, so he was fully prepared to support Ella in her choices. Having expert support from those around her meant that she could focus on listening to her body and birthing baby Skye gently and normally.
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