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.
Entrepreneur and influencer, Rachel Hunt, recently came to Katharine’s KGHypnobirthing parents courses at St Thomas’ hospital with her husband Sam and has written a wonderful review of her experience.
Being Rachel’s first pregnancy, she was feeling bombarded by people asking how she was going to give birth. She was struggling to answer the question, until, she says, “I discovered hypnobirthing.” She had heard friends talk about hypnobirthing but didn’t really know what it was. She already knew she wanted a natural birth, but beyond that, had no idea apart from wanting her husband Sam to be as involved as possible.
Being a birth partner can be a daunting experience. You may question how you can help the mother throughout her pregnancy and birth but your role is vital in ensuring both mother and baby have a positive birth experience. Netdoctor recently contacted me to discuss the role and importance of birth partners before, during and after labour.
The full interview can be read here.
The speculation over Harry and Meghan moving to Africa shortly after the birth of their baby has prompted another article in the press to which I provided a contribution.
As with many of the suggestions around future plans, it is important to focus on the needs of the baby and its mother. The bond between them is the key focus during the first few weeks and is the same advice no matter what your circumstances.
I was delighted to be invited to the home of Ella and her husband Matt, respectively founder and CEO of Deliciously Ella, to run private sessions of the full 12-hour KGHypnobirthing parents’ course. Deliciously Ella is a brand which is known for healthy eating, with a focus on promoting plant-based living. It therefore comes as no surprise that Ella would like a pregnancy and birth which is as natural and as comfortable as it can be. Of course, this doesn’t just happen, it is like the recipes and products which Ella has created, it is all about planning, preparation and practice.
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