Suzanne Shaw: Talking about a fathers role in hypnobirthing
In this interview Suzanne gives a fascinating account of how Sam played a keyrole in the birth of their son.
"What is great about KG Hypnobirthing and having your own independent midwife and birthing at home, is that it gives the opportunity for the fathers to be more involved than they would ever be."
"I think Sam thought the whole experience was brilliant because he was informed about everything, he made decisions with me. He had that experience that a father does not get to have, as close to a father actually getting to do the hard work of pushing!"
"It builds a massive trust between both of you and I lent on Sam a lot. Would I have done this if I had gone the hospital route? Probably not, because it would have been the doctors I would have lent on. Sam was so educated and so informed and we were in it together. It was me and him who were going through this experience that really helped us bond. It was our little thing, it was very very special."
"Virginia, our independent midwife, before I went into labour, went through the scenario of giving birth in case she did not make it. She told us everything we needed to know. Because Sam was so educated he said ‘I kind of don’t mind if that happened, just you and me on our own.’
I thought ‘wow!’ From day 1, when I found out I was pregnant to know, you have completely done a U-turn."
"If I could just get two or three more people to have this experience I have done my job. It is very difficult to preach to a women that you should do it this way, you have to tentatively say, that from my experience you really should."
"Hopefully I have helped raise the awareness of having children at home, doing KG Hypnobirthing and having an independent midwife……it is so worth it."