Welcome to Nesting Mums!
You don’t feel quite ready for this pregnancy, labour, birth and motherhood malarkey.
It is so daunting, isn’t it?
Further, you’re worried that your stress, anxiety and wounds from the past will affect your pregnancy, birth and how you look after your baby and raise your child. You certainly don’t want to pass your issues onto your offspring. The buck stops with you.
Indeed, for you, this pregnancy and the fears surrounding it aren’t just about giving birth. They’re about something that is much bigger and much more long term. It’s about the mental well-being of your family, now and in the future. It’s about the mental well-being of your children’s children even. You don’t want anyone from the next generations to suffer the way you did.
But of course, at the moment, there is also the small matter of getting a whole new human being out of your uterus, in some way, somewhere, some time soon-ish. And you can’t honestly say that this hasn’t bothered you at all. In fact, your worries and concerns (or even downright fears) have been preventing you from enjoying your pregnancy and looking forward to your birth.
You can’t even fathom the idea that some women ‘look forward’ to their births. ‘They must be lying,’ says a little voice deep within you. ‘What about the pain? Are they not worried about the pain? And the unknown?’
Let me reassure you: by the end of the last class (or even before that), all my clients are excited and do look forward to their births, so I am certain that you will too.
‘But,’ I hear you say, ‘I am a control freak and want to plan everything, so I really can’t see how I’ll get to a place where I can relax and enjoy the journey.’
I have some bad news. Pregnancy, labour, birth and motherhood are anything but predictable.
But I have some good news. There is help out there, and in particular here at Nesting Mums. A wealth of knowledge, tips, tricks, techniques and tools, along with humour, smiles, warmth and reassurance.
It all starts with unlearning what you think you know about birth and motherhood, and then carries on with learning all the great things that the Wise Hippo Prenatal Parenting Programme, Birthing Programme and Early Parenting Programme have to offer (the latter is coming out soon!).
If you are looking for a traditional type of hypnobirthing programme, though (the ones that tell you you will definitely get a pain-free and natural birth), I’m afraid this is not the right place for you. Sorry.
But if you want help with resolving your past issues, becoming calm and relaxed about your past, your present and your future, and if you want some serious preparation for the rest of your pregnancy, your labour, your birth and motherhood so that you can make all the decisions yourself and have a positive birth experience no matter how it unfolds, and if you want committed, long-term, unwavering support from a woman who has had two babies, is a doula, a hypnobirthing teacher, a hypnotherapist and an EFT practitioner (Emotional Freedom Techniques, aka ‘tapping’)…
then you are in the right place 🙂
Don’t just wait for birth to happen, don’t just keep your fingers crossed that it will go well – prepare for it.
Pregnancy, birth and motherhood
There isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach to pregnancy, birth and motherhood. No programme can predict how your pregnancy and birth will unfold or guarantee a certain kind of birth for you, your baby and your partner. Rather, the programmes I offer empower you to make your own decisions when it comes to pregnancy, to where to birth, to how to birth, to how to look after your newborn and to how to mother, in the first few weeks, months and beyond.
I am here as a sounding board, to give you information, to direct you to interesting articles and research, to show you all the trust I have in you and your ability to give birth and to be the mother you want to be so that you can feel super good about how you make your decisions and about the decisions themselves.
Owning who you are as a person and who you may become as a mother is crucial. Strong with all the knowledge you will need to make those decisions, you can become the woman and mother you want to be. My sessions and classes will help you do that. And this is for the long term too. The techniques you will learn are for life. #toolsforlife is a favoured hashtag of ours at the Wise Hippo 🙂
You and your husband/partner will learn how to let go of your worries, concerns and most deep-seated fears, how to accept the unknown, how to ask questions, where to go for extra information and how to stay calm and relaxed so that, when labour starts, you are fully prepared and excited.
I can support you every step of the way from bump to birth to baby (yes, you can even call me on your big day if you have any questions!), and my therapy and healing studio at Nesting Mums can become your own nest of comfort, peace, relaxation, nurturing, support, care and healing, just for a session or two (sometimes all you need is a fear-release session, some relaxation and straight talking!), for a whole programme of antenatal classes or even for several weeks or months. I am passionate about continuity of care, so I want you to know that I am always here for you, whether it is now in pregnancy (or pregnancy-planning!) or later on in motherhood.
Are you reading to take your birth into your own hands?
“Saveria helped us a lot in so many ways. I must say that I already knew approximately what I was looking for and how I wanted my birth to be like. But I didn’t know how to proceed with my ‘vision’. Saveria taught me all the necessary tools in order to achieve this. Breathing techniques, relaxation methods, visualisations, labour positions and many more.”
“I feel at peace. I have recently recommended you to two of my friends 🙂 You really turned my life around, I never expected so many changes when I went to see you. I now realise it’s often not the thing we think we have to fix that is the problem. Thank you thank you 🙂”
Why do sessions and classes with me?
My name is Saveria and as a mother of two little girls, a doula since 2011, a hypnobirthing teacher since 2012 and a hypnotherapist and energy therapist since 2014, I can help you to heal from past hurts and deep traumas, manage your stress and anxiety, prepare for a calm, empowered and positive birth experience no matter what path your pregnancy and birthing take, prepare for motherhood, recover from emotional eating and body confidence issues, and lead a light and happy life.
I specialise in the following:
- Trauma, from childhood to adulthood, including birth trauma and PTSD
- Anxiety and stress
- Antenatal preparation with The Wise Hippo by Your Side for Bump, Birth and Baby suite of programmes
- Birth preparation after a difficult or traumatic birth, using birth trauma therapy and the Wise Hippo programmes
- Healing through relaxation, the abdominal massage Closing the Bones, Reiki and crystals
- Emotional eating and body confidence issues (see my Freedom from Food for Mums website)
I offer private classes, group classes and sessions face to face and by Skype.