My first birth, in 2011, was a traumatic one. Not a real nightmare but nothing was how I had expected. I was really upset and angry about it. Then life went on and I thought that it was ok to have a second child.
At the beginning of 2016, I found out that I was pregnant again. My husband and I really wanted another baby so we were happy. But after only a few weeks (maybe just 2 or 3) I started to panic. It was a really BIG FEAR. I cried a lot and my husband really didn’t know how to react because it was the first time he had seen me like this.
I couldn’t go on with this pregnancy feeling like this, I had to do something… but what? Then I met Sam by chance (I was looking for birth preparation classes on the internet). In only one session and with different IEMT (Integral Eye Movement Therapy) techniques, she helped me to feel a whole lot better. Honestly, when I decided to do that session with her, I was just desperate to try and see, but didn’t know what to expect … but the result was brilliant! In one session, I stopped panicking and felt REALLY better. Now I am 37 weeks pregnant, looking forward to meeting my baby, and not frightened any more.
If you had a traumatic birth, I really recommend you meet Sam. She can really help. And if you can do it BEFORE being pregnant again, even better!
After that session, I decided to prepare for this second birth with her too, doing the Wise Hippo Birthing Programme. But I will write about this later 🙂 (read Myriam’s birth story here)
Myriam and Sebastien C., Sutton Courtenay