Emma Gunn's profile
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Reiki II Practitioner
Doula UK - Recognised Birth Doula
tel: 07930 505939
I first heard about Natal Hypnotherapy when researching ways to prepare for my second birth, which I wanted to be as natural as possible, after having had a previous Caesarean section. It was lovely in pregnancy to have the opportunity to relax and take time out with my baby and feel I was also ‘preparing’ for the birth, but part of me wondered whether it would work. I knew it made me feel incredibly calm and confident and I was really looking forward to the birth. I was amazed though that this feeling stayed with me throughout the labour. It was challenging and long but thoroughly empowering and transforming. The birth itself was incredible, with me delivering Jude myself onto my tummy (I'd seen it done on TV!) and everyone was amazed at how calm and positive I had remained, during the labour. It was a euphoric experience for me and after the birth I decided to give up my job as a TV producer and find a way of helping and supporting mothers to have a positive birth experience.
First I became a doula, which is a trained birth companion that effectively mothers the mother, supporting her through pregnancy and labour. I was able to bring my own positive experience of birth to the role and hence my confidence in a mothers ability to birth with the minimum of intervention in the right environmental and medical circumstances. Seeing the difference in the birth experience of the mothers who also used Natal Hypnotherapy in their birth preparation, I was keen to do even more to share this knowledge. So teaching Natal Hypnotherapy courses to couples was the natural next step. I love to see how parents can transform their thoughts about birth and their ability to birth or support their partners in just a couple of days.
Hypnotherapy relaxation is truly amazing, I feel I'll be able to cope with whatever happens and be able to give my confidence to my wife.’
‘Hypnotherapy relaxation is truly amazing, I feel I'll be able to cope with whatever happens and be able to give my confidence to my wife.’