This morning as my baby was napping (win!) I decided to use the peace and quiet to read the new copy of OK! magazine and the beautiful birth story of actress Paula Lane who used KG Hypnobirthing techniques during her pregnancy and labour. It is wonderful to see positive stories like this in the press, helping bit by bit to dispel the often very negative view of birth that we have now become used to seeing in media and spoken about between friends and family.
Paula attended sessions taught by Katherine Graves herself and went from wanting a hospital birth to having a home, hypno, water birth. This just shows the power of Hypnobirthing in terms of instilling great confidence in women about what their bodies are capable of. Paula was so confident in her body and baby that she chose to stay in the comfort of her own home to birth her baby, where she felt comfortable and relaxed, allowing the miraculous cocktail of hormones produced during labour to flow through her body and help bring her little one into the world easily and gently.
Reading this interview brought back wonderful memories of the birth of my daughter and it's making me want to do it all over again RIGHT NOW! But shhhh, don't tell my husband!
Emma Batt, Hypnobirthing Mother of one and KG Hypnobirthing teacher.