Updated: Mar 5, 2018
Today one of my lovely clients gave birth to a beautiful baby boy! I had the amazing privilege of being there and experiencing first hand this gorgeous fearless mama bringing her child into the world. She is a fearless and very wise lady.
She prepared herself throughout her pregnancy and took really good care of herself, she eat good nourishing foods, rested as much as she was able to, had acupuncture session and took Hypnobirthing classes. All of this helped her have a quick and smooth home birth of her baby.What hypnobirthing and acupuncture did for her, especially in the last few weeks of her pregnancy, was to help bring her to a state of mind of deep relaxation.
Where the parasympathetic nervous system can become dominant and the production of oxytoxin - the hormone of love can be stimulated.Hypnobirthing taught her deep relaxation technics, breathing and massage technics to stimulate a deep level of relaxation. It taught her how her body is designed to birth comfortably and gently, and empowered her to do so.
It gave her the change to look at the fears that come with birthing, how it affected her body and how adrenalin triggered by fear and insecurity influences her muscles by triggering the “fight of flight” response in the brain, stopping the production of oxytocin.
I recommend to my pregnant patients take Hypnobirthing classes and learn deep relaxation techniques in order to prepare themselves for birth.
Eca Brady is a fully licensed physician of Chinese Medicine BSc(Ac) MBAcC PGDip(CHM), practicing from Harley Street, London. Make an appointment for an acupuncture treatment and we can discuss how we can help you, to read more about Eca click here.