Working until 36 weeks of pregnancy??! Its time to slow down.
I have many women who get in contact with me around 36 weeks of pregnancy, when they have finally finished work. I live in London and my ladies are mostly very busy and pretty tired. They haven’t made the mental space and time to engage fully with their pregnancy and birth preparation.
Its amazing how much we invest in our work, in our weddings! I love this blog by my friend Lauren, comparing planning your wedding to planning your birth! Its an interesting thought...
When my ladies get in touch I tell them, “it’s never too late to benefit from learning the practical hypnobirthing tools”. And I truly believe that. But there is only so much you can do with two weeks, or two days of practice!
What I don’t say is, that they deserve to put their baby, their new family and themselves FIRST. They deserve to take time out, to take time off. They deserve MORE.
Making time to prepare for your birth says I AM IMPORTANT.
Making time to prepare for your birth says MY BABY IS IMPORTANT.
Making time to prepare for your birth says MY FAMILY IS IMPORTANT.
And having a baby changes EVERYTHING.
To keep your family unit together, strong and healthy YOU have to change. You have to start putting yourself first. And if you start doing this during pregnancy, you are forming the habits which will serve your family for life.
Take time for a daily stroll. Go to yoga. Read a book, yes a real book! Pay to see an osteopath. Pay for a professional pregnancy massage. Go to the cinema. Talk to your baby, they can hear you from twenty three weeks old. Practice a long and relaxing breath. I'll teach you for free here!
If you are thinking about hypnobirthing classes, stop thinking and invest in yourself. You and your baby deserve the best start you can get. Book early!