Congratulations on your pregnancy. How are you feeling?
Overjoyed. Excited. Scared. Overwhelmed.
All of the above!
Pregnancy can bring up a rollercoaster of emotions and for the most part that’s fine, normal in-fact.
But sometimes anxiety can easily take over and put a dampener on the whole nine months. Making your upcoming birth and transition into motherhood a daunting 'out of control' experience.
Maybe you're worried about the significant changes having a baby will have on your life? Or you are worried how you will cope emotionally?
Are you feeling concerned, not sure if you are ready for the impact a baby will have on your life? You see and hear all the time, the demands a young family can have on you.
You’re pregnant. You’re pleased of course you are but how you think and feel about yourself, and your life is changing.
And you’re questioning your readiness.
If you're anything like my previous clients you have one hundred and one questions filing your mind. Questions such as...
What can I expect in labour ?
When will I know it's right time to go to the hospital?
Will I bond with my baby once it is here?
How will I cope with being tired and sleepless nights?
What will parenting be like?
And will I be good enough?
Will I experience complications that affect me and my unborn baby?
Is labour going to be painful and how long will the whole birthing process be?
Will my partner be ok during the labour process?
Will having a baby change things with my partner?
You could be concerned as...
Deep down you know that childbirth is safe and having a baby is a positive thing but you can’t help but think about the possibility of negative or harmful outcomes.
There is an underlying fear surrounding you that something is bound to go wrong. So strong is this feeling you're carrying that maybe you’ve put off telling some people that you are pregnant.
Your anxiety is bubbling away under the surface and you wish it would just go away and let you be so you can enjoy this especial time in your life.
Everyone expects you to be happy and glowing now you are pregnant. Dutifully you put on a show for them.
No one really understands why you’re not permanently brimming over with happiness and you don’t feel you can share these worries with your friends and family for fear of looking daft.
You’re scared of losing control and equally as scared of the responsibility a baby brings.
And what if your baby ends up suffering with the same anxiety as you do...
You are not alone.
The majority of expectant Mums worry about the impact having a baby will have on their life.
Some of those of women suffer so badly with this fear that it can overshadow the whole pregnancy, complicate childbirth and even lead to difficulties bonding in motherhood.
However, research shows that regardless of how deep rooted your anxiety is, by preparing for childbirth not only will it enhance your birth experience, but it can also promote bonding with your partner and baby leaving you to experience positive parenting once baby has arrived.
Preparing for childbirth is as important as preparing for any other of life’s events.
Our Unique Birth Preparation for Overly Anxious Minds Course will help you to Breakthrough your Anxiety for good AND:
When you perceive a sense of personal control over your baby’s birth you will feel more capable, confident, calm, courageous and comfortable putting your coping skills into action on the day.
Birth Preparation for Overly Anxious Minds provides you with an environment where you can learn and share from other expectant Mums who are experiencing similar thoughts and feelings to you. This will help you to move forward with a positive mindset and feel prepared for birth.
Feeling prepared for childbirth and having an awareness of your own amazing abilities makes labour easier, shorter and more comfortable for both you and your baby.
Having an awareness of your birth choices and making those decisions during labour from a place of calmness and confidence will provide you with a positive start to motherhood.
Bring out your Mum Super Powers.
it's amazing how easy it is to nip in the bud any unhelpful thoughts and feelings around pregnancy, birth and motherhood easily allowing you to move forward as the capable women you are.
Understanding you unwittingly create and maintain those fears and anxieties around birth is the key to be becoming free of them.
And that's my role, I have over a decade of experience with working with women and eliminating their anxiety for good.
And if you're worried about asking silly questions along the way, you needn't be as we answer all your questions even the ones that you don’t want to ask. There really is no such thing as a silly question in our community, we give honest, researched based answers where we can or signpost you to a trusted resource if necessary.
You and your baby are in safe hands.
Birth Preparation for Overly Anxious Minds will increase your preparedness for childbirth leaving you with a positive birth memory that'll last you a lifetime.
The Birth Anxiety Breakthrough Formula is Easy Enjoyable & Effective. And there is no need to drag up old emotions from the past. We focus on today and moving forward anxiety free.
I'm don't normally care for statistics. Spreadsheets are not my thing!
But as part of my business it has been suggested to me that I should gather data on my clients experiences.
All I really care about is you and eliminating your anxiety for birth. Because I know from both years of working with Mums and becoming one myself I know that when you feel good about your baby's birth it sets you up for motherhood in a positive way.
And that is so important.
The knock on effect of a negative experience can be enormous. I have first hand experience of this from my first birth. As do many of the second or more time Mums that I work with.
And if I can show you how to avoid this as much as you possible, my work is done.
Having gone through the figures it looks like I achieve exactly this.
I'm blown away that 85.71% of my clients take the time to share their positive birth stories with me.
Out of those, 84.85% of them have had positive experiences of birthing in hospitals and 61.67% of my clients achieving this are first time mums.
But like I said, I don't do this for the numbers I do this so that you and other women like you live an anxiety free life. And birth their baby's feeling calm, confident, capable and courageous.
I look forward to sharing your birth preparation journey with you.
See you on the inside!
Katie and Beatrix! This picture is as she was handed to me, after delivery she's still attached . Xxxxxx
Since 2008 Sarah has helped expectant Mums like you to have a calm, confident and courageous birth experience regardless of the way baby’s birth has panned out. Together you'll, banish your fears around childbirth and build up your birth knowledge, your confidence and your emotional strength to be the strong, powerful and capable women you are.
Sarah is a professional therapist trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy, along with this she holds a certification as an antenatal educator and has an academic background in Early Child Development.