A birth plan (or proposal if you prefer) stops you from going in blind, or at the whim of others. It doesn't need to be set in stone but can act as a learning experience, a guide or a steel beam to your beliefs and hopes around the birth you wish to have.
Your first positive test. Such excitement. Perhaps you have been waiting for a long time to see this? Perhaps it happened so quickly you are feeling a little overwhelmed? Maybe you weren't even planning for this event so are staring at the stick in disbelief?
The doorway to success in hypnobirthing is the unconscious mind. Your unconscious mind not only holds information that is outside your consciousness, but it also manages sensations and bodily functions.
We can access the unconscious mind through hypnosis and this is the bedrock of hypnobirthing.
This blog was prompted by the wonderful post on Instagram by @birthtraumasupportfamily who pointed out an article in The Telegraph titled 'Mumsnet is driving women to request caesarean sections, a leading midwife has warned'.