This blog looks at how Paul’s journey took him from coping with a traumatic birth to being an integral part of an inspirational birth.
Having met Nadine a few times I knew how much a positive birth experience had meant to her. Especially after the difficulties she had with her first labour. However, as often happens, a father’s perspective of the birth can be somewhat overlooked.
I was therefore so pleased when Paul sent me this video. He gives his perspective of their first difficult birth experience during which he felt like during which they both felt very unprepared and somewhat overwhelmed. Paul especially felt like a bystander and felt unable to support Nadine in effectively.
When Nadine became pregnant again, they felt so strongly that they wanted to find a different way. Initially, like many partners, Paul was somewhat skeptical about hypnotherapy and had a misguided view of what it meant. However, he goes on to explain so clearly how his view changed once he understood what Natal Hypnotherapy was all about and how much it helped him have a proactive and important role and ultimately an inspirational birth experience.
I won’t give too much away but words like motivational, inspirational, positive, uplifting were words he used to describe the second birth experience.
You can watch his interview here
You can watch Paul and Nadine’s inspirational birth experience on Channel 4’s “One Born Every Minute” at 9pm on August 12th
To learn more about what Paul and Nadine did to prepare, find out what is the best way to learn hypnobirthing is for you.
I would love to hear from other partners who felt the same or from mums who saw a similar change in their birth partners.