“You’re having a baby…”

You’re having a baby, how fantastic to know
That for 40 (or so) weeks your baby will grow
Safe within your nourishing womb
Embedded there now, just watch you bloom

You’re responsible now for a new little life
Soon you’re booked in with the local midwife
Tests and measurements, nutrition advice
A date is given but it won’t be precise

Because a baby comes when it’s ready we know
Some babies come quicker, some babies are slow
But come it will, so for YOUR birthing day
You decided to see if there’s a better way

HypnoBirthing you thought, now that sounds great!
So with Nurturing Instincts, you made a date
Then you both came along, each week to class
You’re amazed at how fast, 5 weeks can pass

You learn relaxation and breathing, visualization too
Positions, affirmations and birth plans reviewed.
Anatomy, physiology, and hormone release,
Baby bonding and nurturing and inner peace.

You listen to music, and watch birth DVD’s,
Birth companion learns their role, to support and to please.
As mothers advocate, their role is important no doubt
With knowledge and confidence, in control throughout.

Between classes you practice calm and surge breathing,
Bouncing on your birthing ball during the evening.
Perenial massage, and light touch massage, too
Shoulder anchors and poems, there’s so much to do!

To achieve the safe, calm and comfortable birth you deserve
When the birth show arrives you won’t loose your nerve!
When your surges begin it won’t be so frightening
No pain will you feel, just pressure and tightening.

While thinning and opening, you’ll patiently wait
When offered intervention, there’ll be no debate
A natural birth, like your body’s designed for, indeed
For pain relief you’ll find much less of a need.

Relaxed and controlled when baby’s head comes to crown,
You’ll picture your rose and you’ll breathe baby down.
Pulsating cord lies still, before clamping and cutting
Releasing your baby for skin to skin cuddling.

Your baby is here – you’re alert and elated
For this special moment, so long you have waited!
Baby’s arrived so perfect, so calm,
And now lays contented in parents arms.

So now when friends ask for YOUR birthing story
You can smile to yourself then bask in the glory
Of a fulfilling birth, and I hope you will say
I know just the person, there’s a better way!

Congratulations on your beautiful bundle of pure joy
I am so happy to have been a part of your journey
And a warm welcome to baby …
what a lucky boy/girl she/he is!

Though I am not the original author of this poem, I dedicate it to all of my HypnoBirthing couples…past and present!  May your birth be everything you hope it to be…and more!

www.birthmattersmk.co.uk

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