“I felt a reconnection with my inner ‘knowledge’…”

The birth of my first daughter in 2011 was a beautiful experience, but involved a lot of pain. I felt totally out of control and left alone by my midwife and doctors. When I was pregnant with my second daughter, I started reliving my first birthing experience and became very frightened. This is when Shauna came in and helped me prepare for my second birthing experience. She taught me about “ecstatic birthing”: about all the hormones that are involved during the delivery of a child and the importance of feeling safe and secure. I started realizing that fear (adrenaline) causes delay in delivery and makes the pain worse as is suppresses oxytocin. Shauna also suggested I listen to a meditation daily that helped me relax and regain the trust that my body is actually able to birth. Even though I had already birthed a child, I did not trust my own body anymore to be able to give birth…

This time, I felt a reconnection with my inner “knowledge” and just followed my own instincts, rather than listening to everyone else telling me how to push my baby into this world. Right now, six weeks after the experience, I keep on trying to relive the birth of my second daughter because it was such a beautiful and healing experience. Through Shauna’s help I have been able to reconnect with my inner feminine power! Shauna knows a lot about the birthing process and has helped me understand what happened during my first experience. This way, I could effectively prepare for the delivery of my second daughter. I loved that Shauna shared her own experiences with me too, because as a mother of three, she really knows what she is talking about. Her story was a big inspiration. Shauna really has a passion and talent for helping pregnant women!

Posted on: August 18th, 2013