I found Bron when pregnant with my 2nd child. I experienced birth trauma with the birth of my 1st child a couple of years earlier with a 22 hour labour with a whole cascade of interventions. I felt like birth had been done to me and that all my power was stripped away from me. I just couldn't face going through that experience again so I knew I had to take my power back and do everything I could to have a positive experience with my second pregnancy and birth.
This led me to finding a doula and to do a hypnobirthing course. I found Brons website and after a coffee date to meet her, I knew her kind, gentle spirit was the perfect fit for me. I did the hypnobirthing course through Bron as well as having her as my doula. I began to feel more and more positive and more and more empowered through my meetings with Bron and through the hypnobirthing classes. I actually started to feel excited about the impending birth which is something I never expected to feel after my previous experience!
My birthing day finally arrived and it was amazing! My entire labour was 4 hours from waking up in the night wondering if this might be it, until my baby boy was in my arms. 4 hours! By putting my hypnobirthing techniques into practice I was able to stay calm and relaxed throughout my labour and it was so reassuring to arrive at the hospital and see Brons smiling face at the front desk ready and waiting for me. It made all the difference to have a familiar face there, someone who understood me and knew what I wanted and someone I knew I could trust to help keep me on track and in the zone.
I had the drug and intervention free labour and birth that I desperately wanted and I had my baby in my arms 20 minutes after arriving at the hospital. Bron took amazingly beautiful photos immediately after my birth and stayed for a couple of hours after. Having Bron as my doula and seeing the positive difference it made to me (and my husband) during both my pregnancy and birth has inspired me to want to help empower other women like Bron did for me and train to become a doula myself. If you are wondering if a doula may help you during your pregnancy and birth or you are trying to decide which doula to go with, look no further because you are in very safe hands with Bron.
Thank you Bron for being there for me and empowering me to believe in myself and what my body is capable of.