I’M A HYPNOBIRTHER!
I recently read Your Pregnancy’s article “Hypnobirthing: Is it for you?” (April & May 2017) and I was so glad I did. I wanted a natural birth from the very beginning, but I still felt very nervous about the pain, and wondered how on earth I’d get through it. I’d heard many a horror story from friends and family who unashamedly felt the need to tell me! After reading the article, I knew I had to learn the art of hypnobirthing (and quickly) to help me through childbirth. I learned so many skills – breathing techniques and visualisation to name a few – that helped me ease into labour and breathe my baby into the world. Thank you for articles like these that educate and empower women to make the best decisions for their bodies and babies. DENISE COHEN, SPRINGS My husband and I were thrilled to tell our family and friends our happy news – that we are finally having a baby, after three years of trying. My husband was in a car accident a few years back, before we got married, that left him 97 percent sterile. We still had hope, even thought it seemed all the odds were against us. After three years with no luck, we had almost given up hope. One morning I woke up feeling “off”. Nausea followed for several days until my husband suggested I take a pregnancy test. To our utter surprise, two pink lines appeared! I’m now eight months pregnant and loving every moment of it. Thank you Your Pregnancy magazine for all the helpful advice and tips. I have kept every copy! BRONWYN ISAACS, AMANZIMTOTI