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Positive birth meet-up - Shared screen with speaker view
Alison
01:11:18
Thanks for organising this saskia it's been a blessing
Lauren
01:13:14
thank you for organising! ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜
Louise Jenkins
01:13:50
It's so lush, even if virtually, to be surrounded by other women! Thank you for organising Saskia!
Chiara M
01:14:54
stop! youโ€™re going to make me blub !โ˜บ๏ธโค๏ธ
Kelly & Eleanor
01:16:38
So excited! I was obsessed with The Positive Birth Book when I was pregnant. Feel like Iโ€™m meeting a celeb ๐Ÿ˜‚โค๏ธ
fi
01:16:46
also thought Iโ€™d say: I loaned my copy of GBLAF to a pregnant friend who was scared of labour and wanted an elective c-section. She read it and as a result had the self belief to go for a natural labour and it was a perfect labour and birth. So pleased for her!
Aurelie
01:19:19
@Kelly & Eleanor, I've just finished the book, also feel like I'm meeting a celeb :) :) :)
Chiara M
01:19:19
wine ๐Ÿคค
Chiara M
01:19:26
we wish ๐Ÿ˜‚
Fiona Walker
01:23:02
I did this & had a really good cry , but I felt so much better for it . Cant beat a good cry & let it out x
Alison
01:24:07
Been through several up and down days and had a good cry too. Definitely helps can't be calm all the time.
Louise Jenkins
01:25:00
I did the same Fiona.....had such a rush of emotions a couple of weeks ago that it all came out and as hard as it was, I felt slightly more relieved.....it is grief and it is OK for us to allow that grief to unfold and explore how we use strategies to keep going. Groups like this really help!
Alison
01:27:03
That great as I was wondering if we were gonna talk about hypnobirthing
Saskia @ Mush
01:27:51
Here are the details about the pack Milli was just talking about: https://www.positivebirthmovement.org/courses/about-positive-birth-covid-19-rescue-pack/ We will also share it in the app after :)
Fiona Walker
01:28:43
the rescue pack has helped me loads , Iโ€™ve been so anxious since lockdown & Iโ€™ve been feeling so much more confident & calm about everything
Amy
01:37:40
Sorry to leave early I have to get back to a work call. thank you Milli love your work! Good luck everyone, see you in the group chat ๐Ÿ˜Š
Alison
01:38:06
Will be back
Amy Milner
01:38:55
I just want to say thank you so much Milli I started your book last week and have never felt so relaxed in my life. I had ptsd and anxiety from age eight and a massive fear of childbirth. I now feel so much calmer in general, excited for birth and so much more ready emotionally. thank you again
Naila
01:39:30
could you please repeat the instagram link so I can follow?
Naila
01:39:46
thank you
Kirsty
01:39:46
Do we know if hypnobirthing classes are available online or by podcast?
Jaspreet Kaur Lall
01:39:52
can you give me some advice on home birth vs water birth at the birthing centre pls
Kirsty
01:39:55
My local class is cancelled. Obviously
Jaspreet Kaur Lall
01:40:08
just pros and cons in your professional opinions
Lucy Holland
01:40:13
can you explain a little more about anchors and ideas for visualisations
Katie new!
01:40:22
do you think this pandemic will affect the way we give birth long term?
Yasmin S
01:41:18
yes lol
Lauren
01:41:23
ZenBirth are running online. Gina is amazing โค๏ธ
Amy Milner
01:41:31
is there a way of finding out about whether a local birth centre will be opening following new guidance other than keeping asking my midwife who hadnโ€™t any information
Saskia @ Mush
01:41:38
Instagram: @positivebirthmovement / @milli.hill
Aurelie
01:41:47
@Kirsty, I've done the online positive birth company hypnobirthing classes, strongly recommend !
Naila
01:41:50
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Emilie.Harvey@worldfirst.com
01:41:56
Hi there. My biggest fear going into my first birth was that I wouldn't have time to get a epidural. In my first birth I progressed quickly and it took a long time to get the epidural to the point that it was almost too late! Now going into my second birth I feel even more anxious as I know second labours progress quicker and the hospital may be busier. Any tips on how I can get them to give the epidural sooner/take me seriously to get the ball rolling quicker?
fi
01:42:30
canโ€™t recommend hypnobirthing enough. So empowering for birth partners too. It made my husband the most incredible birth partner I could have hoped for
Kirsty
01:42:42
Thank you! That's excellent everyone
James Thorpe
01:42:57
Thank you so much for the calming words. I'm due baby boy number 3 next month and receiving mixed information about where my two sons can be while i'm in labour. Is there any official guidance on this? My community MW recommends they stay at home with my husband but that would mean I give birth alone. I would (much!) prefer they go to my parents (who have been isolating in preparation.
Sarah Yong
01:43:12
I'm 30 weeks and am doing the Wise Hippo Hypnobirthing online - local branches everywhere and mine is being led by a local midwife via zoom. Can highly recommend.
Saskia @ Mush
01:43:18
www.positivebirthmovement.org
Louise Jenkins
01:44:09
Completely agree, I started Hypnobirthing end of last year and I def feel this has helped me work through current situation. Also brilliant way for partner to have a role as there are scripts that they can read to you and support with soft gentle massage. It's made us feel like an even stronger and supportive team! x
Rosemary โ€™s iPhone
01:44:17
the hypnobirthing midwife, is doing on line courses and has loads on YouTube
Yasmin S
01:47:19
thank you Milli, really loved listening to your advice
Jalpa
01:47:26
Hi there. I had an incredibly positive birth 17 months ago and that was all due to a private Hypnobirthing course. I would highly recommend it to educate yourself and your birth partner. Most importantly practise the guided meditations and visualisations daily. I spent 20 minutes practising daily. I also recommend putting together a relaxing birthing playlist which you can have on during labour and birth.
Lucy Holland
01:47:53
Thanks - i am a mental nurse and cbt therapist. have dabbled in mindfulness and thereโ€™s a lot of overlap in the concepts. really useful
Jaspreet Kaur Lall
01:48:14
which essential oils do you recommend for anchoring?
Lucy Sunderland
01:49:50
When do you advise starting the techniques ? Iโ€™m 23 weeks is this too early?
Louise Jenkins
01:51:20
Hey @lucy I started doing hypno birthing in the first trimester (no in 3rd) primarily as I have a relationship with anxiety and mild depression and have found its been really useful as I transition into trimesters and then also the current situation. Flow with what works for you, never too early or too late! x
Rosemary โ€™s iPhone
01:52:47
go for it the longer you got the more you get into the mindset. The stronger your association the more effective it is.
Lucy Sunderland
01:53:32
Thank you all ! x
Alison
01:54:17
Thanks milli for today and sorry I had to step out for a bit.
Alison
01:56:29
I wish i could have a home birth but I live in a flat and aware of the noise I would make lol
tyakingbola
01:56:55
someone asked this earlier - i would love to know the answer too if thereโ€™s time! โ€œcan you give me some advice on home birth vs water birth at the birthing centre plsโ€
Jenny C
01:57:45
I had to leave the call briefly, and Iโ€™ve gone back to the chat and itโ€™s not showing previous messages. could you pop the hypnobirthing online classes link on the app? thanks!
Rosemary โ€™s iPhone
01:59:57
https://www.birthpoolinabox.co.uk/pages/covid-19-information-update
Rosemary โ€™s iPhone
02:00:06
other brands are available
Jaspreet Kaur Lall
02:00:56
what are your views on devices such as the Anni ball to reduce tears?
tyakingbola
02:00:58
that was really useful to get a view on re pool availability at the centre
tyakingbola
02:01:10
thank you!
leo
02:01:21
What care does the hospital have to offer you if you go in but you are not 4 cms dilated?
Kirsty
02:01:21
Thank you so much! Great session
James Thorpe
02:04:35
thank you v much. Same as my understanding :)
Fiona Walker
02:05:42
ohh yes lavender & clary sage for labour
Louise Jenkins
02:06:30
Thank you soooo much!
fi
02:06:31
Thanks milli!
tyakingbola
02:06:35
thank you this has been a really lovely session!
lisa mcleod
02:06:36
thanks!!
Alison
02:06:43
Thanks you
leo
02:06:48
Thank you!
Lucy Holland
02:06:50
Really useful thanks
Jaspreet Kaur Lall
02:06:52
thanks x
Rosemary โ€™s iPhone
02:06:53
thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š
leo
02:06:54
Feeling excited about birth :)
Fiona Walker
02:06:57
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hannahray
02:06:59
Thank you so much!
Louise Jenkins
02:07:05
Take Care everyone!
Daniela Meloni
02:07:10
THANK YOU!
Mags
02:07:12
Thank you so much x
Madeleine & Will
02:07:14
Thank you very much Milli and Saskia!
Jaspreet Kaur Lall
02:07:15
good luck to you all xxx
Chiara M
02:07:26
your introduction was just what I needed to hear today
Heather Kingsley
02:07:26
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Fionaโ€™s iPhone
02:07:39
thanks so much!
Emilie.Harvey@worldfirst.com
02:07:50
thank you!
yota
02:08:27
thank you very much!