Now this is an incredible thing. It’s something that many of us believe we do not have when we are pregnant with our first. I remember friends asking me when I was pregnant “Are you nervous or scared about giving birth?” To which I would reply “No not at all, I can’t wait to give birth, but I’m absolutely terrified about becoming someone’s mum!”
It’s true. I had only ever held one baby in my life, I had never changed a nappy, I didn’t have any younger siblings and I was totally at a loss of ‘how on earth am I going to know what to do?’
I met with a lovely mum-to-be recently who is soon expecting her second child. She asked me “Oh, I would love to come along to one of your breathing workshops if you do them!? When I had my first, it was the breathing exercises the midwife was teaching me there and then that calmed me down and brought me to a place of peace to actually birth my baby.”
Now, there are a few parts to what she said that took me by surprise. The first being, “Do you do a breathing workshop?” The answer being yes, I do, the entirety of class two is about all the import...