I am first and foremost a mother to a beautiful daughter, Edith (born in 2013), and twin sons, Arlo & Odin (born in 2017). I am a wife, a happiness seeker, a music lover, an art-house movie junkie, a birth nerd, and a believer in positive birth for all women.
I have been pregnant twice, and have given birth to three babies.
My first experience of pregnancy was truly amazing; I was healthy, everything went smoothly, and I invested time and money into my journey. My first experience of birth was not without its twists and turns, but I came away from it feeling great. Feeling like I’d achieved what I’d set out to. But, if I’m truly honest, I always had a seed of doubt as to ‘what could have been’ had the circumstances been slightly different.
My second pregnancy was tough; hyperemesis, gestational diabetes (that’s a whole other story), a change of mode of care halfway through, and the aches and discomfort that comes with carrying two babies. My second birth however, blew my mind! <<Here’s my Birth Story>>.
The big difference between my first and second births? Choosing truly supportive care providers and support team; researching and exploring all of my options; making confident decisions that were right for me and my babies; and drawing on a range of tools learnt through my work as a Hypnobirthing Australia™ practitioner.
On my way home from hospital after giving birth to my twins I said to my husband,
“I have no desire to ride roller coasters or go skydiving; I don’t need that kind of thrill. But, giving birth?! I’m ready to do it again. That’s where I get my rush. There’s nothing greater than the rush of oxytocin and endorphins”.
So here I am. Ready to share my experiences with you, and to support you on your journey to meet your baby.
Are you ready? Let’s chat.
Elyse Jamieson – Hypnobirthing Australia™ Practitioner & Doula.
Soma – n. the body of an individual, as opposed to the mind or psyche.