It's funny, that after completing a quick straw poll of my hypnobirthing Mums about what drew them to seek out an alternative path to birth than traditional experiences that are often depicted as the 'norm' the overwhelming response to the question is FEAR...Of course there are other driving forces that lead women to investigate hypnobirthing, but there certainly seems to be a recurring theme to many of our Mum's motivations. When I thought about why hypnobirthing was of interest to me, it wasn't until I really stopped to think about, why did I realise that for me that although, I tend to associate hospitals with sickness and more extremely death.  Although, the rational side of my mind acknowledges great things happen in hospitals, babies are born, people are healed, mended and cared for by talented doctors and nurses everyday...However, the irrational side of my mind told me that if I laboured and birthed at home, I would be able to maintain control and take comfort in the reassurance of my own four walls, and be able to climb into bed after, enjoying a cup of tea and a slice of toast after.  And therefore, bypass addressing my fear of things in hospitals not always providing...

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