Positive birth stories
In our culture we are constantly bombarded with images of labour as an emergency event, where the mother is screaming in pain and the father is running around in a panic. Everyone wants to share their horror stories of 72 hour labours, of excruciating pain but these stories are actively harmful to pregnant women.
Hypnobirthing is about trying to unlearn all of the negativity that surrounds birth and to reframe the language in a positive light. One of the most useful things a pregnant woman can do is to refuse to watch the likes of One Born Every Minute and respectfully decline to hear those awful stories every is so keen on telling her, and instead watch calm births on YouTube and read positive birth stories. I have gathered together a collection of these for this very purpose from the perspective of the mothers and the fathers.