One thing I’ve noticed over recent times is how many women, and their partners, understandably believe that many interventions are standard and happen without us being given a choice. I get that, so many are just ‘routine’ these days and so it’s become the norm that we’ll encounter them at some point and so there is a perception that we don’t get to say no. I want you to know that this is absolutely NOT the case-you do not have to agree to any intervention that you are not completely happy to accept.
Last Friday I was invited to take part in an interview with Sophie Little of BBC Radio Norfolk as part of their series looking at parenting. I can’t deny I was super nervous, I’ve never done radio before (apart from a questionable workplace quiz where I was an embarrassingly quiet team member a few years back) but I swallowed my fear and headed to the BBC Studios at The Forum, hoping that my mind wouldn’t go blank and my mouth wouldn’t dry up!
After appearing in the Norfolk EDP in March (see article here) I was contacted by journalist Veronica Paloma, who writes for El Pais, a Spanish national newspaper. She was putting together an article around Meghan Markle’s reported decision to use hypnobirthing, acupuncture, employ a doula etc, in preparation for the birth of her baby and wanted to interview me about hypnobirthing and what it entails.