Welcome Winta – A Hypnobirthing Birth Story

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Winta Bella-Rayne Funaki
A hypnobirthing birth story written by her beautiful mother, Opium.
Opium is the mom boss behind Oil Theory.
She is passionate about educating other mothers about the benefits of doTERRA essential oils and inspiring them to make small, practical changes that have a big, positive impact!
You can find her on Instagram, on Facebook, and you can reach her via email.

June 23 2016

At 420am on a rainy winter morning, I woke up to a warm trickle running down my inner thighs.  I read more

Six things you DON’T have to do when you are pregnant!

What NOT to do when you are pregnant

 

Photo by Tahnee of Lemonade Lane.
After you get over the excitement of being pregnant (and then get over the nausea) and actually start thinking about having a baby, it seems that having that baby involves a to do list a mile long!
And everyone wants to add things to your baby to do list.
Your caregivers, your partner, your parents, the well meaning grocery check out woman.

Don’t worry, I am not going to add to your baby to do list.
I am going to share six things you DON’T have to do when you are pregnant!

1.  Absorb the opinions of anyone other than read more

How To Cope With Fear In Birth

How to cope with fear in birth.

Photo by Tahnee of Lemonade Lane.
I have been reading Playing Big by Tara Mohr.  She devotes one chapter to exploring the duality of fear.
She refers to the Hebrew Bible and explains that in it, two different words were used to describe two different types of fear.

The first is Pachad.
This is the fear of projected or imagined things…what could happen, what if, all those worst case scenarios that our complex human brain considers.  Our response to pachad is fight or flight, that adrenaline driven reaction which, read more

FREE Birth Debrief

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For all of you who are pregnant and are thinking about empowering yourself with a Hypnobirthing Australia course, I have big news!

In 2017 I am offering a FREE birth debrief with every Hypnobirthing Australia class.

In this session we will talk about your birth experience, you will have the opportunity to share the good, the bad, the beautiful, and the ugly.  I will help guide your physical and emotional recovery, allowing you to process and to celebrate your birth.
You will also read more

Her Birth – A Planned Homebirth

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I suppose I should be focusing on finding a name for her.
But her birth is still so real, so vivid, so amazing that I want to make sure I get it all down before it becomes a beautiful memory.

Her due date was December 7.
I am not sure why but I had it in my mind that she was going to come early…in late November.
Those last few weeks of pregnancy seemed long with anticipation.
I tried to fill the days with errands, projects, appointments, and cups of coffee with friends but it was hard to read more