Birth de-briefing is so important for everyone. For those who have experienced their beautiful, hypnotic or even orgasmic birthing then they need to talk about it and be encouraged to get out and spread the good word – in fact – shout it from the highest mountain! So many of these women and men tell me they feel guilty and feel they need to ‘tone down’ their amazing experience. This is a really sad reflection on society, who only want to hear about the drama’s and elaborate explanations about all the medical intervention. For those of you who have not had the birth experience you wanted then PLEASE recognise that it is important to de-brief – for your own mental well-being, for your emotional connection with your baby, not only immediately following the birth, but long term. I meet so many women who are in their 60’s, 70’s and even 80’s, who, once they know what I do, can spend hours telling me about their births. They still have, all these years later, anger, frustration, guilt and most of all, big regrets about how much it affected their relationship with that child. They all wished their had been someone to talk to and have their feelings acknowledged. Well today there is, so don’t go into a 2nd or subsequent pregnancy without de-briefing from your first. I use hypnosis for flushing out the deep, sub-conscious feelings surrounding the birthing experience. A woman needs to deal with these before she can truly embrace and look forward to a new pregnancy/birth/baby.