Sydney mother Tracey Rose had to convince nurses at Manly Hospital she was in labor with her first child after she admitted to feeling no pain.
Tracey is now revealing the secrets of her pain free natural birth and wants to help other expecting mothers enjoy the miracle of childbirth without drugs.
“It’s not because I was trying to be brave, it’s just that I didn’t need any pain relief. I was in a total blissful state during my daughter’s birth and was actually looking forward to the next contraction” says Tracey Rose.
Tracey arrived at the hospital around 6am, but midwives and doctors didn’t believe she was in labour and requested she either go home or be induced. They suggested she was a long way off actually having the baby because she didn’t look like she was in any pain.
“That’s because I wasn’t!” Tracey recalls …
However, following an examination midwives realised Tracey was already 4cm dilated and baby Honey Rose was born in the water just 6 hours later.
Figures from many private hospitals in Sydney show less than 5% of women have a natural birth, while that figures only rises up to 15% for public hospitals.
“I think it’s because many women are totally freaked out about childbirth and see other women experiencing a lot of pain” says Tracey. “If they were educated more thoroughly about their bodies, coping mechanisms and the effects medical intervention has on them and their baby more women would be able to have natural and comfortable labours.”
Tracey credits hypnobirthing, practicing daily meditation, surrounding herself with positive birth stories and yoga to her empowering birth experience. She says she stopped reading any pregnancy magazines and many of the popular pregnancy books and refused to listen to any horrible birth stories from friends and family.
Instead she only read positive birthing books and watched videos on YouTube, but says all of this wasn’t easily accessible and had to go searching for it.
As a result Tracey created www.NaturalChildbirthWorld.com to bring all the best information about Natural Childbirth from experts around the world to one place.
Tracey says … “I’m really hoping to help other mums realise they were built to give birth and if they have the right education and preparation, they can have a wonderful birthing experience”. “You will always remember the day you gave birth, so I’m hoping many more women can create beautiful and empowering memories instead of ones they’d rather forget”
Sydney mum of 2, Tracey Rose is a childbirth educator/advocate/blogger who created www.NaturalChildbirthWorld.com to make information about Natural Childbirth more accessible to pregnant women. In a highly medicalised society it seems that medical options are presented to us first without first educating us about what we are really capable of, plus the benefits for mother and baby.
It’s full of beautiful natural birth stories, videos and childbirth education classes that specifically prepare you for a natural labour.
For Further Media Information Contact :
Tracey Rose (Callaghan)
Natural Childbirth World
0488 088 572
PO Box 1041
Manly NSW 1655