In May of 2009, I went to complete my HypnoBirthing workshop to learn how to teach HypnoBirthing classes. I convened with incredible women who were all there for the same reason, to help expectant couples have the most gentle birth possible. I completed the training, all of the requirements, and received my certification in August of 2009. Shortly after, I began teaching my first 3 couples, all in private classes, in their own homes. I did all of this while attending school to complete my Social Work degree, and it was so very fulfilling to teach birthing classes. It filled a space in me that I never knew existed, and helped me to feel very complete and fulfilled in life through the work I was doing.
From the September of 2009 and May 2011, I taught so many different couples, traveled to so many different homes, met so many different, wonderful, beautiful couples, and helped build their confidence about their upcoming births. Some of the couples I taught invited me to their birth in the role of a doula, and that was an added bonus. My cup overflowed.
Much has happened in life since August of 2009, so much has changed, including me. This year alone, we have experienced two major losses; the baby I was growing in utero, and my husband’s grandmother. Following that, there has been much uncertainty about what might happen to us, career wise, and so, because of other things on my plate at this time, I have chosen to discontinue teaching HypnoBirthing classes.
I want everyone to know that I am not in distress. I only say this because I think many people were concerned when I posted that I would no longer be teaching, on Facebook. I really am fine, I am taking time for myself, exploring my options, healing from our losses, and regrouping. I will be back, and I do plan to stay in the birthing community, networking, helping, supporting, educating. And since I have taken a job as a nanny, I do not have the full availability I once did, and that may have to be put on hold too, but for now, I am keeping options open.
I do thank all of you so very much for your support and love.