A Little Bit About Lotty and Hypnobirthing

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Im Lotty ...

A fully qualified hypnobirthing instructor with The Little Birth Company  and proud founder of Little Robins Hypnobirthing. I am mummy to my little girl Elsie and little boy Theo and live with them in Plymouth, Devon with my husband Chris.

I first discovered the world of hypnobirthing when I was pregnant with Elsie. If I’m honest, I was a little sceptical at first, mainly because I had it engrained in me that birth was destined to be this traumatic and painful experience portrayed on TV or from well-meaning friends sharing their often negative birth stories. I also thought that hypnobirthing was some sort of eccentric magic that wouldn’t float my boat. I quickly realised how wrong I was. I was genuinely blown away with how much hypnobirthing just made total sense. 

Hypnobirthing is logical and evidence-based. It focuses on the understanding of how best to maximise your body’s ability to do what it was made to do. Nature made women to conceive, grow and release a baby. Your body knows exactly how to do this. What often interferes with this is our mind. Hypnobirthing is all about allowing our conscious mind to quieten down, to release any fears, and to look at birth as an enjoyable yet powerful process. Where and how you give birth does not matter. What matters is knowing that you have the knowledge and understanding of how birth works, and knowing that you have choices with which to make informed decisions to best suit you and your baby.

I gave birth to Elsie using hypnobirthing in the middle of the Covid pandemic. I had planned a home birth but my plans changed dramatically during my labour. I ended up giving birth in a hospital theatre with an epidural and forceps. Yet, I still had a positive and calm birth experience. It wasn’t how I had planned, but I was able to make informed decisions and felt totally calm and in control thanks to the hypnobirthing tools I had in my bag.

I then went onto having a planned Caesarean birth with Theo due to having placenta praevia. I was still able to use all the tools and techniques I have available to me for Theo's birth, resulting in a very calm and positive experience. 

As I now reflect upon both birth experiences, I feel so grateful for not only exploring the world of hypnobirthing but for giving it a chance and putting my scepticism aside. It has changed my whole life and I can’t wait to share my passion with you.