Exhale Birth | Fiona Rogerson, HypnoBirthing Perth
My name is Fiona, I am a HypnoBirthing childbirth educator and postpartum doula here in Perth Western Australia. I am also a mother to three precious loves who every day light up my world. Through my journey into parenthood I have experienced the unimaginable heartbreak of loss, the numbness of secondary infertility, the power of childbirth, intense breast-feeding struggles, and also post natal depression. Three very different births that changed who I am in ways I cannot even begin to describe.
The more I learned about birth and educated myself about the choices that were available to me, the more empowered I became in my birth decisions. This ultimately led me to experience pure joy. A clear example of what the power of education can do, and a true testament to what self belief can achieve.
As well as being a mother, I have spent 7 years working as a pregnancy and newborn photographer, which has allowed me to speak constantly with beautiful women both in the lead up to their birth as well as soon after. The more I spoke to my new mothers in my studio about their expectations prior to and then the reality of their birth, the more I learned that so many women lack the support, knowledge and confidence to believe in themselves and their body.
I noticed that, like myself in my first birth, most women place the outcome of their birth in the hands of others, not believing that they themselves have the power to create the birth they desire.
But the most important thing I discovered, again like myself, is that most women lack the understanding of the impact their birth can have in the months and years following, this being the most pivotal realisation for me. When a women is made to feel disrespected or disempowered in her birthing then the effects can be lifelong.
Speaking to these women, together with my own experiences of birth, has led me here to become a HypnoBirthing Childbirth Educator. I am hugely passionate about changing the experience of birth for the women I now meet through education and empowerment.
A positive birth is created from a place of empowerment and choice, no matter how birth unfolds. Every women deserves the right to be supported and respected in their birth choices.
I remove the fear that surrounds birth, so that women can meet their birth with the confidence and support they need to make informed decisions, leading them to a positive and fulfilled birthing experience.
I am thrilled to be able to do this by bringing the amazing techniques of HypnoBirthing to my clients with group and private classes, building on this with 1:1 Private Antenatal Birth Preparation sessions. In these sessions I tailor every detail specifically to you and your birthing needs, building your birth plan together step-by-step and giving you the care of a doula without my attendance at your birth.
As well as a HypnoBirthing Childbirth Educator I am also a trained as a birth Doula, and an active Postpartum Doula, trained as both through Australian Doulas. I support new mothers and their partners emotionally and physically throughout their transition into parenthood through the early postnatal period. I am also currently studying a Bachelor of Counselling at ECU with the aim to specialise in Perinatal Counselling in the near future.
No matter what you want for your pregnancy, birth and parenting ahead, I will be there to support and nurture you and your family throughout your journey.
Find full details and registration for my upcoming Perth HypnoBirthing classes here.
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To contact me please phone me on 0402 017 425 or use the contact page found here. I would love to speak with you.