When statistics are thrown at you, or broad statements about risks of waiting versus induction for example, ask for the evidence and research. How your options are presented to you can often be biased and can influence your decisions.
When a health care provider says to you “if you go over 41 weeks the chance of stillbirth increases by 50%” what they aren’t telling you is that increase in risk (or ‘chance’) goes up from 0.04% to 0.06%.
Navigating the facts can be really difficult when you are birthing in a system where they are looking after sick people, when you are not sick, birth is a normal physical function… and having someone impartial to help you navigate and to signpost you to research and reliable information is invaluable.
That’s where I can help. With my private or group hypnobirthing courses or birth coaching sessions you get my support, experience and knowledge from booking until birth.