I’m Tacita, I’m 34. I live in Cambourne, Cambridge with my husband Adam and our son Leo. Adam and I met at the University of Leeds in 2004, and after further study (fun) at Sheffield University and a trip around the world, we moved to Cambridge in 2013 and married in 2017.
We discovered hypnobirthing when I was pregnant with Leo. The first 6-7 months of my pregnancy were tough as I had severe sickness. As a self-confessed control freak, struggling to work, eat, run and some days get out of bed was a big struggle. I was worried, not only about how the pregnancy might progress, but also about the birth – having heard many a horror story and watched far too many TV births. This left me grappling to find ways to feel in control again. As an avid reader, I began to plough my way through pregnancy and parenting books – here I discovered hypnobirthing.
After devouring lots of books, a hypnobirthing course and lots and lots of practice with Adam, Leo’s birth was amazing – it was calm, relaxed and empowering. I felt like Superwoman. I look back on that moment in time in utter awe of my body, my mind, my husband and our incredible midwife. It was after Leo’s birth I decided to train as a hypnobirthing teacher through ‘KG Hypnobirthing’ (you can find out more about KG Hypnobirthing here).
I found the first year as a mum, and even now, to be a complete rollercoaster of emotions, with incredible highs – the first smiles, giggles, crawls, but also some lows – broken sleep and first illnesses. As a parent it can be hard to find a moment for yourself, to take care of yourself, so I’m exploring ways to do that, you can follow my journey on the blog – and look out for Mama Retreats coming soon!