My story begins with the birth of my first child. Like a lot of Mummas, I was so excited to become a Mum… I mean it is my birthright, right?
My transition into motherhood did not go smoothly.
After a traumatic birth in a very unsupportive hospital environment, I was left feeling lonely, empty and violated. In a time that should have been filled with all the feels, all I felt was ripped off. Stripped of the magical birth experience I wanted so much.
I felt like this one pivotal moment in my life led to a whole world of pain…
I developed anxiety which eventually affected me so much that I couldn’t manage the normal day to day things that most people would take for granted. I found myself counting down the hours in the day, and the weeks in the year and was barely keeping my head above water!
I didn’t feel like I could ever have more kids. I actually wondered how people went back for more!
And then I did….
A second baby girl, and after that, a boy. This third time around I had ALL THE FEELS.
From this moment, to say things were shaken up would be an understatement!
Even after all the progress I had made and the personal development I had been doing, I hit one of the lowest points in my life. I knew I had to do something, that there were more shifts that needed to happen.
I had everything to be grateful for, yet I barely had the motivation to get out of bed in the morning. So I started putting one foot in front of the other, and being mindful about the steps I was taking in order to not only get my life back – but to create a new reality for myself.
The biggest change actually came from leaning into the pain, leaning into the discomfort, and giving myself the time and space I needed to heal. I have since learnt that when you stop pushing, magic happens. Everything started falling into place.
You see, we all have the power within us to heal. With the right support and right tools and resources we are able to change anything, to create the life we most deeply desire.
In this new found space I had created, and a trust in the universe that everything was going to be OK… a new opportunity landed right in front of me. I had been pushing for so long, trying to find my purpose in life, trying to figure out what career I was going to have, who I was going to be, that when I stopped searching the answer just showed itself. And that was in the shape of Hypnotherapy. Since I started my Hypnotherapy studies everything has been constantly evolving. I now have an amazing new support crew of intuitive, heart-centred women.
I now have purpose. I now have space. And I now have motivation and inspiration. I also have this scheduled in time away from my kids, which allows me to be a better mother when I am with them. And I couldn’t be happier!
I am so excited to share all of my knowledge and I know that everything I have experienced in my bumpy ride into parenthood is for a greater purpose.
Christie is a Mumma to three children under 7, wife, creative, and ideas woman!
She has used all her life experiences to inspire her to be curious about the world. This has lead her to find joy in supporting women through their transition into parenthood. She knows what it’s like when things don’t turn out exactly as you had imagined which spurs her on to keep empowering, keep inspiring. Because she knows that with simple tweaks, magic can happen!
Christie has used her knowledge and expertise from her training as a Postpartum Doula, Baby Yoga Facilitator, Life Coach and ongoing Hypnotherapy studies to put together a life changing online membership for mums who have lost their way.
I’m Emma, a 29 year-old mother of two boys, lover of natural birth, particularly Homebirth, and deeply passionate supporter of women. I had my second baby recently, which means I’ve been on maternity leave, and thankfully have found myself in a unique position in life… one where I have an opportunity to tune into the career path I want to follow.
My beliefs around pregnancy, birth and motherhood are so deeply held that I often find people are naturally drawn to ask me for advice or support in these areas. I know in my heart that I have valuable lessons to offer, based on my own experiences of childbirth and early motherhood.
In May 2018, I freebirthed my baby a few moments before my Midwife arrived. His birth encompassed everything I believe birth can be. Pain beyond comprehension, not knowing where I was in space or time, yet still not forgetting the affirmation I had imprinted on my mind – knowing the only way out, was through. I was able to see, to feel, and to know my true inner strength that day and it is an experience that will serve me for eternity. I can see myself in the sacred space of birth and postpartum supporting women & partners, and I am comfortable being there.
The gifts I embody help others to understand their own limiting beliefs, to question where these have come from, and to move past them. This is something that I have been allowing myself to do more often, to honour these gifts so that I can create positive change in our modern culture of birth and our expectations of mothers.
I have absolutely no resistance moving forward on this path as I know my soul calling has lead me to this very moment.
I know very deeply that my calling is to support women through this highly transformational period. This is not for my own sense of purpose or fulfilment, but for the united feminine energy. I want to be part of the change, the one that brings back the village that we have lost.
I know that my desire is to nurture each mother, because as a mother, we have so much impact in the world. We are raising the future generations, and our birth and postpartum period has an enormous impact on how we mother. We need this ripple effect to be positive and based around love and connection, rather than fear and shame.
Emma is a mother to two gorgeous sensitive boys, partner, empath and student of life!
She is hungry for information and has a thirst for knowledge. This meant that she was able to find her way through the minefield of information around pregnancy, birth and motherhood, and use her intuition to feel into the methods and choices that felt right, right from the very start. Emma is an advocate for informed choice in all parenting decisions and has extensive knowledge of the supportive modalities available to you.
Emma has used her background and formal training in Business & Marketing to support Christie with her vision for Embraced Motherhood.