My name is Yvonne Meyer-Onyando. I am married and a mother of two lovely boys. I am a certified KG Hypnobirthing teacher, Doula, Lamaze teacher, Breastfeeding Councilor and Pregnancy & Birth Coach. And I am the founder of PREGNANCY BIRTH & BEYOND.
I always loved being pregnant, even so the first four months of the second pregnancy were quite tough: Many things in my life were challenging, I had no energy left and was non-stop tired. Coaching helped me a lot to overcome those situations. In addition to the coaching, I also shared my challenges with close friends and family, who all supported me and helped me through the tough time.
I can only advise you: Ask for help and accept any help offered. You deserve it!
When I was the first time pregnant, a good friend told me about the hypnobirthing concept. I had never heard about it before, so I googled it and loved what I found! The only problem was that during my pregnancy nobody offered hypnobirthing classes in Kenya. So I borrowed her course material and her CD with affirmations and listened to them regularly. It made a huge difference:
Both my births were a wonderful experience - even so for the first one I had to push for 1.5 hours!! I admit that it was painful, but the hypnobirthing and coaching sessions I had during my pregnancy absolutely helped me to experience my birth in such a positive and beautiful way. I learned to welcome all contractions, as they help me to birth both my babies naturally.
Being inspired from all the positive changes hypnobirthing did to me, I traveled to London to become a certified KG hypnobirthing teacher. I was amazed to learn how much more there is to learn and share apart from the affirmations I used. After working with pregnant moms for a while, I added doula services, lamaze classes and fertility support to my repertoire. Even though the hypnobirthing is still my favorite, I love all of it!
It is my passion to spread stories of a positive birth experiences widely - that is how the idea for the Positive Birthing Gatherings was born. Free meetings where moms and dads-to-be can listen to positive and empowering birth stories.
My own experiences and the experiences from other moms showed me, how important help, support and inspiration is - especially during pregnancy and birth! That is the reason why I am offering hypnobirthing courses, support for fertility challenges, individual pregnancy & birth sessions and our workshops specially designed for moms and dads-to-be.
I would love to support you to overcome any challenges during your pregnancy and early motherhood and to have a similar beautiful birth experience as I did.
I am looking forward to meeting you!