I’m so excited to introduce on Mamalina Meets Siobhan Miller aka Hypnobirthing Guru and founder of The Positive Birth Company. Siobhan, or Shivvy, runs group hypnobirthing courses monthly in London, Devon and Birmingham and is also an IPEN certified placenta encapsulation specialist – she taught me and helped me achieve pretty much my ideal birth. She has also just launched the UK’s first luxury hypnobirthing babymoon – The Positive Birth Retreat® (more about that later). Shivvy is also a Mum to 3 boys and writes the blog The Double Mama. She can be found on Instagram @the_double_mama though my favourite place to find her is on my sofabed where she has been known to reside. Here’s what she said when I sat down to ask her a few cheeky questions:
1. What gets you out of bed in the morning?
2. What’s the first thing you do once you are up?
3. Tea or coffee or ‘erb?
4. Fry up or healthy?
5. What is your biggest guilty pleasure?
6. When are you happiest?
7. What makes you angry?
8. In the last year you have become…
9. If you can pass one piece of advice on to your former self, what would it be?
10. And finally, crunchy or smooth? (peanut butter)
Head to The Positive Birth Company to read more about the amazing work Shivvy does. Her retreat is a 3-night, luxury, fully-catered mini break for couples, where expectant parents will have the opportunity to really switch off, relax and prepare for the birth of their baby. With morning yoga classes, evening relaxation sessions, aromatherapy massage treatments, complimentary mini bars, an outdoor hot tub and of course the full hypnobirthing course, it really is the ultimate babymoon. The next retreat is set to run in October and is suitable for first time through to fourth time parents but spaces are limited. Get in touch with her asap to book your spot.