Hi, I'm Tatiana... Mum of two, lover of all things chocolate and positive birth advocate.
I'm a teacher turned hypnobirthing instructor (I'm fully insured and qualified) and I'm on a mission to help other women create calm, positive birth experiences. I have two wonderful little girls. They are very different, both in personality and looks, and the way they came into this world couldn't have been more different.
My first birth was far from positive - in fact it was upsetting and traumatic. (Bear with me, it gets better - I promise!) When I got pregnant with my second child, I decided to do everything in my power to make sure her birth would be completely different. And it was! I had a fantastic (hypno)birth. It was hard work, but it was a wonderfully positive and empowering experience. I was calm, confident and in control throughout. I felt like a superwoman!
I knew, right then and there, that I wanted to help empower other women and change the general mindset surrounding birth - it doesn't have to be something we fear, whilst we prepare for the worst. Birth can be calm, empowering and amazing!
Fast forward to 2019, when Nova Vida Birthing was born. Nova Vida is Portuguese (a little tribute to my ancestry) and means New Life. I believe that giving birth is the most life-changing experience a woman will ever go through. It isn't just about creating babies, but also about creating mothers.