I went to Saveria for IEMT to help address anxiety I felt in relation to pregnancy. During my first pregnancy I suffered from Hyperemesis Gravidarum and was hospitalised for 3 days and on medication from week 7 through to week 24 of the pregnancy. The experience of HG made me fearful of having a second pregnancy as the sickness was so severe and made everyday activities and work almost impossible. The IEMT session with Saveria addressed the anxiety. I revisited the powerful feelings of stress, anxiety, sickness which I experienced during the time of the pregnancy. Saveria ensured I felt safe and secure during this process and helped me remember how I held my body during the most ‘bleak’ moments of HG. She then helped me recognise my posture and took me through a series of exercises to change my posture and break the ‘muscle memory’ associated with the memories of HG.
In addition, when she carried out the IEMT exercises with me, I felt the feelings of stress, anxiety and nausea lessen significantly. Prior to the session, I had not even been able to think about the pregnancy for fear of bringing back the negative feelings. Now I am able to think about it clearly without my body having a strong physiological reaction.
We also explored my identity – how I view different aspects of myself and discovered that these were not aligned and gave me food for thought as to how I can become more present and grounded.
The exercise relating to guilt – specifically my guilt of having to take medication during the pregnancy and the potential harmful effects they may have had on my baby – was very powerful and, following the exercise, I felt less guilty and strangely ‘complete’ again.
Overall a very positive experience which has helped me move forward from what I had perceived as a very difficult and negative time in my life. I can now look back on my pregnancy with more joy and I am now open to the possibility of a second pregnancy rather than ruling it out completely.