I can honestly say that doing the Hypnobirthing course with my fiancé Josh helped us tremendously. Being ‘calmly prepared for whatever turn my birthing may take’ and havingthe confidence and knowledge to question certain procedures while staying very relaxed in a very stressful situation, honestly made our emergency C-section feel like ‘a walk in the park’.
I told my husband that he better call the paramedics just in case we didn’t make it to the hospital. Once David was on the phone the lady on the other end asked questions to see how far along I was. After asking a few questions that paramedic told David to get a blanket ready and to get me to lie on the bed.
Dim lights, birth affirmations and clary sage helped me to enter into my zone. The urges started to come closer and closer and I was calm, welcoming the pressure in my lower back. At 7:30 urges were 3 min apart and I was in control of my breathing thinking about blossoming roses.
On June 12 ( 11 days after our guess date) I finally woke at 4 am to consistent back pain and pelvic pain that came and went for 4 hours. Being in only early stages Matt and I decided to continue our plans for the day and did some landscaping Then had tea at my [...]
Hypnobirthing played such a beautifully positive role in my birth and pregnancy. The knowledge and wisdom you gave us and the courage and confidence you instilled in me is invaluable. My thoughts and feelings about labour morphed from fear into excitement and eagerness, and now I look back on giving birth as the most incredible, indescribable experience.
I don’t know if I had a transition period as I knew I could do it and didn’t feel like I needed any pain relief. As my baby moved down and out Kyle was there to receive our little girl I hopped onto the bed and had her laying on my chest while we waiting for her cord to stop pulsating .
When I was pregnant with my second son, I researched natural child birth classes. In the end I was tossing up between Calmbirth and Hypnobirth, but chose hypnobirth because I really liked the idea of being able to train my body and mind to stay calm and relaxed during labour. There was just something about hypnobirth that stood out to me.
I blocked everyone out and just breathed through to the operating theatre where Tom and I finally saw our lil man, at that point we both knew it was the right choice. Although I didn’t get the natural birth I’d hoped and trained so hard for I always knew it could take an unexpected turn and I was prepared for that. I still feel I had a perfect birth…
Being in my zone I was totally oblivious that things were moving along quickly now. Kirsten had set up the room with a large gym like mat with warm blankets and a large cushy lounge at one end. She suggested we have a break from the shower and helped me onto the mat. Little did I know that “that” time was upon us!!
Orlando entered this world so peacefully, despite him going through such a long labour he never became distressed and when he came out he let out a tiny cry and then just silently took it all in… looking at mummy and daddy and then happily breast fed very soon after. He is 11 weeks old now and such a calm, happy, adaptable baby. He eats and sleeps very well, gives lots of smiles and people are always saying wow your baby is so relaxed…. And I always say so proudly “We hypnobirthed”!
On the 12th of March (8 days earlier than my due date) we welcomed Layla Grace to the world in a calm, drug free and beautiful way. I had spent a lot of time listening to your tracks whilst commuting on the train (I tend to cram, so this took place particularly in the last couple of months) and I felt mentally prepared for the task ahead.
I am so amazed and proud of my body for what it has done – growing a beautiful baby, birthing it and now feeding and nourishing her. Michael is so proud and in awe – he tells EVERYONE he sees our birthing story. It really goes to show what the power of the mind and body can do!