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Look into these eyes-They have felt the power of positive birth.

21

Sep 2016

Positive Hospital Birth 101: Gemma’s Story…

Introducing Henry Emerson, born to UK couple Gemma and Rob earlier this year. What a name hey ? And what a birth.  If name and birth alone are determiners of a life to  be led, then this baby is set for a stunning and significant life.  It is a wonderful birth story, in a public hospital in Melbourne! Gemma and Rob were skilled with a range of Hypnobirthing Australia techniques and tools,...

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13

Sep 2016

A well supported, straightforward and empowered birth… Julie’s Story.

In my Hypnobirthing classes,  more often than not couples do the course together but sometimes a woman will come alone. This does not mean she is not supported – it just means life has complexity. We live in busy, crazy times and sometimes one has to commit to Hypnobirthing classes, rather than two. There are all sorts of reasons why partners cannot attend: some work , others...

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Aylin, Dan and Baby Chloe.

06

Sep 2016

My Spontaneous Home birth ~ By Aylin

Spontaneous homebirth describes this birth perfectly. Homebirth was not the intention for the birth of Aylin and Dan’s baby Chloe, but rather, supported by an independent midwife in a public hospital. Yes, you can choose this option, as I found out shortly after the birth of my second son. What is so striking about this story is Aylin’s conviction about her body and her ability to birth and calmly...

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Baby Hux is in the world.

09

Jul 2016

Hux’s Birth – A game changing moment for Marta and Nic…

At the end of the second Hypnobirthing Australia™ session I show one of the most amazing births I have seen. It is the water birth hypnobirth of Baby Sari. It is a  video which shows amazing caregiver support and is filled with emotion, joy and amazing graphic of first birth. Marta and Nic, parents to be, watched this intently as first time birthing Mum Nicola, brings her daughter up through the water and...

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Oban’s undisturbed, VBAC and accidental homebirth!

29

Jun 2016

Oban’s undisturbed, VBAC and accidental homebirth!

I can already envisage your jaw dropping now but this story is normal birth at it’s absolute finest. For people who do not know what a VBAC is. It is a Vaginal Birth attempted after a previous caesarean birth. For people wishing to find out a little bit more about the associated issues around VBAC in Australia there is a balanced article by Dr Rachel Reed, VBAC:...

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20

Jun 2016

Can you birth unassisted? A Winter Solstice birth story…

Women are hardwired to birth, in fact birth happens in the primal part of our brain, responsible for other primal functions of our body… sex, sleeping, flight or fight…We don’t think about these things our body just does it instinctively. French Obstetrician Michel Odent, states that  for women to birth efficiently and quickly they need to not think or more specifically shut off their neocortex,...

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6 EASY ways for a  mindset that will change how your body births

10

May 2016

6 EASY ways for a mindset that will change how your body births

Who are these women who  keep on having these amazing, positive , empowered birth experiences ? You know the women I am talking about … During pregnancy they are so positively anticipating their birthing day, they trust their bodies, think birth is normal, manage the course of their births, they smile lots, they look relaxed and they almost cannot wait to birth and when they do...

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The birth of Baby Sadie…7th January 2016.

08

Mar 2016

The birth of Baby Sadie…7th January 2016.

There are many parts of this birth story that I REALLY love.` Firstly, I love that Em and Russ, negotiated with their caregivers, extra time after 41 weeks to wait for labour to have a natural onset. Em was healthy and their baby was healthy, so after using their B.R.A.I.N technique, kept going with their preferences. I also really love the lead in to Emmah’s...

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Bel looking super satisfied and chuffed with Baby Max, born in February.

05

Mar 2016

Max’s Birth: The right story at the right time, for the right woman, for a positive induction and birth.

Early last month, Big Hearted Birth shared a video of another couple’s extremely positive birth experience with an induction. Within minutes, a hypnobirthing client, Bel messaged me, writing “This is amazing timing: I’m being induced on Friday and this video was a great refresher about everything we learned with you in our classes! Wish me luck “. Bel and partner Luke had excellent preparation but...

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