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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

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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.

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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.

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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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The long and lovely hypnobirth of Lily…

20

Jan 2016

The long and lovely hypnobirth of Lily…

We change birth and our perception of birth one woman at a time and this birth ticks all the boxes about what a positive birth is all about and essentially the essence of what a hypnobirth is all about too. Lara and Jacob were superbly prepared and equipped with tools and techniques to keep calm and relaxed throughout their long 36 hour labour. They had...

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Opening the doors for a calm and positive birth!

28

Nov 2015

Opening the doors for a calm and positive birth!

My partner Sam and I birthed our second child at home. Felix joined our family on the Winter solstice 2013, twenty minutes after my waters released. Birth took us by surprise and we had an unintentional, undisturbed birth. That cold night, the porch light was on but the door was unopened – a minute after Felix was born Sam had to open the door to...

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Big Hearted Birth’s first Hypnobub… Thou she be but little, she is fierce – Shakespeare

28

Nov 2015

Big Hearted Birth’s first Hypnobub… Thou she be but little, she is fierce – Shakespeare

For those of you who know me, the firsts in life are special and often noted…first birthdays, first kisses, first gelato in Italy, infact I can recall my first gelato ever. Other firsts include the first time I saw snow fall silently, the first time I became an Auntie, first dining experience Michelin Starred, the first time I drank Grange, first Champagne, first glance of...

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Birth your Baby while Dancing like Beyonce.

28

Nov 2015

Birth your Baby while Dancing like Beyonce.

Did you see birthing Mama, Yuki Nishitzawa from Boston, shake her booty in labour, last week? They had intended to share their video with just friends but it went viral! It sparked so much interest. People all over the world watched Yuki move and groove her way through labour. Yuki said it helped maintain her focus and humour during labour. She felt that if she...

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