Childbirth education classes using hypnobirthing techniques - for natural & cesarean birth

"Hypnobirthing has given us an extremely valuable gift"

Uncategorized Jul 30, 2018
I’d like to share that my little hypnobub, Lucia arrived yesterday afternoon after an active labour of 2.5 hours.
 
These hours were spent in the birthing suite bathtub, correctly breathing and visualising. I managed to keep calm and confident and trust that my body knew what do to. My husband’s support and coaching were integral to my success. We worked as a perfect team thanks to following and engaging in the course together. My midwife commented later that my breathing changed as I started to bear down in the tub, otherwise, she would not have guessed that I was fully dilated. My obstetrician only arrived as my daughter was leaving the birth canal, as I was so calm and peaceful no one thought to call him in earlier to check my progress.
 
Thank you Melissa Spilsted for giving us the tools to achieve this magical birthing experience. My last labour left me in such a state of trauma that I never thought I would be able to have a second child. You have given us...
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"These techniques really work ladies" - Hypnomum Amanda's Birth Story

Uncategorized Jul 30, 2018
Hi all, just wanted to share my positive birth story.
 
I am a new mum and started the online course pretty late in the game at 37 weeks! I absolutely LOVED it and found I was looking forward to watching a new video every evening.
 
I finished the course and felt really great about my impending birth. At 39.4 weeks I went into labour at 1 am, I was so relaxed about it, I didn’t even wake my husband until about 2 am when I needed a heat pack. We stayed in bed counting surges, whilst I slept in between each one! I managed to stay home until 10 am before heading to the hospital.
 
On my arrival, the midwives saw how relaxed I was and opted not to give me an internal examination as they knew I really wanted a natural birth and they thought I was going to labour for a long time. Just over an hour after my arrival, I asked for some food and through a mouthful of sandwich told my midwife I could feel something... she advised me I was fully dilated and about to have my...
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I feel so healed from the hurt from my first birth!

Uncategorized Jun 28, 2018

My first daughter was born 3 1/2 years ago. Her birth was very traumatic for me, I suffered 2 seizures after her birth, leaving me with very little memories of her birth. After that, it seemed like it was one thing after another, which led to postpartum depression.

Almost 3 years later we were expecting the birth of another baby girl. I was determined not to have the same experience last time and to be able to overcome the fears I had from my previous birth. I sought out Hypnobirthing because I knew I needed something that dealt with the mental aspect. The Fear Release track was pretty emotional for me the first time I listened but really helped me in making progress to overcome some of my mental hurdles.

 
The day we had my daughter I had been having some Braxton Hicks and couldn't sleep. I felt a couple pops and lo and behold my water broke.
 
We arrived at the hospital about 2:30 am and I was having surges every once in a while, but not technically in active labour, so...
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My Emergency Caesarean Birth Story.

Uncategorized Jun 18, 2018

Hi Melissa,

I hope this message finds you well. 

I wasn’t quite sure how to start this rather long message, or whether I should even send it, but I decided to because I needed to say thank you! 

I completed your online hypnobirthing course with my first pregnancy, in 2016. I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl, Ruby in February 2017. Hypnobirthing was the reason why I was able to have a successful, induced but natural, drug-free birth. It was an amazing experience

When I fell pregnant again, 4 months after having Ruby, I immediately began my hypnobirthing relaxation and meditation practice again, including a revisit to the online course. I was determined to have an even more amazing experience hypnobirthing my second baby. 

Due to some medical concerns (same as first pregnancy), I was induced again and this time was placed on a syntocin drip straight away. For 6 hours I was hypnobirthing like a boss! I thought to myself, I’m so relaxed I could fall...

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"I learned so much from the Hypnobubs™ Online Course!" A Positive Caesarean Birth Story

Uncategorized Jun 18, 2018

I just wanted to thank you as I have learned so much from the online course!

I listened to the Affirmations every day and the line that got me through was “I am prepared to calmly meet whatever turn my birthing takes” as my birthing preferences did not go as planned and I ended up needing an emergency c section after arriving at the hospital.

During this time I used the breathing techniques you taught us and repeated affirmations and everyone was very surprised at how calm I was during this hectic time.


Our little one arrived via c section and is absolutely perfect and I honestly don’t think I would have handled it this well if it hadn’t been for you and your classes. Thank you so much for all you do!

Lauren

 find out more about our Hypnobubs® Hypnobirthing Online Course options for natural birth - click here.

To find out more about our Hypnobubs® Hypnobirthing Online Course for cesarean birth - click here.

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No words that can describe the difference this course has made for me!

Uncategorized May 31, 2018

"Olá Hypnobubs community! (English Translation Please Scroll Down'

Venho partilhar convosco a minha história.de nascimento e como o hypnobirthing me ajudou nesse dia tao especial.

No dia 19 de Abril, completava 41 semanas de gravidez e devido a diabetes gestacionais a minha midwife queria induzir o parto a partir das 40 semanas, mas eu preferi esperar e dar a oportunidade ao meu corpo de ter um parto natural. Dia 19 comecei por sentir pela manha contracções médias, mas ainda pouco regulares. Fui a uma consulta de monitorização para ver se o bebé se encontrava bem, e a caminho para casa, as contracções já eram mais fortes e ritmadas. Ao chegar a casa achei que seria melhor voltar para o hospital. Quando cheguei ás 16:30 estava 4cm dilatada e as águas rebentaram. O “flopping” durante as contracções e os exercícios/métodos de respiração...

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A planned homebirth that turned into a Caesarean birth story.

Uncategorized May 14, 2018

I read so many positive birth stories when pregnant and know how important they are to feel prepared for your own birthing day. I found them very empowering, especially when I read stories that did not go as ‘planned’ but the outcome was still beautiful; like ours.

We had planned a homebirth with a community midwifery programme (CMP) for our first baby. I was originally under the care of another hospital up to week 32 but found our preferences were not being met so moved to the CMP, this also allowed us to consider a homebirth. The homebirth aspect I hadn’t thought too much about beforehand but having done some research and discussing it with the CMP midwives, myself and my partner, Aidan, became more and more certain that this was something we wanted to try. So, we got accepted onto the CMP at 35 weeks of pregnancy. We set up our home for the water birth and I continued my Hypnobubs training and awaited the arrival of our baby (we didn’t know the gender). 40...

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My 3 and half hour VBAC!

Uncategorized Mar 22, 2018

Especially for Mums wanting to have a vaginal birth after c-section!


My little Isla Raine was born 2 months ago and I feel ready to share my hypnobirthing story with you all and hopefully inspire more positivity, especially for Mums wanting to have a vaginal birth after c-section! Love reading everyone else's positive stories!

Isla is my second baby and I had successful and very fast VBAC birth! I had been listening to the birth affirmations and meditation tracks all throughout my pregnancy right from about 18 weeks and also really visualised body opening easily. I would stand in the shower and close my eyes and "feel" my body softening and opening and would try and picture a quick and simple birth. I would also close my eyes and see and feel all my different muscles and visualise them all working together perfectly.. and it worked!

Also because I had A LOT of anxiety about the birth and worried constantly about how hard life would be with another baby the meditation helped with...

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"Every birth is a snowflake" - An Empowering VBAC Birth Story

vbac Feb 19, 2018

I just wanted to take the opportunity to share my birth story with you all after successfully giving birth via VBAC yesterday morning at 8:20am on 8th of Feb to our beautiful little girl Elaina Rosalind Carmody. 

I love Hypnobirthing mainly because it is so empowering. I hypnobirthed for my first, 2 years ago and unfortunately ended up having a C-Section but I made the best choices for me and my baby at the time. Second time around I was determined to have a natural birth so we got private health cover, chose a great doctor and headed to Perth at 38 weeks to wait for the day bubby decided to arrive. 

If anyone in Perth (or who is having their baby in Perth) wants a VBAC or just an amazing doctor I HIGHLY recommend Dr Kenneth Nathan at St John of God Mt Lawley. He was an absolute GODSEND and I’m not sure I could have made it through without him. He absolutely KNOWS HIS STUFF and inspires confidence. He was amazing support leading up to and during the birth and...

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Second Baby but First Time in Labour - A Successful VBAC Birth Story

vbac Feb 19, 2018

Hypnobub, Adeline was born via VBAC 54 hours after my membranes released spontaneously at home.

This was my first time in labour. Hubby and I went to the hospital twice during the 40-hour long early labour. In hindsight, going back home asap would have progressed things. The hospital was stressful on the 2nd visit - midwife couldn't say what the spotting meant, constant fiddling with CTG and telemetry as the discs are not made for pregnant tummies! During one contraction, the CTG trace moved from baby's heartbeat to the cord - midwife freaked that the baby's heartbeat had dropped rapidly and called an emergency team. They gave me 2 courses of antibiotics due to membranes releasing 24 hours earlier - which I later found out was unnecessary. The ob registrar was negative about my having a VBAC as a VE revealed cervix was 1cm long and 2cm dilated (to me, this was progress!). She offered me a Caesarean.

In the morning, the ob consultant sent another registrar to tell me that he...

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