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It was such an empowering, incredible experience!

home birth natural birth Apr 12, 2021

Born: 5th March 2021 

Time: 01:19am

Length: 54cm 

Weight: 3995g / 8.8pound 

Gestation: 41 weeks + 4 days 

 

We had the amazing support of a private midwife Meredith who was also our private midwife for Evelyn. I had a beautiful healthy pregnancy with no complications all the way through. 

I decided to do hypnobirthing this pregnancy as I found myself a little apprehensive about giving birth again even though I had a beautiful birth the first time - it was a very long exhausting 18 hour labour and I really didn’t have the mindset or breathing techniques to ride my surges. 

Hypnobirthing was honestly amazing and I would highly recommend it to any mothers who are pregnant. I learnt so much more about my body and the relaxation and breathing techniques are priceless and helped me so much in the lead up to birth and also during my labour and birth. 

We had planned to have Jack at the Royal Brisbane hospital again in the private birth...

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I still have this overwhelming feeling of achievement and proudness

gas gbs natural birth spd srj Apr 07, 2021

I can’t thank you and the hypnobirthing program more.

I was strep B positive, severely in pain since 25 weeks with SPD, SRJ and sciatica issues but with the mindset of a healthy and uncomplicated healthy baby growing till 37.6 had been in and out of hospital all week with reduced movements and low amniotic sac fluid.

I had done an online hypnobirthing Australia program and zoom call with my educator feeling so ready for a better birth than last time as I was still mentally coping from it. So having all the tools to just being more mentally prepared for staying in the right headspace for what was to come with GBS and thoughts of not being able to cope with movement. I really wanted to go with my bodies rhythm than a hormonal drip.

It was 11:30pm in the birthing suite I was told I was being induced for 6am I had the strip behind my cervix to prep it for the next day and sent to bed to get some rest after half an hour of already feeling surges that was managed by a heat pack I...

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Although birth didn’t go according to plan, we felt empowered in our knowledge of the birth process.

induction natural birth Apr 07, 2021
Sharing my positive birth story - even though it didn’t go according to plan!
 
I went into labour at 2am at 39+5. I could feel the surges getting more intense, but they weren’t getting more frequent. I stayed at home, using the shower, birthing ball, and touch techniques to manage.
 
After 24 hours, the surges were about four minutes apart and something in me knew we had to head to the hospital. Luckily, we’re in a small country town so the hospital was a two-minute drive away.
 
Once we got there, we settled into the birthing suite and I got in the shower, then the bath. Hubby set it up so it was like a sanctuary - my hypnobirthing tracks playing, lights off, electric candles on. I refused a VE as I trusted my body and thought I was heading in the right direction.
 
After about five hours, nothing had changed with the surges - they were still four minutes apart and no more intense. By this stage, I’d been labouring for almost 30...
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Thanks so much for the guidance of Hypnobirthing.

caesarean birth induction Mar 24, 2021

Hi Melissa,

 
Been busy settling with baby, it's been 2 months since he was born already! How crazy is that?
 
My birth story:
 
On the 22nd of Dec, I saw a bit of my mucus plug and nothing much else happened so I went about my day as normal. I called the birth suite and they said it sounded like things has started so I went in for a check up. They confirmed that everything was fine and to come in again the next morning at 8am. They said if nothing happened over night they would need to induce me to prevent infection.
 
On the 23rd of December at 4.30am, I started to feel some light surges so I popped on the affirmations and laid in bed and breathed through them. I got up had a cup of tea and felt ok. I was just chatting to my family then I felt a rush down there so I went to the toilet. To my horror, it was a gush of blood so we called the birth suite and they told us to come straight in. It was the only time I felt scared but I remembered to stay calm and...
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We thoroughly enjoyed the hypnobirthing course and we used the techniques during our 18-hour labour.

Hi Melissa, 
 
Thank you for the email. We thoroughly enjoyed the hypnobirthing course and we used the techniques during our 18-hour labour. I did not need any pain relief and can confidently say I was unable to feel much sensation during the final birthing phase, despite muscular fatigue and cramping felt throughout my body.
 
I required some inducing and an episiotomy to assist the natural vaginal birth after 2 hours of pushing and our baby’s heart dropping. As soon as the incision was made, our son joined us on the earthside. My partner and my mother were my birthing supports which worked incredibly well. My partner providing constant touch and pressure point massage, while my mum offered ice, drinks and heat packs. 
 
Here is a photo that was taken during labour. The image and the sound of Cat Stevens brings the most amazing sense of love and joy and uncontrollable tears. We were so blessed to have a healthy son who we named River Wade...
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I am forever transformed from this experience.

water birth Mar 22, 2021
I’ve been trying to work out how best to express my recent birth experience, I’ll keep it short but I honestly could talk about it until the cows come home.
 
This was my second baby, I completed hypnobirthing online for my first birth which was educational and helped me process on the day - I had an OB through the private system, it was a 21hr labour ending in an epidural and vacuum delivery.
 
Afterwards, I took a long time to recover and absolutely despised the childbirth process, I found it painful, exhausting, uncomfortable and awkward.
 
When I fell pregnant with our second I knew I had to shift my mind and change the way I thought about birth to be in with a chance to have a calm and physiological birth, so I redid the hypnobirthing online course once more.
 
Talk to me now and I’ll say that having my second baby, using midwife-led care through a birthing centre has absolutely changed my entire perception of birth. I CANNOT...
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Having the hypnobirthing course and tracks allowed me to focus on my body and mind and forgot all the other stuff that could inevitably get me down.

Hi fellow hypnobirthers.. Positive induction and Birth Story.
 
This is my positive birth story of my second baby Ella Margaret Rignall born 9th February, weighing a beautiful 4.05kgs.
 
I had gestational diabetes with this pregnancy and I’m not going to lie it was tough going there for sometime, as during my antenatal care (I went public) it seemed the whole focus was on my GDM and not anything else related to the lead up to the birth. This caused me much frustration with the way the public hospital system is set up for soon to be mothers however I knew much of it was out of my control.
 
At my 36 wk check up I started to get pressure from the obstetrician registrars to book an induction at 39wks. I was having a small dose of insulin for my overnight fasting levels which according to hospital policy I was to have my baby at 39wks. I declined based on my test and monitoring results up to that point as she and I were very healthy, and I felt confident that...
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I listened to the affirmations for birthing track on repeat.

caesarean Mar 17, 2021
Finally ready to post my story... baby Daphne born 18/2/21 - due date was 19/2/21.
 
First baby I was diagnosed with preeclampsia at 40+3, induced that afternoon and went through 12 hours labour before ending in emergency Caesar. I had an epidural because the pain of the induction drip was too strong, got to 6cm but then deemed a failure to progress and baby was born in the theatre. I was extremely traumatised by the process, had done hypnobirth course online and not been prepared for the interventions.
 
Baby #2 Daphne - difficult pregnancy with an umbilical hernia and gestational diabetes. I was healthy throughout the pregnancy with diet and walking as that’s all I could do for exercise. I started acupuncture at 38 weeks to try and encourage natural spontaneous labour. I had sessions every 3 days and afterwards, I had some contractions that would ease off by morning and then come irregularly through the following days. At 39+5 I had more regular contractions...
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Hypnobirthing was the best decision I could have made in regards to birthing my babe!

Uncategorized Feb 17, 2021
FTM here. I went into spontaneous labour on Dec 29 at around 6pm, I was 41+0 (about 3 hours after deciding to have a stretch and sweep!). I laboured for about 20 hours at home before labouring 4 more hours at hospital.
 
The first part of labour I spent resting in between surges, as they were quite far apart and mild. It was only really the last 6 hours that things got intense, and even then, I wouldn't say that I ever felt "in pain", it was more just pressure and tightening where you'd feel period pain. Breathing was honestly what I consider as being my main form of analgesia! Although warm water helped a lot, too!
 
My LO emerged the next day at around 6pm and her birth was beautiful and calm (the midwife came in and asked my birth partner if I had still been surging because she couldn't tell, it just looked like I was sleeping!). Bub was super chill the whole time, her heart stayed between 130 and 150 BPM, even as she was coming down the birth path. In fact, she...
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Because of hypnobirthing, I knew my rights and I understood more thoroughly the process of birth.

Hi everyone,
 
I would like to share my positive birth story with you all as I loved reading them during my pregnancy .
 
This was my first pregnancy and our beautiful baby is thanks to IVF. For most of my pregnancy, I played out my own mother’s birth story as though it would also become mine... I had fears and beliefs around caesareans, inductions and not being able to breastfeed. I was wrong and was able to move past those beliefs and hypnobirthing is the main reason why.
 
Firstly, because of my strong preference to not be induced, I did have three acupuncture appointments in the three days leading up to my due date and it certainly ramped things up with my tightenings and discomfort I could feel a change going up a notch after each appointment.
 
Then at 2.30 am Tuesday 12th January 2021 ( exactly 40 weeks ) my membranes released. I hopped in the shower and my husband called the midwives to let them know. At this point I had no pains at all so the...
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