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A beautiful birth story from a Dad's point of view.

Uncategorized Oct 18, 2018

On the 18th August, our little girl arrived.

Mum had been diagnosed with preeclampsia and cholestasis. So bub was induced by our very gentle Naprotechnology obstetrician.

7 hours of active labour later, little miss arrived, without crying, busily looking around herself, staring at mum and dad, and then feeding! She had her priorities!

We used the hypnobubs audio tracks through labour, and a TENS labour machine and Gas for pain relief, much to the Midwife's surprise, as she said most people cannot cope with induction without an Epidural.

We also had a professional Doula with us, which helped a lot.

The delivery ended up being Vacuum Extraction, but Obs was so gentle, bub had no bruise on the head, and mum had no tears and no cuts, no stitches.

We were very happy we found Melissa Spilsteds course, thank you Hypnobubs, we couldn't have had such a peaceful medical birth otherwise.

Hypnobubs Dad Kent

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"I started feeling pressure and a soft urge to push" Noah's Birth Story

Uncategorized Oct 18, 2018

Hi everyone. I’d love to introduce Noah born 9 October via a beautiful water birth at 38+5.

I know I was loving reading detailed positive hypnobirthing stories in the lead up so thought I would share my experience if only to encourage at least 1 person to want to learn more.

On Monday I started feeling a little “strange” I had a few Braxton hicks in the day and a little bit of cramping here and there but nothing consistent or painful.

While on the phone to my mum at 6 pm my waters spontaneously broke. I got in the shower to clean up and started getting a backache so the water felt nice. Surges started maybe around 7:30-8pm and we watched some tv for a bit of distraction.

At around 10:30 they started getting more intense so I put a towel on the floor in the shower to run water over my back and turned on the 'Affirmations for beautiful birthing' track when I suddenly threw up I knew it was time to go to the hospital.

We arrived at the hospital around 11:30 pm and had...

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My amazing midwife even said "Beautiful! Now that is how you birth!"

Uncategorized Oct 11, 2018

I had my first little hypnobub (third baby) on the 30th of August!!

My entire birth was amazing and the first time I went into spontaneous labour too! During labour, I used the breathing techniques, flopping/staying relaxed during surges and kept my positive affirmations going to keep focused. I had a little gas during transition but that was it. Bub was born in the water like my first two births but this one was so much less intense and I actually wanted to do it all over again as soon as he was born!!!! 

I also felt amazing after delivery. I had little discomfort and didn't need any pain relief which I again put down to feeling so relaxed during birthing and not tensing my muscles! 

I also want to mention that immediately after my son was born my amazing midwife simply stated "Beautiful! That is how you birth!"). That will stay with me forever....

My baby was also extremely alert and quiet and slept for 8 hrs.....

So thank you. This was the birth I needed. Now to convince...

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Our Beautiful and Positive Caesarean Birth Story.

Uncategorized Oct 08, 2018
Just wanted to share with you my joy and happiness from finally having my baby and to express my gratitude to you for giving me the opportunity to have it in the best possible way.
 
The c-section was planned for 13th of September, but my baby decided to come out earlier. My membrane released during the night on 11th of September and we headed to the hospital.
 
Six hours later I cradled bubs in my arms. It was nothing like what I expected. The day before I was full of fear about the surgery and even that I could die and not see my baby.
 
But we all were calm and relaxed, thanks to the tracks. The staff at the hospital not only accepted almost everything on my preference list but said that they are offering most of them anyway.
 
My music was playing during the surgery and I got the baby straight out of my womb thanks to my midwife, who excitedly agreed to support me to do the birthing as natural as possible. The cord clumping was delayed not much but still...
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My 3 Hour Birth!

Uncategorized Oct 08, 2018

Lucy is now 3 days old and healthy and we managed to have the positive, natural birth that we planned for!  It was amazing!

After the Thursday morning assessment in which a new obstetrician was, unfortunately, pressuring me into a caesarean again (because of the high head and extra fluid and his past bad experiences with cord prolapse) I got to the point where I was at a loss for words having repeated the same BRAIN technique questions over and over and not being satisfied that all roads pointed to a caesarean.

Because my husband and I had prepared for this he jumped in and said we'd like a second opinion. I was starting to feel like every doctor would have the same opinion when a younger doctor said to me it's really good that I'm asking questions and self-advocating because obstetricians are risk averse due to the litigious nature of society and zero tolerance for unhealthy baby and mum outcomes. I said that's not a good enough reason for me to hand over/ not be apart of...

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"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

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