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Caesarean birth of Theo!

cesarean Jan 09, 2018

I actually can’t thank you enough for the impact that the course had on my delivery. I was a very cool cucumber during the whole procedure, even when Theo had trouble breathing and I lost a lot of blood. Unfortunately he couldn’t be placed on me in theatre but we did seeding straight away which was good.

From the work I did, I knew that I/we were safe and where I needed to be.

I spent the delivery doing deep diaphragmatic breathing with my husband rubbing the touch point on my head (while standing up to watch the whole thing!)

I was anxious beforehand, but as soon as the spinal and epidural were both in, I became very calm and focused. It was amazing.

Thank you so much for allowing me to trial the online program, it truly allowed me to have the most amazing experience.

Thanks Melissa

Sarah

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Music for labour and birth

Uncategorized Jan 06, 2018

I often receive messages from mamas that I have taught, asking for guidance in choosing some music for their birthing playlist. Parents often ask for the details of the artist of the background music from of our Hypnobubs™ tracks.

I recommend Christopher Lloyd Clark. He is an Australian artist who specialises in meditation music.

Christopher meditates himself, so I know that he is coming from a very authentic place when creating his beautiful music. He also feels very honoured to know that mamas listen to his music during such an important time in their lives and that his compositions are often the first strains of music that a baby hears when they come from the womb. 

Because Hypnobubs and Hypnobirthing Australia mamas listen to our hypnobirthing tracks all throughout our pregnancy and birth; we become conditioned and associate the background music with the messages of deep relaxation given in the words of the tracks.

Sometimes, during...

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Hypnobirthing was a powerful gift that guided me through a rough time - I loved EVERY moment of my birth

Uncategorized Dec 21, 2017

My baby boy Ari is now 3 months and time has slid by at an astonishing rate. It feels like yesterday I was eagerly awaiting the chance to meet him. Our day was heart stopping and I felt so proud to meet him.

I have two other children and their births were amazing but for both I experienced fear and pain and ended in epidurals and I wish I could go back and tell my younger self how to make our birthing days as easy and relaxed as Ari’s.

I had a tricky pregnancy where I was told I had lost my baby on no less than 3 occasions, admitted for observation at 34 weeks and being pressured to induce from 35 weeks on. I was a mess when I decided to look for something to give me back my power. Hypnobirthing was a powerful gift that guided me through a rough time.

So I had to have an induction at 36 weeks and was admitted into hospital the night previous to our day. My partner went home and I spent the night meditating as I was too excited to sleep much.

I was brought into the birthing...

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I manifested the birth of my dreams!

Uncategorized Dec 21, 2017

This is a story of the power of the feminine heart and body. I had a strong intention and manifestion with the birth of my second child. I had a long and intense home birth with my first daughter and wanted to have a  calm, smooth and quick labour and birth with my second. I wanted

  • 2-3 hour labour and birth
  • to be born between 11am -1pm
  • my perineum to be completely intact
  • have the support and caregivers I needed
  • have faith that my body was designed for birth

It started at 5.22am I felt liquid come out of my vaginal canal and thought this may be it. The body was 41 weeks and 5 days. I went to the toilet and felt a little more liquid come out, then about 30 minutes later my surges started really gently. I knew it was my membranes releasing as the liquid started releasing more and more and the intensity of my surges increased. I would flop my body on the wall at home.

I knew our 3 and a half-year-old daughter needed to go into childcare so we called and luckily they had a place...

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Welcome to the world yet another hypnobub!

Uncategorized Dec 13, 2017

Welcome to the world yet another hypnobub!

Eliza  was born yesterday after a quick and speedy delivery in the hospital birthing pool.

My membranes released almost 24 hours before her birth, and that whole day I just focused on being relaxed and used all of my techniques learnt through the Hypnobubs online course Affirmations for beautiful birthing were mostly my 'go to' track.

The birth escalated very quickly that evening, after my parents finally arrived at our house to look after our two-year-old daughter who we had to put to bed, we made our way into the hospital and by the time I had got there I was already 4 cm dilated.

I continued to use my breathing techniques which relaxed me so much that I progressed very quickly.

I didn't think I could handle the frequency or intensity of the waves/contractions so I did wave the red flag and scream for an epidural. But in the end the doctor actually refused to administer it (I had one for my first birth) and then I was...

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"It was such a fantastic birth!!

Uncategorized Dec 13, 2017

Cooper Eric  arrived 11.41pm on 18.10.17.

We had to be induced due to the presence of meconium. 

The labour went for 5.5 hours and the only pain relief used was relaxation, visualisation and breathing techniques learned through hypnobubs!


We had multiple things happen which weren't our preference (eg. Unable to birth in the birth centre due to requiring external and later on internal foetal monitoring, having to bear down on the bed with my legs in stirrups due to my son needing to be suctioned out and an episiotomy) but none of that phased me in the slightest as the hypnobubs course had taught me to trust my baby and body with whatever turn my birthing takes.


It was such a fantastic birth! Looking forward to doing it all over again in the future!

Jodie

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My Positive Caesarean Birth Story - Second Time Around

cesarean Oct 31, 2017

Penny completed our Hypnobubs™ Positive Cesarean Online Course. Here is her inspiring story...

My first baby was born 5 weeks early by emergency caesarean. I had antenatal classes booked in for the following weekend so wasn't prepared at all for the birth, nor had I even considered that I might have a cesarean. I had no idea what a caesarean entailed and didn't have time to do any research before I was wheeled into the operating theatre. It was a very traumatic experience for me which I believe impacted greatly on being able to bond with my daughter. I swore I would never have a caesarean again.

A VBAC was offered for my second pregnancy but after much consideration my partner and I decided the safest option for our second baby was by planned caesarean. A friend suggested calm birthing so I did some research and found Melissa’s online Positive Caesarean Course.

After the first module I already felt more positive and openminded about the whole experience.

The course...

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"Hypnobirthing helped me to surpass everything with serenity and to accept the setbacks"

Uncategorized Oct 31, 2017

Hypnobubs Mama from Portugal Writes About Her Positive Birth Experience!

Hello,

I was the mother of a girl on the 26th of August and I started the Hypnobubs with 34 weeks. I had already had a first birth that was nothing I expected so that I was determined to make it different.

Here in Portugal induce deliveries at 41 weeks. For the second time I reached 41 weeks but I decided to wait another few days.

The delivery was eventually induced in the same but the Hypnobirthing helped
me to surpass everything with serenity and to accept the setbacks.

In the end, although it took a while, I had the best experience I could imagine. I have already recommended the course in a chronicle in a newspaper where I write. I'm just sorry I did not know about the course earlier!

Marta

Click on the Image below to read the full article posted in a local Portuguese Newspaper with english translation.

Marta was also supported by Hypnobubs™ Portuguese speaking Practitioner, Carin Pires (Contact...

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The Hypno Homebirth of Alexander with Video Slideshow!

Uncategorized Oct 31, 2017
 

Hypnobubs mama (and midwife), Melanie in New Zealand shares her inspiring journey through labour and birth.

On Tuesday morning, the 8th August I woke up feeling rather sorry for myself after another sleepless night from pain in my pelvis, heart burn-you name it,  but also because I was feeling uncomfortable in my belly that was different from the tightenings that I had been having since the second trimester!

We had planned to go out to Rangiora and visit my mum and hang with her as it was Tuesday café day but I said to my daughter Lily-Rose, who is seven and is homeschooled, that lets just stay in bed today and not go anywhere! But I thought if this was early labour starting then the last thing I wanted was to be at home waiting around for something to happen, much better to keep busy, so off we went and over the course of the day I complained to my mum that my tummy was starting to get a few niggles of something and we had a laugh that I would probably go into labour...

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It was seamless, relaxing, joyful and empowering!

Uncategorized Sep 06, 2017

Azra from Dirty Mercy Mama is a doula, birth coach, blogger and STAR Hypnobubs mama!

She has written her very inspiring birth story on her blog and you can read the full birth story HERE.

She says...

"As a doula, I’ve seen that the most positively remembered births happen to women who take charge and educate themselves about their rights and options as a birthing mother well ahead of time. The most positive births happen to women who aren’t too proud build their little village of support, hire a doula and those who focus on mental preparation in addition to physical prep. With my own second birth, I focused mainly on mental exercises and visualizations to release my fears and trust my body.

I signed up for a life-changing hypnobirthing class in the weeks before and cannot believe the ease in which I birthed. Because I have a career and family to balance, the best option for me was to seek an online course. One of the most recommended to me was Hypnobubs curriculum. It...

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