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Not an everyday successful birth story.

Not an everyday successful birth story. But do want to put my experience there for other mums.
 
We had to induce the bub at week 38 because my HG hasn’t been able to give enough nutrition to the bub. My fundal height was really low and the doctor got worried. Bub born at 2.6kg so the doctor was quite right actually.
 
On the day of the induction, my cervix was only 1 cm dilated and it’s tucked behind the baby’s head which made the internal exam and breaking the water extremely hard. Thanks to Hypnobirthing, I was able to breathe through the whole thing. The midwife actually said I need to teach them how to focus and breathe and that my pain tolerance is incredibly high.
 
After the water break, started the drip and everything around 11:00 am. The contraction was getting stronger and longer with each dose increase. I managed until around 4:30 pm with visualisation and breathing, counting my breath and also used vocalisation when others start...
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We had the most incredible, empowering and perfect birth

We started our journey through Frances Perry private with Dr Sushen Naidoo who recommended that we do Hypnobirthing with Vanessa at Illoura Birth. We signed up not long after.

About halfway through our pregnancy journey, I had an intense intuition to switch to a home birth with private midwives. I loved Dr Sush so it was a hard decision but I desperately wanted a natural, Unmedicated and no intervention birth for me and my son. So, after a bit of convincing of my partner, we switched to home birth. We had the most incredible midwives and doula which helped make my partner more comfortable with the idea of birthing at home.

We had our hypnobirthing class which we both loved. I practised the techniques and recordings daily. I particularly love the tracks which I meditated to (and still do) daily.

George decided to come with no induction at 41+4 weeks. It was a 16-hour labour with a few complications making the labour longer and more painful than it needed to be. He wasn’t...

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It was nothing like what I expected but I found that I had every tool I needed throughout the process

2nd baby naturalbirth Jun 01, 2021
My baby boy was born on April 28th and it was nothing like what I expected but I found that I had every tool I needed throughout the process. I also found so much love and support on the Facebook page.

This was my second baby and I thought I knew what to expect. I did not have a hypno birth with my first son, but I had done a little reading on hypnobirthing and found that labour was actually pretty easy. Then there were complications that I was not prepared for and the whole experience ended up leaving me feeling like I had lost control and scared to repeat the process. So this time around I decided to double down and I found hypnobubs. My husband and I did the course and practices together, it was lovely and I felt so prepared and cared for.

My surges started the Friday before my guess date and I was so happy and excited. I felt this was really it so I called my husband and he called his parents to come down and watch our older son. By the time dinner came around they had stopped!...
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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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