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"I'm so grateful for the tools this course gave me!"

Hi Melissa,

I'd love to share my hypnobirth story, I'm so grateful for the tools this course gave me!

I had a pretty traumatic birth with my first born - induction, then the cascade of interventions leading to pethidine, epidural, vacuum delivery and episiotomy which made recovery painful for almost 2 months - the experience made me very frightened to birth again.

Needless to say, I wanted a different experience second time around! I followed a birth page that showed beautiful images of positive births and I saw they were hypnobirths and thought that's what I want to do! So I bought the Hypnobubs online course and put in all of the time and practice recommended.

I did still have a tiny bit of doubt as to whether I would be able to birth completely drug-free as I remembered my last labour so clearly still but I thought I'd give it my best shot and not be too hard on myself if I ended up getting an epidural.

I went into labour on my own at 40+3 and easily breathed through surges for the...
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I was able to prepare for a very different birth experience this time round.

Hi Melissa,

 
My husband and I completed the online hynobirthing course prior to the birth of our second child, Arlo. We found it so incredibly useful! It was practical, informative and empowering. It helped me in particular to reflect on my previous birth experience with our first child, and because of those reflections and the course I was able to prepare for a very different birth experience this time round. 
 
I loved listening to the affirmations track on my walks and surge of the sea track each night before bed. From our preparations I thought we'd use the light touch massage and prompts from the cheat sheet, however once in labour I got into the zone and didn't really want anyone to interrupt me! I had asked my care provider prior to avoid any internal examinations unless necessary which also helped me stay in my zone. She was very respectful of the space and I barely noticed her doing her checks and monitoring me and the baby (I was induced so had the CTG on...
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The practice bundle has been helping so much.

" Just wanted to say (the practice bundle) has been helping so much. Melissa's voice is fantastic, it helps to relax immensely ( the music itself is already very soothing). In these trouble times we are living in at the moment, when is so easy to let the news, the fear take the most of us, it has helped me calm down, focus in myself and makes me feel empowered for the birth to come." 

Maria - Portugal

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I feel so empowered by the experience and feel so grateful I can tell my story from a positive place.

natural birth Aug 20, 2019

Dear Melissa,

I wanted to send you a note to say thank you. My husband Tom and I completed your online Hypnobirthing course throughout our pregnancy and the information and skills we developed helped immensely with the birth of our little girl Queenie who arrived on July 25, 3 weeks early at the Mater Hospital in Sydney, Australia.

I can honestly say Hypnobirthing contributed to us having the most positive and incredible birth. My husband was an incredible coach and support throughout the entire labour and my mum was a fantastic back massager :)

I feel so empowered by the experience and feel so grateful I can tell my story from a positive place. A story so different from all the negative and fearful accounts I had been exposed to in the last 9 months and most of my life, to be honest!

The Hypnobirthing course allowed me to go into the experience with a completely different perspective and mindset and one I feel which allowed it to transpire the way it did.

I handled the surges and...

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I’m so grateful that my birth was such a positive experience

natural birth water birth Aug 20, 2019

My little guy was born 12 days past his due date, one day before the hospital had me scheduled in to be induced. At first, I was quite upset about the possibility of an induction, but the hypnobirthing approach helped me to let go and decide to calmly meet whatever path my birthing took. I was still keeping my fingers crossed he would decide to come on his own before then so I felt really positive and excited when I finally went into labour naturally.

I woke up a few times overnight with some lower belly pain and by 4am Thursday morning my surges were about 10-15 mins apart and uncomfortable enough that I needed to get out of bed. I spent the next 14 hours at home as they gradually increased in frequency and intensity, and I used a TENS machine and listened to the affirmations and meditation music while my partner timed the surges. 

When we got to the hospital the midwife in the assessment centre said something about maybe sending me home, which I was horrified by because I was...

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My midwife Lindsey were so supportive and confident throughout my pregnancy an due to her experience, knowledge and calming nature I felt completely safe an at ease.

home birth Aug 13, 2019

Hi Melissa,

I’d just like the thank you so much your online course is amazing. I birthed my second son over 10months now at home it was so perfect I wish I would have had it on video.

After a 26hr labor with my first son(Des) and ending up in theatre having an episiotomy and forceps( resulting in Dessie’s neck being damaged)I wanted my second pregnancy and labor to be different I come across your online course.

I listen to the tracks every night at bedtime and practised the breathing techniques throughout my pregnancy. My partner broke his foot at work when I was 38 weeks so we switched to a homebirth it was the best decision we ever made.

Our baby was in a posterior position we tried everything to move before labor started but having undertaken your course I felt confident and trusted my body it would know what to do I was 41weeks and my doctor was happy to let me go to 42 weeks before intervention again I had faith and trusted that my baby would come when ready .

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I feel so empowered and in awe of my body after giving birth to my daughter!

natural birth Jul 15, 2019

My name is Nina Acedera. I wanted to share
our (quite long) positive hypnobirth story! I started your online course at around week 20 of my pregnancy. Our little hypnobub Magnolia-Jo was born with a completely natural and pain-free labor and delivery on 8 June 2019 at 7:04AM. I was 37 weeks and 5 days pregnant at the time I went into labor.

I actually had a bit of a scare when I was at 34 weeks. I was out at the grocery store and about to go to work when I felt a huge gush of blood come out, almost like a period.  I immediately called the midwife and she asked me to come into the hospital so that they could check to see if there were any problems with my baby or placenta. I was in tears while I was walking back to my car and was feeling quite shaken up, but then I decided that, even if this would mean her coming to the world earlier than expected, I would calmly meet whatever turn my birthing would take. I turned on my affirmations and took relaxation breaths on the whole drive...

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My First Birth Was Traumatic. My Second was a Hypnobirth!

natural birth Jul 15, 2019

Dear Melissa,

I just want to thank you for your wonderful online course that prepared me mentally in the lead-up and during the birth of my second bub. After my first labour where I was induced, in bed with stirrups, with an assisted delivery complete with a ventouse and episiotomy I was quite traumatised. I told a friend that I was quite scared about labour this time around and she recommended your Hypnobubs Online course.

I crammed listening to a lesson a night as I was 36 weeks pregnant. I found your ‘toolkit’ so helpful. I was so calm and zen and the contractions were so manageable that we stayed at home way too long and delivered our beautiful baby girl Heidi calmly in the car at the roundabout just inside the hospital grounds. Friends and family all imagined that to be quite traumatic but it was beautiful, calm and by far my favourite of the two labours so far because of hypnobirthing.

 

The visualisation of surges being like a wave in the ocean alongside...

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My accidental home birth story!

home birth natural birth Jul 15, 2019

Having gone nearly 2 weeks over with my first baby, I decided to up my walking during week 38/39. At 38+6 my toddler and I set off for a huge walk in the morning. 

I had aches from 1 pm that afternoon but thought nothing if it. 

At 8 pm, after our toddler had gone to bed, I had a nice warm bath, listening to the tracks. Something told me to start packing my hospital bag. I didn’t finish but got most of it done. 

At 9 pm I realised the aches were coming and going somewhat regularly and decided to time, just out of interest. They were 10 or so mins apart. This may sound strange but I was SO excited to feel real contractions. I’d previously only felt the fake contractions from being induced. One of my wishes for this birth was to feel a real contraction - wish granted! I had a few tiny spots of blood on my pad just before I went to bed (I’d had zero ‘signs’ before this). I decided to sleep and said to my husband that maybe, just maybe...

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My Birth Really Was Magical All Thanks To Hyponobirthing!

big baby natural birth Jul 12, 2019

Introducing our third babe, Rio, born 5 days before his guess date weighing 4.14kg or 9 pounds 2 ounces. 

I was induced with our first two babies, both ending up with an epidural and the first resulting in a PPH and subsequent issues with feeding. With number 3, I was adamant I did not want to be induced, wanting to experience spontaneous labour however knew that my OB would most likely push for early induction considering I have largish babies. Fast forward to 36 weeks, I was sent for a growth scan after consistently measuring 4 weeks ahead and as suspected, my ob wanted to induce at 38 weeks. Everything I learnt in the hypnobubs course kicked in at this point, I felt empowered, I trusted my body and I stuck to my guns by turning down the induction. I am so glad I did as I couldn’t have wished for a more perfect birth. 

 

Surges started at 10.30pm, Christmas night. At first, they were about 18 mins apart and very mild so I stayed in bed to try to get some...

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