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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
After an anxiety-filled first pregnancy and a frightening, fast and stressful first birth, I decided to look into hypnobirthing for my second. What I found was more than I could have ever imagined. My hypnobirthing pregnancy was calm and positive as I practiced my affirmations and techniques. I fell asleep every night listening to the[caption id="attachment_36569" align="alignright" width="241"] The moment we met baby Flynn[/caption]
relaxation tracks and felt joyful, positive and excited about my upcoming birth. My hypnobirth was so beautiful that 5 minutes after our hypnobub was born, I said to my husband " I want to do that AGAIN!". My two births could not have been more different and I am so grateful that I found hypnobirthing. Here is my story,
My husband and I started your hypnobirthing online course about two months before our little one was due. At 37 weeks we were told that Bub was not thriving and I would be induced at about 38 weeks. I had envisaged having a labour induction free so the news was not ideal. Our baby arrived naturally (induction free) at 37 weeks and 4 days.
We had spoken to our obstetrician about our wishes for the labour, namely to have a quiet dimmed room, limited intervention, minimal people in the room and to talk us through the steps he was taking. Our midwife kept commenting on how calm I was throughout the process. So calm that she believed the baby was not due for some hours. When the obstetrician came to see how dilated I was, he told me that bubs would arrive in a matter of minutes. He was correct and our little girl was welcomed into the world a few minutes later. We then spent hours having beautiful skin to skin contact before she was weighed etc.
If I could describe my labour in three...
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