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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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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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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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Because of hypnobirthing, I knew my rights and I understood more thoroughly the process of birth.

Hi everyone,
 
I would like to share my positive birth story with you all as I loved reading them during my pregnancy .
 
This was my first pregnancy and our beautiful baby is thanks to IVF. For most of my pregnancy, I played out my own mother’s birth story as though it would also become mine... I had fears and beliefs around caesareans, inductions and not being able to breastfeed. I was wrong and was able to move past those beliefs and hypnobirthing is the main reason why.
 
Firstly, because of my strong preference to not be induced, I did have three acupuncture appointments in the three days leading up to my due date and it certainly ramped things up with my tightenings and discomfort I could feel a change going up a notch after each appointment.
 
Then at 2.30 am Tuesday 12th January 2021 ( exactly 40 weeks ) my membranes released. I hopped in the shower and my husband called the midwives to let them know. At this point I had no pains at all so the...
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I honestly could not believe what had just happened. It felt like I had the most amazing experience.

Hi guys!
 
Positive birth story:
 
We welcomed Adeline into the world at 311pm on the 20th Jan. 6 hours labouring all up. 37+1 weeks and 6.6 pounds.
 
I was in bed at 615am in the morning and ruptured my membranes spontaneously. My husband was out on a bike ride at the time so I called him to come home. I only had slight period-like discomfort at the time. I went back to bed for an hour with my tens machine on. I spoke with my OBGYN who came to the house on the way to work at 745. Everything was fine, but she wanted me to go to the hospital at 900am to have the monitoring put on and check things out.
 
At 900 I started having some tightening which I assumed were contractions and we started making our way to the hospital. At 945 the midwife told me I was in established labour and I wouldn’t be going home. Everything was very bearable at the time and my breathing was all I needed to get through surges that were 3 mins apart.
 
At 1130 we were...
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So with everything I had left in me I pushed once and his head came out...

Hi Hypnomums!
 
I wanted to share my positive birth story with you. First-time mum - I started having period like pains on Thursday 21st at 2pm - I was 40 weeks and 4 days. I didn’t know if it was labour starting so just relaxed and tried not to get too excited! After an hour or two there was a definite pattern to them and they progressively got stronger so I knew this was it!
 
I had a big dinner that night and went to bed listening to prompts for birthing and surge of the sea on repeat. I laboured all night at home, doing my best surge breathing throughout and trying to rest in between. I hopped in the bath at around 2am to try and get some relief as the pressure was starting to become intense. My partner used light touch through every surge and drizzled water over me while in the bath.
 
At around 4am I asked my partner to call our midwife as I felt I was exhausted and wanted to go to the hospital to try some gas and get comfortable there. She advised that...
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It was the most magical experience ever!

Hi Melissa,

Hope you had a lovely Christmas!

I just wanted to share my birth story and Hypnobirthing journey with you as it was such a positive experience for me and hopefully will help new mums out there too.

From the moment I found out I was pregnant, I knew I wanted to research and educate myself and my husband as best as possible on my birth preferences and rights as a birthing woman. I always wanted a calm and safe birth with minimal to no medical intervention if possible.

I purchased the Hypnobirthing Australia online course at around 28 weeks pregnant, as I live in Melbourne and was unable to have face to face classes due to Covid-19 restrictions. The online program was so well set out and easy to follow. Melissa’s classes helped me to feel so informed and educated for my birth and the team of midwives at the hospital knew about Hypnobirthing and supported me in all of my decisions!

My waters broke at 6:30pm on a Thursday night and my husband and I did our best to just stay...

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I had an impressively quick birthing experience, considering it was my first!

gas natural birth Dec 15, 2020

Hey there Melissa,

 
I had an impressively quick birthing experience, considering it was my first!
 
My surges started at around 8:30am 23rd November being regular at 5 minutes apart and lasting a minute as soon as they came on.
 
We went to my obstetrician appointment at 9:30am and told him I was in labour, so we popped over to the hospital to check in with one of the midwives. Because I was a week over due, I was hooked up onto the CTG machine to check bub was ok and to see my contractions. 
 
We left the hospital to go home again, only to be there for 45 minutes before my waters broke! By the time we got back to the hospital, my surges had become a lot more intense and within 15 minutes I was in the water bath (~1:15pm)
 
The midwives were absolutely amazing, keeping the bathroom dimly lit, hushed voices and only whispering affirmations to me to help me as the surges got more frequent and more intense.
 
I had gas and air (only 30%) to keep the...
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