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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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ALL subsequent babes will be Hypnobubs and I can't wait to do it again!

Hi Melissa, 

I would love to begin by saying - THANK YOU! It has been 7 wonderful months since we welcomed our firstborn, Natalie, into the world via a natural and surreal hypnobirth.
 
It is quite funny looking back on that night. We arrived at the hospital and I was in my 'hypnobirthing zone' feeling relaxed and in control. Upon arrival, the midwife had incorrectly fit the monitor to my belly by accident and my contractions were not registering. Because I was also handling each surge so well and breathing through my labour, it seemed like they were a bit doubtful that I actually was in labour at all!
 
Luckily, my husband had been with me every step of the course and was my point of contact and biggest advocate throughout the entire process. He assured them that I WAS experiencing contractions and set about preparing the room to ensure I was able to keep in a state of calm and achieve the hypnobirth that I wanted.
 
At one point I finally asked to know how...
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"Can this be transition already? Labor's only been on for 3 hours!"

induction natural birth Dec 07, 2020

Hello Melissa,

 
When I got home after the birth of my little hypnobub, I really wanted to thank you and share my story. But I got so caught up with my busy life and put my email aside.
She turned one this weekend. It's about time I send it!
 
We chose to prepare ourselves for the birth of our second baby through your online course for two main reasons: the first was I wanting to achieve a natural birth (I had a good yet not drug free first birthing experience, and I realised afterwards that a lot could have... should have been different because I hadn't been properly informed and prepared), the second was for my husband to feel empowered as a birth partner with tools in his pocket (he didn't really know what to do the first time). We really enjoyed the course. That bit about how our brain works is a good piece knowledge even beyond birth preparation.
 
At 40 weeks+3 days I met with my obstetrician who, after examining me, was sorry to let me know that my cervix was...
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The breathing definitely got me through but also the positive mind training

Positive birth story.
 
I decided to do hypnobirthing for my second as my first birth was quite traumatic.
A bit of backstory: my first birth was an induction at 40+10. I was 2cm dilated so my waters were artificially broken and contractions came on strong, I was not prepared for that. Used the gas, had morphine and 3 failed epidurals. I could still feel everything on the left side of my body. I was crazy out of my mind and lost all control. I was stuck on my back on the bed. Birthed after 18hrs on my back. Baby got stuck with shoulder dystocia, emergency called they got her out and she was sent to special care for a few hours. She was 3.4kg (8pound 4ounce). I was disconnected and my body was a war zone. I never wanted to do that again.
 
Fast forward 2years and I was pregnant with a little surprise. I knew I did not want a repeat of the first birth so started practicing hypnobirthing about half way. This time I got into the midwifery group practice and knew how...
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I feel like I could do this all again because of the incredible hypnobirthing techniques that I armed myself with.

My Hypnobirth Story

Zara Maeve born 29/10/20 at 2:49am. 2856grams and 47cm long.

I decided to sign up to the hypnobirthing Australia course online early on in my pregnancy as I knew I wanted a calm and controlled birth experience (I had heard many good things about the course). I committed to listening to the MP3s regularly and practiced my breathing throughout my third trimester. I was feeling confident and ready going into the birth of my first bub.

My labour started just before 5pm last Wednesday with surges that felt like period pain. I had similar surges at 3am that morning but they disappeared and I didn’t feel any for the rest of the day until now, so I wasn’t sure if this was the real thing or false labour pains so I carried on with my evening.

I started cooking dinner around 5:30pm but I could feel that the intensity of my surges was definitely building and they were getting longer. Then I noticed I had lost some of mucus plug while I was pottering around in the...

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My hypnobirthing experience was the most empowering moment of my life!

**Birth story
My hypnobirthing experience was the most empowering moment of my life!
After wanting to avoid an induction this time I went into labour at 39 + 2. Being able to labour at home was amazing, I had all my affirmations set up around the house, was able to use the shower and the bath and i felt so comfortable and relaxed listening to the tracks (prompts for birthing was pretty much on repeat).
 
After labouring at home for about 10 hours we decided it was time to go to the hospital where I was only 4cm - however with each surge I could feel baby moving down and I knew things were progressing very quickly! Before I knew it I was in transition, I must admit I did lose control a bit at this stage and put my thongs on ready to walk out of the hospital (not sure where I was going to go 😅) I made it into the birthing suite just in time, my body naturally started pushing with each surge so I jumped on the bed on all 4s and in 7 mins I caught my baby boy Max! It was the most...
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