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Lily’s birth was the most empowering, transformative and amazing experience

Positive birth story! ✨ (sorry for the long post πŸ€ͺ)
8 days ago on the 7/6/21 my baby girl Lily was born (on her due date!) at 4:13pm weighing 4.014kg.
 
After a very long posterior (34 hours) and traumatic first birth with my first born, I was adamant to get the water birth I dreamed of and I have hypnobirthing and my amazing support team to thank for it.
 
So here’s how my birth story went... I woke up on my due date feeling perfectly fine. It wasn’t till about 11:00am that I noticed some super mild period pain twinges. I ignored them and went about my day. By about 12:00pm midday they started feeling more crampy (still mild but slightly more painful) and I decided to time them. They were consistently coming and going every 3-5 mins and lasting 30-50 seconds. It was then I realised I might be in early labour.
 
By about 2:00pm I was having to breathe through my surges as they had picked up in intensity. I was most comfortable bending over the birth...
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Oh, how a weekend changed everything by educating me!

I was made aware of hypnobirthing and did the weekend course when I was 34 weeks pregnant. I honestly thought I was too far into my pregnancy to do it but for me, this was the best thing I could've done.

Before the course, I was scared my anxiety would take over in labour and I didn't want an epidural as I wanted to be in control of my body. Oh, how a weekend changed everything by educating me! 
 
In the weeks leading up to the birth I read affirmations everyday, even making my visitors read one with me on the way out, and listened to calming music. I wrote a birth plan and visioned how I wanted my birth to be. My anxiety turned to excitement.
 
On 14th March, at 39+3 weeks, I had braxton hicks quite strong in the afternoon, I knew something was happening. At 5pm I started to feel tightening and cramping which was bearable. I rang the hospital about 9pm who advised me to take panadol and get some rest.
 
By morning the waves had gone but my show and plug had...
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I was excited but calm and so happy I trusted our decisions and my body!

I attended the Hypnobirthing course with Simone Hackett from Peaceful Birthing and I wanted to share my incredibly positive birth story with you. I used hypnobirthing techniques during my labour and in the lead up to my birth and I felt well informed because of the information in the course. 
 
My waters broke on Monday 1st March at 39 weeks +1 which I was so relieved about as I had horrible back pain and was getting impatient.  I had been drinking raspberry leaf tea, eating dates, expressing, bouncing on an exercise ball and spending time on all 4's to try encourage labour to start. 
 
We went into hospital and whilst they were monitoring me, the baby's heart rate became high and they began preparing me for a caesarean section.  Just as I was about to be wheeled into theatre baby's heart rate went back to normal and the decision was made to continue monitoring me.  I was on the CTG machine for around 7 hours while they were getting the right...
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Hypnobirthing was enormously helpful for such a positive birth experience.

Positive Birth Story βœ¨πŸ€—πŸ’—
 
Been waiting for this post for a while! πŸ₯°
Our sweet girl entered this world in the early hours of Tuesday 27/04/21, born at 37.5 weeks.
 
I completed the Hypnobirthing Course during the pregnancy and found it amazing.
My daughters birth was super quick for a FTM ☺️
 
On the Monday night I had my first contraction over night and then had a few more spaced out Tuesday during the day. I had a busy day! Went for a swim, had a midwife appt, went to the supermarket and cooked dinner. At around 7pm just after dinner, contractions started to ramp up. She was posterior so I experienced all the contractions in my back (ouch!) and the pain was unbelievable. I used a Tens machine from the beginning, walked around the house and changed positions frequently. I became uncomfortable very quickly and arrived at hospital at around 11pm.
 
At hospital I continued with the Tens machine, focused on deep breathing techniques and also used the shower. I...
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The surges were intense, however I found vocalising really helped, working and relaxing as much as I could for each one.

Finnegan 
May 23 at 1:00am
3.8kg / 52cm
Natural, vaginal birth
We welcomed our sweet boy Finnegan after what I would call an extremely positive birth experience, minus some physical trauma discovered post-birth.
 
My entire pregnancy was considered low-risk, so I was lucky enough to be considered for the Family Birth Centre at KEMH. Everything was very straight forward, I had a very active and happy babe in my belly! At the end of my pregnancy, I had an appointment with my midwife at the 38 week mark, where my fundal height had increased more than what was expected. An ultrasound was arranged for the following Friday, and I was ready for the “big baby induction” chat. I had the ultrasound and the sonographer advised that his size was perfect, but my fluid levels were very high. I was whisked up to the Maternal Fetal Assessment Unit where a Dr spoke to me about my options.
 
After waiting hours by myself (this was during WA COVID...
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Oh my gosh, these surges are the most beautiful and empowering thing ever.

18th of December. 40 weeks.

Millie June’s due date.

I woke at 6am after what felt like MJ doing a giant somersault and then some minor cramping. I got up, made my coffee and put on one of my many birth prep playlists. I sat and journaled to MJ (something we had been doing throughout the pregnancy). I had a feeling that perhaps she was on her way to us.

We had our 40wk appointment that morning. The midwife offered a stretch and sweep if we wanted to speed things along or to see if my cervix was ripe , but we declined. We left the hospital talking about the wild possibility of Millie not arriving for another 12 days or so, and a “just-in-case” induction was booked in.

That afternoon we had some spicy pho for dinner, took Luna on a sunset walk, did some perineal massage (Paz’s favourite) whilst listening to my Hypnobirthing Australia tracks, and other things that have been said to help induce labour au naturel

At 10pm as Paz was playing what we now know was his...

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Loved my birth 2nd time round! All thanks to hypnobirthing!

So this is a very very late post but wanted to share it because I just have such a different birth 2nd time round. I loved my birth 2nd time round! All thanks to hypnobirthing!
 
So I have false labour for about 3 weeks before bub showed up so that was a little disheartening. Husband got to the stage where he thought she was never going to come. I went 5 days early with my first So thought no way I'd go over. I went 5 days over this time.πŸ™ˆ Anyways I had a stretch and sweep on the due date had small contractions for the next few hours then they went away. Come Saturday while doing book work at 12.50 pm I though hmm... that was a little stronger than the ones I've been having then again 11 minutes later. Decided I'd should time them and the next two came on 8 minutes called the husband, he said I've just got to start a few more pipes (cotton farmer) so no rushing for him plus he didn't think she was ever coming.
 
I Jumped in the shower and called my mother inboaw and said...
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There was our little miracle boy!

 πŸ’™ Jack Oliver Van Woerden πŸ’™
πŸ—“ 22 May 2021 at 10pm by c section
βš–οΈ 3.84kg
πŸ“ 52cm
πŸ“KEMH, Subiaco WA
 
✨My Hypnobubs positive birth story (first-time mum)✨
 
We had trouble conceiving and tried unsuccessfully naturally for 8 months before being referred to a fertility clinic due to my age (38 at that time). After an 18 month roller coaster of emotions and 4 attempts we fell pregnant via ICSI using a frozen embryo. The tears of pain suddenly turned to tears of joy after watching so many of our friends and family fall pregnant.
 
I wanted to try for a water birth at KEMH Family Birth Centre but I went into this birth not at all married to my birth preferences, and fortunately, this mindset assisted me all the way through. Nothing went as planned, but it didn’t really matter in the end, as my little one arrived safe and healthy πŸ’•
 
I woke up around 5am on Friday 21 May with period like cramps. I thought felt some contractions around 10 mins apart in bed. I...
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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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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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