Read about how hypnobirthing courses helped these couples have a positive birth. This page is always a work in progress and I’ll add more stories when I can (and when I receive them).
Reading positive birth stories is great preparation for your own birth. Maybe one day soon other people will be inspired by your own positive birth story!
“Having had an extremely positive first labour, as the time neared for my second I was so calm and excited about the experience — which if you have read my first birth story, you will know that first time round I started off feeling absolutely terrified of the prospect of labour! This time I decidedContinue reading “An Unassisted Homebirth During A Global Pandemic”
“If you’d have asked me five years ago if I was going to have children I probably would have said no. Granted not the main reason, but one very real reason for not having children was my complete and utter fear of giving birth. When I thought of labour, I thought of irreparable damage andContinue reading “Super Speedy Water Birth”
“At 3am on Tuesday morning, I woke up to a trickle of water running down my leg. I instantly knew my waters had gone. Once I stood up there was a bigger loss of waters. Even though this was baby number 3, never had my waters gone before I was in active labour, so thisContinue reading “Baby Number 3!”
Like many, my birth ‘plan’ was to have spontaneous labour, a water birth and to nail it using just breathing and gas/air. Mister man had different ideas though and was frank breech from 33w. We researched anything that may help to turn him, and began with holistic methods – we did moxibustion most nights, alongContinue reading “Positive Caesarean Birth – Sarah’s Story”
I woke up early Monday morning around 2:30am thinking my waters had broken – I had a little trickle. I then started with mild period cramps. When Gary’s alarm went off for work, I told him I had a feeling she’s coming today! I spent the morning bouncing on my birth ball and contacted theContinue reading “Baby Bonnie – Dealing With A Change in Plan!”
I had started with little surges that came on and off throughout Monday and Tuesday but that was all and they didn’t progress to anything but that. I went to bed Tuesday night early (my body must have known to have an early night)…. My little boy woke at 11.30pm and would normally settle withContinue reading “Lucie’s Empowered Birth”
On Monday 21st November at about 8am, I woke up to a bit of water tricking down my legs. I rang the birth centre who said just keep an eye on it and ring us back if you lose anymore – I didn’t. I went about my daily chores and we did the supermarket shoppingContinue reading “The Hypnobirth of Henry”
(This is the birth of the second baby of my good friends, Sarah and Lee. I had the privilege of being their birth partner for the wonderful birth of baby Jonathan.) My guessing date was 19th September. From the 9th, I’d started having slight twinges on and off every few days – nothing major –Continue reading “Lovely Homebirth – Jonathan”
A few days before the big day, I had awoken to some quite strong surges. I started timing them but once I got up and sorted my toddler out, they fizzled out. On the Wednesday before she was born, the same thing happened again: woke at 4am to contractions and thought that this could beContinue reading “Sophie’s Birth Story”
“Having had a difficult pregnancy due to severe sickness and some complications we attended a hypnobirthing course mainly because we wanted to make the remainder of the pregnancy and going into labour as positive as possible as opposed to being fearful. We were also keen for my partner Alex to have an active role inContinue reading “The birth of Grayson – Birth Centre”
We’d had a few challenges towards the end of pregnancy, because I’d gone past my due date and measurements were showing baby was ‘big’. We had experienced some pressure from the hospital to induce, but as I felt good, baby seemed good, and all seemed well, we wanted to leave baby to come in herContinue reading “Hira and Tomas’s hospital birth story”