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Emiliana Home Hypno-Water Birth!

When we received this beautiful birth story from Emiliana about the birth of baby Mollie we knew we had to share it with you all: “After a manic few weeks of moving house on the 28th August (my guess date being the Friday 4th September) I decided to treat myself to a pregnancy massage on my guess…

When Home Births Don’t Go To Plan!

We loved reading this story. This is what can happen when your home birth doesn’t go to plan! So after starting to plan a home birth, baby decided to come at 38 weeks. We were just dozing off to sleep after listening to our relaxation MP3 when I was woken by a hard kick followed…

Karis’ Positive Caesarean Birth

“At 41.3 weeks I relented and had an appointment for a sweep. After having refused the first one the week before we made the decision, with the CBS help, that a sweep was ok for me and may help things move on a bit. At this point I should say that my parents had come…

Hypnotherapy for Labour Employing Natural Strategies to Reduce Pain During Childbirth

It’s the question on everybody’s lips. Can hypnotherapy or hypnobirthing help to reduce the pain of childbirth during labour? Whilst the science says no, we at The Calm Birth School have received a plethora of emails stating the complete opposite. However, pain free labours are NOT our focus. In fact it drives us a little…

Why Hypno Birthing Can Ease the fears of Expectant Mothers?

The number of celebrities and articles talking about how hypno birthing is helping them during their journey through pregnancy is amazing. It does so much to bring hypnobirthing into the main stream. However, despite all of the talk there are still big misunderstandings when it comes to what hypnobirthing can and can’t do. The type…

The Most Incredible Twin Home Birth Story You Have Ever Heard!!

Seriously, this story rocks!!! So, I’m going to apologize for the slight fan girl excitement at the start of this interview. BUT this was a really special interview for me because I got to talk to the wonderful Lana Shlafer who shares with us her amazing twin home birth story. There are so many interesting…

It was like the baby had kicked through the amniotic sac

This week’s birth story comes from a lovely couple Sarah and Arnie who attended a TCBS Hypnobirthing course with Joanne White of Love Parenthood in Peterborough. Thank you for sharing this wonderful story with is!     Ellie was born a week early.   My Fiancée and I had just got to bed when we…

The baby was back to back…It didn’t all go to plan, but I am so proud of us

This week’s birth story comes from a lovely couple Michelle and Patrick who attended a TCBS Hypnobirthing course with Liz Stanford the owner of The Calm Birth School. Thank you for sharing this wonderful story with is!   “Pregnant with my third child after having fertility treatment (following secondary infertility, my other 2 children were…

We couldn’t have dealt with it so calmly without Hypnobirthing

This week’s birth story come from a lovely couple Jenny and Edd who attended TCBS Hypnobirthing course with Madeleine Leizerman of Worcestershire HypnoBirthing and Mums Wellbeing Hub. Thank you for sharing this wonderful story with us.   The Birth of Arthur Henry Sherwood Monk – Jenny and Edd’s Story  Before I became pregnant, I thought I…

I gave in to the contractions and mooed my way through each surge

This week’s birth story comes our very own Gwen Lassey from Mamas Mission (Gwen teaches hypnobirthing in London, UK covering Barnet and the surrounding areas). We spent Monday at home with Ezra, playing, and I wondered why all things early labour felt like they had come to a stop.  The week prior I had had lots…

We arrived at 7.10 pm and he was born at 7.29 pm

This week’s birth story comes from a gorgeous couple, who attended a TCBS Hypnobirthing refresher course in with Liz Stanford Owner of The Calm Birth School. Thank you for sharing this wonderful story with us!   When I found out I was expecting my second child I decided to book a refresher with Liz. Two years…

I struggled to communicate but I trusted my birth partner, the midwifes and my birthing body

This week’s birth story comes from a lovely lady, who attended a TCBS Hypnobirthing course with Georgina Forsyth from SONA Mum – Hypnobirthing & Hypnotherapy covering Aberdeenshire and Angus. Thank you for sharing this wonderful story with us!   Isabelle Maisie Rose Goodchild 26.11.19 19.13 6lbs 6ozs   This is the story of how Isabelle…

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