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Lizzie’s Amazing Natural Birth

A fantastic birth story from the amazing Lizzie with baby Matilda. We loved hearing how you were empowered, in control and making the decisions that were right for you and your baby. Congratulations….. I just wanted to say thank you to The Calm Birth School for helping me calmly and positively deliver my second daughter, Matilda Florence Mary…

Massage Techniques During Pregnancy and Birth

In this week’s masterclass Beccy Hands and I talk all things massage.  What makes a good massage technique and of course how to avoid the bad. I love this class as Beccy does some great myth busting about massage only being a therapy for treating muscular aches and pains.  When you are able to work…

Birth Story Of the Week

Our birth story this week has been shared with us by Naomi Isted. Congratulations Naomi on the birth of your beautiful baby Rocco! Our beautiful big boy Rocco James was born 2nd April at 9.55am weighing 10.1lbs by c-section. It was the most beautiful experience ever. We found out at the start of the week he was…

Birth story of the week

This week’s birth story has been shared with us by the amazing Lisa. Remo Ray was born on Tuesday the 17th March 2015, weighing 4.08kg (8lb 16oz) at 9.58pm. I could not have made it through my labour (19 hours) without the techniques I have learnt in the course. The breathing techniques, affirmations (I made…

Birth story of the week

We do love a birth story over here at The Calm Birth School, check out this one from the amazing Amy 🙂 I got my calm, natural home birth! Baby Verity was born this morning at 0942, so quickly I didn’t get into the pool! She’s 9lb 6 and 1/2 oz and from first contraction…

What Is a doula?

As you know we are BIG advocates of doulas over here at The Calm Birth School, although, we talk about it at length during our course, one of the most common question we receive is, what is a doula? Alongside why do doulas have such a positive impact on the way a woman experiences labour?…

Born weighing 7 lb 11 oz, in our living room, just how we wanted it.

This week’s birth story comes from a lovely couple Rachael and Matai who attended a TCBS Hypnobirthing course with Hannah O’Sullivan of The Calm Birth Midwife in Paignton Devon. Thank you for sharing this wonderful story with is!   At around 5.30 am on Tuesday 18th Feb, I woke with what felt like period pains. …

PHYSICAL DISTANCE, VIRTUAL SUPPORT and LOVE IN ABUNDANCE

At The Calm Birth School we have been thinking hard about how we can support you during this strange and unfamiliar time.  Whilst on paper being asked to retreat to our homes should be an easy feat the reality is something quite different. Pregnancy can be a time of great uncertainty and the added complications…

I was around 6-7 cm dilated so we went straight to the birthing pool!

This week’s birth story comes from a lovely couple Lauren and Laurie who attended a TCBS Hypnobirthing course with Tracey Harper of Birthing Calmly in Hertfordshire. Thank you for sharing this wonderful story with is!   “Just wanted to let you know what we welcomed our beautiful baby GIRL into the world on her guess…

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…

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