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I had natural birth, without any drugs and uncomplicated birth I wished and prepared for

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!   PART 1 (The beginning – my 2nd baby): I’m sharing my story because there is so…

I retrieved my daughter from my leggings…

This week’s birth story comes from a lovely couple who attended TCBS course with Jennifer Scholes from Empowered Bumps Hypnobirthing, Doula & Baby Massage in Southport. Thank you for sharing this wonderful story with us.   “Our lovely little girl arrived last week, after an incredibly quick and easy labour.   We took part in…

Our birth was raw, painful, and certainly not as planned but totally natural

This week’s birth story comes from a lovely lady, who read The Calm Birth School book. Thank you for sharing this wonderful story with us.   On Friday 6th August I was off work and had planned to do a bunch of stuff, but I was pretty tired. Around 3 pm I figured I’d lay…

I got my relaxing home birth with no pain relief

This week’s birth story comes from the lovely couple Amy and Dave who attended TCBS with Anna Owen from Rock Your Birth in Worcestershire. Thank you for sharing this wonderful story with us. “We are happy to share with you all we welcomed baby Arthur into the world on the 1st October and this is…

What can we learn from the most famous birth of all?

I grew up in a Catholic household (which has had both its negative and positive influences!) and whilst Christmas was about the magic of Santa, the giving and receiving of presents, it was also about the birth of Jesus. You can see where this is heading now!I remember vividly the sounds within the church on…

At 36 + 6 weeks my waters started to gently release during my son’s bedtime routine

This week’s birth story comes from the lovely couple Lesley and Dave who attended TCBS with Anna Owen from Rock Your Birth in Worcestershire.  Thank you for sharing this wonderful story with us.   We embarked upon our hypnobirthing journey with Anna at Rock Your Birth in hopes to learn how to feel confident and…

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?…

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