Hypnobirthing

What to do if you don’t trust your body?

I want to talk about what you can do if you’re having doubts about whether your body is up for the job of birth. It came up as question in The Calm Birth School community and I know if one person posts about it, there will be a whole other bunch of women wondering about…

How long should I wait before going to hospital?

How long should I wait before I go to hospital when I am in labour? The honest answer is how long is a piece of string, but that’s not very helpful so I wanted to share with you a couple of general rules of thumb. Often first time mums are told to go to hospital…
Deep breathing in labour

Why your deep breathing may not work during labour?

Just a quick on from me today, I am in baby mode, which is lovely! And I wanted to hop on and share why your deep breathing might not work during labour. I have been getting crazy mad Braxton Hicks during the end of this pregnancy, so much so that I’ve even called up my…

Why I Hired a Doula?

I’ll be honest – I questioned whether I actually needed a Doula or not. I KNOW! Coming from me that sounds weird because I promote having an amazing birthing team around you. But because I’ve got an independent midwife, the lovely Virginia Howes, from Kent Midwifery Practice. I just felt like, maybe it’s gonna be…

How long should I practise my hypnobirthing techniques every day?

I saw a comment in a Facebook Group couple of days ago with a lady asking, “Do I need to be practicing for one hour a day?” It’s something that comes up quite a lot, particularly when people find the Calm Birth School, or whatever hypnobirthing method that they’ve signed up to, quite late in…

3 Common Hypnobirthing Mistakes

So I think we have established that hypnobirthing does work….for some. But what about the people who feel that for whatever reason it didn’t work for them on the day. From the work I have done with thousands mothers over the last 18 months there are definitely common themes for the mothers who find The…

“It’s not a conventional hypnobirthing story but the principles can still apply.”

Dear Suzy, I am lying here listening to my 11 day old baby boy Oscar snuffling away in his cot and thought I’d write you my birth story. It’s not a conventional hypnobirthing story but maybe one that shows whatever happens the principles can still apply. I went into early stages of labour on a…

When Positive Thinking just isn’t enough….

Today’s blog post is all about the negative aspects of thinking positively about your birth. Yes, you read that correctly. There ARE negative aspects to thinking positively about your birth. We get it a lot with clients that are in their second or third pregnancy. Perhaps, they’ve dabbled a little bit with hypnobirthing in the…

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