Positive Birth Stories

belly birth was amazing.

This week’s birth story comes from a lovely couple who attended a TCBS Hypnobirthing Course with Leanne Lawrence of Brighter Birthing hypnobirthing, covering Tring, Hertfordshire and surrounding areas. Thank you for sharing this wonderful story with us! My unexpected but planned belly birth experience…. Raeeka had her baby 3 years ago but was inspired to…

It was honestly wild​

This week’s birth story comes from a lovely couple Marina and Cam who attended a TCBS Hypnobirthing Course with Katie Daibess of Birth and Becoming, covering Troy, Michigan in the USA. Thank you for sharing this wonderful story with us! So, the birth was nothing how we expected (of course)​. Not in terms of prep or anything like…

Holly was born in 7 minutes

This week’s birth story comes from a lovely couple  who completed a TCBS Hypnobirthing workshop with Charlotte Rock of You’ve got this, Mama Hypnobirthing covering Wolverhampton and surrounding areas. Thank you for sharing this wonderful story with us! Holly’s birth story My daughter Holly was born by elective caesarean on 20th January 2021 at New…

huge sense of achievement

This week’s birth story comes from a lovely couple who attended a TCBS Hypnobirthing Course with our very own Liz Stanford, owner of The Calm Birth School.  Thank you for sharing this wonderful story with us!     When I discovered I was pregnant, I knew I had to do something to help ease my anxiety…

very quick for a first birth!

This week’s birth story comes from a lovely couple Chloe & Chris who attended a TCBS Hypnobirthing Course with Bryony Bugg of Beefearless Hypnobirthing based in Cyprus as well as running On-Line courses.  Thank you for sharing this wonderful story with us! My journey into hypnobirthing didn’t start with wanting a natural birth, when I…

the niggling pains were now surges

This week’s birth story comes from a lovely couple Hannah & Jake who attended a TCBS Hypnobirthing Course with Sarah Smith of Wave Hypnobirthing . Covering areas across Bridport, Dorset. Thank you for sharing this wonderful story with us! During my pregnancy, myself and my husband took the Calm Birth School hypnobirthing course with Wave…

Complete love at first sight

This week’s birth story comes from a lovely couple Ellie & Josh who attended a TCBS Hypnobirthing Course with Charlotte Inkpin of Hypnobirthing with Charlotte. Covering areas across Braintree, Essex. Thank you for sharing this wonderful story with us! We started hypnobirthing with Charlotte when we were 20 weeks pregnant. For personal reasons we’d kept…

I was finally 10cm!

This week’s birth story comes from a lovely couple Natalie & Darren who attended a TCBS Hypnobirthing Course with Charlotte Rock of You’ve got this, Mama Hypnobirthing covering Wolverhampton and surrounding areas. Thank you for sharing this wonderful story with us! So here goes… Our birth story: The arrival of our gorgeous Teddy George. Before…

birth that I actually enjoyed!

This week’s birth story comes from a lovely couple Millie and Jordan who attended a TCBS Hypnobirthing Course with Bryony Bugg of Beefearless Hypnobirthing based in Cyprus as well as running On-Line courses.  Thank you for sharing this wonderful story with is!  Friday 5th Feb I was 38+6 and my consultant and Dave had asked…

Induction, induction, induction

This week’s birth story comes from a lovely couple who attended a TCBS Hypnobirthing Course as with Karis Johnson of Open Hand Birthing, covering the Cham Zug area of Switzerland and online classes. Thank you for sharing this wonderful story with us!   Induction, induction, induction…..as soon as I found out I was pregnant I…

I felt like a warrior giving birth

This week’s birth story comes from a lovely couple who via the art of Zoom, attended a TCBS Hypnobirthing Course and prenatal sessions with Laura Scarlett of Laura Scarlett Doula covering areas in and around Tunbridge.  Thank you for sharing this wonderful story with us!  The birth of my daughter four years ago had been an incredibly long and difficult one, I’d put off trying for a second baby because I…

My midwife fixed the pool

This week’s birth story comes from a lovely couple who attended an online TCBS Hypnobirthing Course with Josette Sticher (Pinder) of The Little Nestling Place, covering Stuttgart, Germany and Globally online. Thank you for sharing this wonderful story with us! My home birth story part one I started having mild surges on Saturday. They picked…

when your waters break they sure break!

This week’s birth story comes from a lovely couple who attended a TCBS Hypnobirthing Course with Bryony Bugg of Beefearless Hypnobirthing based in Cyprus as well as running On-Line courses.  Thank you for sharing this wonderful story with is!  At 37 weeks our baby was measuring in the 95th percentile and our Consultant stated that we had two options, either an…

you might not actually make it into the pool

This week’s birth story comes from a lovely couple who attended a TCBS Hypnobirthing Course with Jade Edwards of Embrace Hypnobirthing covering Dorking, Surrey.   Thank you for sharing this wonderful story with us!  I had been having some intense Braxton hicks contractions since Nancy’s birthday on the 21st December. Then during the night of the 23rd I had…

well this is a little different

This week’s birth story comes from a lovely couple Helen and Michael who had booked onto an online group Hypnobirthing course run by Leanne Lawrence of Brighter Birthing Hypnobirthing, covering Tring, Hertfordshire.    Thank you for sharing this wonderful story with us!  Helen & Michael booked onto my online group Hypnobirthing course to prepare for the birth of their second baby. They had used a video Hypnobirthing…

How wrong they were

This week’s birth story comes from a lovely couple Dan and Erin who attended a TCBS Hypnobirthing Course with Charlotte Inkpin of Hypnobirthing with Charlotte, covering areas across Braintree Essex.   Thank you for sharing this wonderful story with us!  On September 8th 2020 we welcomed our first-born daughter Orla to the world after a very strange pregnancy and intense labour. …

He weighed 10lb

This week’s birth story comes from a lovely couple who attended a TCBS Hypnobirthing Course with Jade Edwards of Embrace Hypnobirthing covering Dorking, Surrey.  Thank you for sharing this wonderful story with us!  Just an email to let you know our news and to thank you for all your hard work.   I went into spontaneous labour Saturday daytime (after…

feel the need to ROAR

This week’s birth story comes from a lovely couple who attended a TCBS Hypnobirthing Course with Hannah Percy of Enhance your Birth, covering Snitterfield (Warwickshire) and the outskirts of Solihull.    Thank you for sharing this wonderful story with us!  I must admit prior to the hypnobirthing course I was feeling scared, nervous and out of control.  Afterwards I…

All of a sudden I felt a pop!

This week’s birth story comes from a lovely couple who attended a TCBS Hypnobirthing Course as well as weekly relaxation classes with Leanne Lawrence of Brighter Birthing Hypnobirthing covering Tring, Hertfordshire.  Thank you for sharing this wonderful story with us!  This is her home birth to labour ward birth story during the COVID-19 pandemic.  I wanted to share our…

bouncing on the birthing ball

This week’s birth story comes from a lovely couple Hollie and Robert who attended a TCBS Hypnobirthing Course with Charlotte Inkpin of Hypnobirthing with Charlotte, covering areas across Braintree Essex.   Thank you for sharing this wonderful story with us!  “It was absolutely incredible from start to finish. I can’t thank you enough for all your teaching. Michael was the best…

what a beautiful labour

This week’s birth story comes from a lovely couple Alexandria and Matthew who attended a TCBS Hypnobirthing Course with Bryony Bugg of Beefearless Hypnobirthing based in Cyprus as well as running On-Line courses.  Thank you for sharing this wonderful story with is! During this pregnancy I felt very anxious after a traumatic first birthing experience. I had a lot of self-doubt and blamed…

I never gave birth in the car park!!

This week’s birth story comes from a lovely couple who attended a TCBS Hypnobirthing Course with Jade Edwards of Embrace Hypnobirthing covering Dorking, Surrey.  Thank you for sharing this wonderful story with is!  My partner and I were lucky enough to become pregnant for the second time at the beginning of the year. We decided…

asleep on the operating table!

This week’s birth story comes from a lovely couple Vicky and Sam who attended a TCBS Hypnobirthing Course with Sabrina Taylor of Taylormade Birth covering the Nottingham area. Thank you for sharing this wonderful story with is! My positive “home birth”  birth story….   So, I finally gave in to a sweep on Tuesday 24th…

I was in complete shock that we were now both parents

This week’s birth story comes from a lovely couple Natalie and Aiden who attended a TCBS Hypnobirthing course with Charlotte Inkpin of Hypnobirthing with Charlotte, covering the area of Braintree, Essex.  Thank you for sharing this wonderful story with is!  To say I was worried about giving birth would be an understatement, in actual fact I was petrified!   If it hadn’t been for Charlotte,…

By 6:30am the midwives had gone and we were tucked up in bed, looking forward to a perfect first Christmas together.

At this gorgeously festive time, whether you are celebrating or not, I wanted to send you the warmest of wishes and a whole bundle of love.  We’ve delved into the archives to find a festive birth story for you all to enjoy.  Merry Christmas one and all   We loved hearing Grace’s beautiful birth story with…

Soon after, I felt the “ring of fire” that I’d read about for the baby’s crowning

This week’s birth story comes from a lovely couple who live in California, they found The Calm Birth School Facebook site a massive help during pregnancy and labour.  Jessica (Mum) also found reading the book ‘Birthing from Within’ very informative and helpful.  Thank you for sharing this wonderful story with is!  Hi,   I wanted to…

Our son William was born on the 25/10/20 at home in a deflating birthing pool!

This week’s birth story comes from a lovely couple who attended a TCBS Hypnobirthing Course with Jade Edwards of Embrace Hypnobirthing covering Dorking, Surrey.  Thank you for sharing this wonderful story with is!  Our son William was born on the 25/10/20 at home in a deflating birthing pool!   I’d struggled emotionally during my pregnancy and had made…

don’t birth the head too quickly!

This week’s birth story comes from a lovely couple who attended a TCBS Hypnobirthing Course with Anna Demetriou  of This Mother Can covering  online and Philadelphia (USA). Lauren gave birth at a birth centre attached to her local hospital in London, in March 2020 – days before the first lockdown was declared in the UK owing to COVID-19. Thank you for sharing this wonderful…

highly recommend hypnobirthing to all expectant mothers

This week’s birth story comes from a lovely couple Hollie and Robert who attended a TCBS Hypnobirthing Course with Charlotte Inkpin of Hypnobirthing with Charlotte, covering areas across Braintree Essex.  Thank you for sharing this wonderful story with is!    Our first-born son, Theodore, arrived on the 27th September 2020 and it was an entrance to the world I will…

surges can’t hurt you they are you

This Weeks birth story comes from a lovely couple Lilly and Ben, who attended a TCBS Hypnobirthing Course with Charlene Scantlebury of Good Vibes Calm Birth Hypnobirthing, covering the Bedfordshire area    Thank you for sharing this wonderful story with us!  On the evening of Sunday, the 27th September I was starting to get really restless after dinner, I was up and moving about and my…

We were drinking tea in the garden the same afternoon

This Weeks birth story comes from one of our very own instructors, Hannah Percy who owns Enhance your Birth, covering the Snitterfield (Warwickshire) and the outskirts of Solihull.    Thank you for sharing this wonderful story with us!  I became pregnant with my first child at the age of 30 and was completely clueless of what lay ahead…

“this is why people get epidurals”!

This week’s birth story comes from a lovely couple Blandine and Gerard who read the Calm Birth Method book at home and ‘in her words’ “Had the most wonderful home birth experience”.  Thank you for sharing this wonderful story with is!  21st of September 2020   40 + 5. Despite knowing that she would come when ready, the wait…

I was silent and just completely focused on my breathing

This week’s birth story comes from a lovely couple who attended a TCBS Hypnobirthing Course with Anna Owen of Rock Your Birth, covering Bromsgrove and Worcestershire  Thank you for sharing this wonderful story with is!  10am on the 5th July I started having surges, I was 40+6 weeks and so ready to meet our baby! At…

I was convinced I was having a boy

This week’s birth story comes from a lovely couple Lacey and Troy who attended a TCBS Hypnobirthing Course as well as weekly relaxation classes with Tatiana Walker of Nova Vida Birthing, covering Melksham, Trowbridge and Chippenham.  Thank you for sharing this wonderful story with is!  Thursday 6th August 5pm I had a sweep – 6 days overdue,…

I was in control of my breathing, listening to classic fm

This week’s birth story comes one of our lovely Instructors Leanne Biela, who owns and runs Baby Gems pregnancy and baby wellbeing, covering areas in the West Midlands  Thank you for sharing this wonderful story with is!  I am Leanne Biela owner of Baby Gems pregnancy and baby wellbeing.  “Hypnobirthing changed my outlook on pregnancy, labour and birth”   I trained and…

Pregnancy, pandemic and cancer!

This week’s birth story comes from a lovely couple who attended a TCBS Hypnobirthing Course with Beccy Angove of The Beautiful Birth Club, covering Gloucestershire and The Cotswolds  Thank you for sharing this wonderful story with is!  Pregnancy, pandemic and cancer!   At 26+5 weeks pregnant lockdown began.   Lots of classes had already been cancelled, I managed…

We had 4 paramedics, 2 midwives, my mother and my husband

This week’s birth story comes from a lovely couple who attended a TCBS Hypnobirthing Course with Anna Owen of Rock Your Birth, covering Bromsgrove and Worcestershire Thank you for sharing this wonderful story with is!   When I opted for a homebirth at 36 weeks I was slightly apprehensive. This was my second baby, the…

She emerged with such speed

This week’s birth story comes from the lovely Anna Demetriou one of our very own Instructors!! She can be found at This Mother Can and she is based in Philadelphia, USA. Thank you for sharing this wonderful story with is! Despite all of my preparation, I was the fool who believed the hearsay that second…

Baby’s head was right there, so yes, it was time to push

This week’s birth story comes from a lovely couple who attended a TCBS Hypnobirthing Pregnancy Course with Jennifer Scholes of Empowered Bumps covering Merseyside, North Cheshire, and South Lancashire Thank you for sharing this wonderful story with is! “So, I had my first contraction at quarter to nine on the Saturday night, I had another…

It was a boy! Shock, excitement! 

This week’s birth story comes from a lovely couple who attended a TCBS Hypnobirthing Pregnancy Relaxation Course with Leanne Lawrence of Brighter Birthing across Hertfordshire Thank you for sharing this wonderful story with is! “Armed prepared for a c-section followed by an appendectomy I awoke at 5.45 am on a Tuesday morning. I was 38…

I look back and feel SO PROUD of myself

This week’s birth story comes from a lovely couple Jayde & Jase who attended a TCBS Hypnobirthing Course with Karis Johnson of Open Hand Birthing – covering Cham – Switzerland Thank you for sharing this wonderful story with is!   “When I say I was in labour for almost 48 hrs, with strong contractions and…

After the birth, it was just so great to be home with all those comforts

This week’s birth story comes from a lovely couple who attended a TCBS Hypnobirthing Refresher Course with Leanne Lawrence of Brighter Birthing covering Hertfordshire.   Thank you for sharing this wonderful story with us! We decided to try for a home birth for our second birth after a really positive birth in the midwife led…

I was confident I could still have a positive birth experience despite going down this route

This week’s birth story comes from a lovely couple Abi and Ed who attended a One Day Hypnobirthing Course with Anna Owen of Rock Your Birth covering Worcestershire. Thank you for sharing this wonderful story with is!   In the last few weeks of my pregnancy I’d been in and out of hospital due to…

My birth story started a little earlier than I would have liked…

This week’s birth story comes from the lovely Emily Ford who attended a Hypnobirthing Course via Skype with Bryony Bugg of Beefearless Hypnobirthing over in Cyprus. Thank you for sharing this wonderful story with is! ‘I was honoured to begin my hypnobirthing journey with the wonderful Bryony Bugg. Due to COVID-19, it had to be…

He weighed a whopping 10 lb 1 oz!

This week’s birth story comes from a lovely couple who attended a TCBS Hypnobirthing Course with Anna Owen of Rock Your Birth covering Worcestershire. Thank you for sharing this wonderful story with is! After a difficult first birth which ended up in assisted delivery I was really hoping for a more straightforward second birth, ideally…

I’m so proud of the pregnancy, labour and birth

This week’s birth story comes from the lovely Charlotte who attended a TCBS Hypnobirthing Course with Jessica Shipley of The Calm Mama Co covering Leeds, Bradford and Skipton. Thank you for sharing this wonderful story with us!   My pregnancy with my third baby was going pretty much as I expected. I was consultant and…

I didn’t get overwhelmed and instead I felt present throughout the labour.

This week’s birth story comes from a lovely couple who attended a TCBS Hypnobirthing Course with Anna Owen of Rock Your Birth covering Worcestershire. Thank you for sharing this wonderful story with is! “I decided to start hypnobirthing very late into my second pregnancy. My first experience of labour was difficult as I became overwhelmed…

I was giddy and could have jumped for joy if I didn’t have a baby’s body coming out of me!

This week’s birth story comes from the gorgeous Georgina Forsyth one of our very own Hypnobirthing Instructors from SONO Mum covering Aberdeenshire. Thank you for sharing this wonderful story with is! Hypnobirthing has given me the strength and tools to birth my way! I hope my birth story gives support and helps normalise birth as…

My mentality changed, and I knew I could rock this birth!!

This week’s birth story comes from a lovely couple who attended a TCBS Hypnobirthing Course with Anna Owen of Rock Your Birth covering Worcestershire. Thank you for sharing this wonderful story with is! Brace yourselves; it’s a long one.   Pregnancy hadn’t been quite the glowing time I had been hoping for.  The sickness started…

Transformed toddler friendly living room to calm, tranquil birth space

This week’s birth story comes from a lovely couple Gina and Nick who attended a TCBS Hypnobirthing Plus Course with Jenie Scholes of Empowered Bumps Hypnobirthing covering Merseyside, North Cheshire and South Lancashire. Thank you for sharing this wonderful story with is!   The homebirth story of Jensen “Sorry…it’s a long one!   This story…

Why wouldn’t you be prepared for the biggest day of your life

This week’s birth story comes from a lovely couple who attended a TCBS Hypnobirthing Course with Anna Owen of Rock your Birth covering Bromsgrove and Worcestershire. Thank you for sharing this wonderful story with is!   “After many years of trying for a baby, we got pregnant. We miscarried with our first pregnancy so we’re…

The whole experience was so overwhelmingly incredible

This week’s birth story comes from a lovely couple Leonie and Tom who attended a TCBS Hypnobirthing Plus Course with Jenie Scholes of Empowered Bumps Hypnobirthing covering Merseyside, North Cheshire and South Lancashire. Thank you for sharing this wonderful story with is!   “Our little girl, Amelie Winter Rose, was born on the 19th February…

One baby, one mum, one dad, two ambulances, four paramedics and two midwives…

This week’s birth story comes from a lovely couple Jenn and Tim who attended a TCBS Refresher Course with The Calm Birth School Owner Liz Stanford. Thank you for sharing this wonderful story with is!   “Our birth story – by Tim 15th March 2020   Jenn had been having, what we were jokingly calling,…

Hypnobirthing made my caesarean birth a calm and enjoyable experience

This week’s birth story comes from a lovely lady who attended a TCBS Hypnobirthing Course with Leanne Lawrence of Brighter Birthing covering Tring Hertfordshire. Thank you for sharing this wonderful story with is!   “I was ecstatic to find out we were pregnant with baby number two and was very lucky to have a very…

Suddenly, with the next contraction, ‘it’s coming!’ – within a few seconds there HE was

This week’s birth story comes from a lovely couple who attended a TCBS 1:2:1 Intensive Hypnobirthing Course with Jenie Scholes of Empowered Bumps Hypnobirthing covering Merseyside, North Cheshire and South Lancashire. Thank you for sharing this wonderful story with is!   “The lovely Jenie came round to our house for a 1-2-1 session while our…

I was scared but stayed focused with my breathing

This week’s birth story comes from a lovely couple who attended a TCBS Hypnobirthing Course with Anna Owen of Rock Your Birth covering Worcestershire Thank you for sharing this wonderful story with is!   ” I had what I thought was Braxton hicks or IBS from eating lots of ice cream lol, but then used…

22 hours of active labour – Worth it!

This week’s birth story comes from a lovely couple Chloe and Colin who attended a TCBS Hypnobirthing PLUS Course as well as weekly relaxation classes with Jenie Scholes of Empowered Bumps Hypnobirthing covering Merseyside, North Cheshire and South Lancashire. Thank you for sharing this wonderful story with is!   “So when I found out I…

We hadn’t even taken the bags out the car! 

This week’s birth story comes from a lovely couple Jen and Ben who attended a TCBS Hypnobirthing course with Cath Coleman of Kent Hypnobirthing. Thank you for sharing this wonderful story with is!   So, the time was creeping up to our estimated date (13/03/2020) – the day before the arrival of our beautiful boy…

Unfortunately showed meconium

This week’s birth story comes from a lovely couple Alice and Simon who attended a TCBS Hypnobirthing course with Tracey Harper of Birthing Calmly in Hertfordshire. Thank you for sharing this wonderful story with is!   Friday 7th Feb! He’s called Maximus William Fox Jones. 9 lbs 3 oz Natural birth   I had a…

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. …

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…

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…

Blow by Blow from Dad! What a wonderful experience

This week’s birth story comes from a lovely couple, who attended a TCBS Hypnobirthing PLUS course (pregnancy relaxation and yoga sessions) with Jenni Scholes from Empowered Bumps Hypnobirthing, Doula & Baby Massage covering Merseyside, North Cheshire, and South Lancashire. This is all from Dad! Thank you for sharing this wonderful story with us!   “The…

TWINS – The most empowering experience of my life

This week’s birth story comes from a lovely lady, who attended a TCBS Hypnobirthing course with Anna Owen from Rock your Birth covering Worcestershire. Thank you for sharing this wonderful story with us!   “I woke at around 5 am with mild surges, by 6 am I was pretty sure labour was in progress, so…

Caught by his Daddy

This week’s birth story comes from a gorgeous couple, who attended a TCBS Hypnobirthing course in October and a refresher just before Christmas with Madeleine Leizerman from Worcestershire Hypnobirthing and Mums Wellbeing Hub from Stourport on Severn, Worcestershire. Thank you for sharing this wonderful story with us!     “We began our hypnobirth course 3 months…

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…

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…

I felt the top of the baby’s head! Wow!

This week’s birth story comes from one of our very own Instructors Teresa-Katharina Buchan from SONA Mum – Hypnobirthing & Hypnotherapy in Aberdeenshire. Thank you for sharing this wonderful story with us.   Please welcome Keeley Lisa Joyce Buchan into the world! Keeley was born at home at 2.54 am on the 30th of November.…

I felt shocked, nervous, and excited all at once

This week’s birth story comes from a lovely lady all the way from Florida USA, who purchased The Calm Birth School book. Thank you for sharing this wonderful story with us.   When I first learned about hypnobirthing, I knew it was something I wanted to try. I purchased The Calm Birth Method book and…

Despite being so focused on wanting a natural birth, it really was everything I had hoped for

This week’s birth story comes from the lovely Leanne Lawrence of Brighter Birthing Hypnobirthing in Tring Hertfordshire.  She has been sent this positive caesarean birth story from one of her ladies who attended a course with her earlier this year. Thank you for sharing this wonderful story with us.   “On the 13th September we had…

Trying to balance the phone and get ready to catch our baby and they say men can’t multi-task!

This week’s birth story comes from the lovely Leanne Lawrence, who attended a Hypnobirthing course and who is now one of our wonderful Instructors at Brighter Birthing Hypnobirthing in Tring Hertfordshire. Thank you for sharing this wonderful story with us!   “When I fell pregnant again, I knew that I wanted to expand upon this…

I imagined a beautiful rose opening, a sunrise rising and my breath blowing bubbles

This week’s birth story comes from a lovely couple, who attended a TCBS with Sarah Sayer  from Sarah Sayer Birth Geek in Bournemouth. Thank you for sharing this wonderful story with us.   “My latent labour stage started on a Monday with period like back ache. These carried on until Thursday when I began to…

It isn’t about the physicality of how I was giving birth, it’s about giving life

This week’s birth story comes from the lovely couple Hollie and Jason, who attended a TCBS with Anna Owen from Rock Your Birth in Worcestershire. Thank you for sharing this wonderful story with us. In Hollie’s words her birth wasn’t as she had planned or expected but it was amazing! And she’d love her story…

Would I do it again was the question asked… yes in a heartbeat

This week’s birth story comes from a gorgeous couple Taryn and Owen, who attended TCBS with Madeleine Leizerman from Worcestershire HypnoBirthing and Mums Wellbeing Hub. Thank you for sharing this wonderful story with us.   “On the 14th August 2019 I gave birth to Mabel at 40 wks + 6 weighing 7 lb 12 oz…

It really helped me to turn my mindset around

This week’s birth story comes from the lovely Jennifer and partner Nick, who read TCBS book, downloaded the MP3s and affirmations to help get over the stress of a previous birth.  Thank you for sharing this wonderful story with us!   I thought I’d share my birth story as TCBS has been so influential in…

I felt really calm, I took a shower, got the bags ready and even did the washing up

This week’s birth story comes from a lovely lady, who attended a TCBS Reena Chandarana from Enhance Your Birth in Solihull, West Midlands. Thank you for sharing this wonderful story with us.   “So, on 5th August my surges began at around 2 am and I decided not to wake Harry as I thought it…

I pulled him up out of the water and onto my chest

This week’s birth story comes from Lisa, who attended a TCBS refresher with Leanne Lawrence from Brighter Birthing Hypnobirthing in Hertfordshire. Thank you for sharing this wonderful story with us.   “My first baby was born 4 years ago on his due date. We had a water birth in hospital with gas and air, it…

Two minutes of pushing and out she popped…and sent my husband out to get fish and chips.

This week’s birth story comes from a gorgeous lady, who attended TCBS refresher course with Reena Chandarana from Enhance your Birth in Solihull, West Midlands.  Thank you for sharing this wonderful story with us.   “Having had an amazing experience using hypnobirthing with my second child, I was definitely eager to repeat this with my…

I am calm, I am strong, I am brave.

This week’s birth story comes from the lovely Caroline, who attended a TCBS with Reena Chandarana from Enhance your Birth in Solihull. Thank you for sharing this wonderful story with us.   3 months later… here is Stanley’s birth story… Saturday 4th May…. After going swimming and having a reflexology massage, I left the building…

A natural breech birth, bum first!

This week’s birth story comes from a lovely lady Laura, who attended a Skype Hypnobirthing course with TCBS’s wonderful Anna Owen from Rock Your Birth in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire. Thank you for sharing this wonderful story with us!   I had so much fear and anxiety when I found out I was pregnant because all I…

I actually said out loud ‘oh my god I’m soooo proud of myself’

This week’s birth story comes from the lovely couple Emma and Chris, who attended a TCBS with Shona Baxter Empowered- Hypnobirthing for Warrior Mamas  in Northumberland. Thank you for sharing this wonderful story with us.   My 5 month old baby lays peacefully by my side enjoying her afternoon nap, I’m looking at her in absolute…

So I made the difficult decision to have an elective C section

This week’s birth story comes from the lovely Sophie who attended classes with TCBS Instructor, Leanne Lawrence from Brighter Birthing in Hertfordshire, UK . Thank you for sharing your story with us. I’m very pleased to let you know that my little baby girl has arrived! She made an appearance on Saturday 15th June (so…

I couldn’t believe I had managed to get to 10cm at home with no pain relief

This week’s birth story comes from a lovely lady Sam, who attended a TCBS with Christy Fouracre from Kent Hypnobirthing. Thank you for sharing this wonderful story with us! “I walked in to our first Hypnobirthing session wanting an elective c-section and every drug available – my theory was “why would you go through all…

I had started to moo at this point and low and behold I was fully dilated

This week’s birth story comes from the lovely Heather and Jacey, who attended a TCBS with Anna Owen from Rock Your Birth in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire. Thank you for sharing this wonderful story with us.   Everything was running really smoothly in the pregnancy. We even got given our ‘birth centre sticker’ and I was feeling…

I had reached 8cm on my own using the amazing production of oxytocin

This week’s birth story comes from a lovely Hayley and Liam, who attended a TCBS with Jenie Scholes from Empowered Bumps Hypnobirthing, Doula & Baby Massage which covers Merseyside, North Cheshire, and South Lancashire. Thank you for sharing this wonderful story with us. Adeline Rose Dawson born 22nd June 2019 weighing a perfect 7lb8oz . So, our baby…

I even danced through a few surges, much to my husbands surprise!

This week’s birth story comes from a lovely lady, who attended hypnobirthing classes with me (Liz) in my local area of Solihull. Thank you for sharing this wonderful story with us Zara! “Our second little boy, Zayn, arrived on the 6th June. This was my second pregnancy but my first hypnobirth experience. I didn’t have…

I felt under no pressure to fit into a timeframe

This week’s story comes from one of my newly trained instructors! Madeleine gave birth last year and her experience had such a lasting impact on her that she decided to train to teach other to feel strong, confident and empowered when it came to their births. Maddie is now part of Worcestershire Hypnobirthing. A year…

I don’t care about that carpet!

This week’s story comes from Hailey Schroder, who prepared for birth using The Calm Birth Method. My first contraction started at 8:19 a.m. on June 18, 2019. They were pretty regular, coming about every 15 minutes but I was able to sleep through them until about 10:00 a.m. I called my husband home because things…

I Iet my mind wander to find something useful for my body to use to relax

This week’s birth story comes from TCBS Instructor Hayley Begner who is the founder of GiGi & Pickle in Finchley, London. Hayley first became interested in Hypnobirthing when she did TCBS Online programme! “On Thursday 6th September at 2.30 am and 41 weeks pregnant, I was woken from my sleep by a surge.  Nothing unusual…

Apparently, I was the talk of the ward

Thank you to Toni & Craig Hansbury who did face to face refresher session with me (Liz!) in my local area of Solihull. This is the second time I have worked with this lovely couple and they are just fabulous. Congratulations to them both (and to their little girl Harper) and welcome to the world…

It was absolutely the most amazing experiences of my life

Thank you to Fiona and Nick for sharing their Calm Birth Experience with us! This lovely couple attended a one to one session with Jenie Scholes from Empowered Bumps who is based in Southport, UK for the birth of their third child. This was my third baby and my second baby using hypnobirthing. Since having my little…

We were finally going to meet our amazing rainbow baby

Thank you to Zoe and Simon for sharing their Calm Birth Experience with us! This lovely couple attended an in person TCBS course with Jenie Scholes from Empowered Bumps who is based in Southport, UK. “In September 2018 my husband and I found ourselves gazing at a positive pregnancy test with a combination of joy…

A perfectly wonderful breech caesarean

This week’s story comes from a lovely couple who did a course with TCBS Instructor Jenie Scholes in Southport, UK. I reached out to Jenie when I found out I was pregnant with baby no.2 and set my heart on a natural birth after having to have a caesarean with my little boy due to…

We were just sat on the sofa with a well deserved pizza and a new baby

For the birth of my second child (My daughter Bowie) I decided to give Hypnobirthing a go. With my first birth I didn’t know a lot but think I am one of the lucky few who actually had a relatively positive birth even though I knew nothing. However when I found my self pregnant again…

it was a moment of relief and happiness that still gets us both when we talk about it

Thank you to Hannah and Jon for sharing the story of Jesse’s birth. This lovely couple did a TCBS Hypnobirthing course with Anna Owen from Rock Your Birth based in Worcestershire, UK. “With our ‘EDD’ 11 days behind us and the ‘induction’ word being thrown about, we were keen to continue doing all we could…

We are lucky to have been blessed with a very chilled-out baby

Thanks to Sarah & David from Skipton, Yorkshire in the UK for sharing their story with us! This lovely couple did a TCBS Hypnobirthing course with instructor Jessica Shipley from The Calm Mama Co  “We were lucky enough to undertake a private hypnobirthing course with Jess, which was fantastic as it meant that the content…

This was the only moment during labour I became fearful

“I woke up around 11:30pm with light surges, so I went to the bathroom and then headed straight back to bed before my excitement could keep me awake. At 1:30am I awoke again and the surges had gotten stronger, another trip to the bathroom revealed I had a bloody show. This was the moment I…

We were all asleep by 4am and slept through until 8-9am the next morning!

A few weeks ago I received an email from a lovely lady who had given birth back in 2017- it is NEVER too late to send your story into us! Thank you Lizzie for sharing your wonderful story! – “It’s has taken me a long while to write this all down and now I’m 32…

I was 1cm dilated, but I really didn’t feel disheartened.

Thank you to Sarah for sharing her lovely birth story with us! Sarah is a yoga teacher (from Yoga Sair)  who prepared for birth with TCBS Instructor Shona Baxter from Empowered Hypnobirthing based in Northumberland, Newcastle (UK) “On Saturday 16th February, my husband and I had a lovely evening at home watching Bohemian Rhapsody, singing along to the…

I was already 10cm… had been sent to sit in the canteen and eat a pasta bake!!

This week’s birth story comes from one of my lovely pregnant Mums who attended a face to face Hypnobirthing course I run in my local area with Enhance Your Birth (based in Solihull, UK).  Many congratulations to this lovely family.  Thank you so much for sharing this with us.  “Hypnobirthing was most definitely a huge…

Our little miracle rainbow baby

What an incredible birth story.  Sarah and her husband prepared for the birth of their beautiful ‘little miracle’ with TCBS Instructor, Jennifer Scholes from Empowered Bumps based in Southport, UK.  Sarah had planned to birth at hospital but little Grayson couldn’t wait any longer to meet his parents!  Many congratulations to you both again.  Thank…

“I would recommend hypnobirthing to everyone”

Thanks to the lovely Laura for sharing her birth story with us. Laura did a TCBS course with one of our instructors. Yvonne Hopkinson from Relaxed Birthing.  We cannot predict how birth will go and there is definitely no “succeed or fail” when it comes to giving birth but the techniques you learn on a…

I LOVE telling my birth story!

Thank you to Megan & Peter for sharing the birth of baby Ruby. This lovely couple did a face to face course with TCBS Instructor Anna Owen from Rock Your Birth based in Bromsgrove in the UK.  So here is Ruby’s birth…….  “It’s taken me a long time to get round to writing this but…

I felt calm, in control and I had this lovely idea of how it would go

Claire and Ed did a hypnobirthing course with TCBS Instructor Anna Owen from Rock Your Birth (based in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, UK) via Skype. The couple were expecting their first baby and had planned a home birth. “Due to the hypnobirthing, I wasn’t feeling worried about my birth – I had my affirmations written on post…

“I look back and could kiss every midwife I came into contact with now.”

  Our Christmas will be even more chaotic in the years to come as Thomas ‘Tommy’ Arthur Wilson joined our family at 11.24pm on the 25th December.   After what seemed like the longest labour and one moment where I had a bit of a wobble, I delivered him naturally with only gas and air.…

“I wanted to give myself more confidence second time round!”

This weeks story comes from Morwenna & Peter who did a TCBS Course with our instructor Yvonne Hopkinson from Relaxed Birthing “I attended Yvonne’s one-day course in preparation for the birth of my second child. It had been nearly six years since I gave birth to my first, which was an induction because I was…

When people ask me how my labour went, the first thing I say is ‘I loved it’

This week’s story comes from Emily who did a TCBS  course with Instructor Jennifer Scholes from Empowered Bumps, Hypnobirthing, Doula & Baby Massage.   “Hi Jen,   I’ve been meaning to contact you for a while but you know how it is with a newborn!   I gave birth to a gorgeous little boy on…

“I always thought I would cry and swear like you see on One Born, but it was nothing like that.”

This week’s story comes from Tori and Alex, who did a hypnobirthing course with Hannah Robson from Worcestershire Hypnobirthing. “We found out we were pregnant quite early on; I was about five weeks. We were very excited as we had been trying for quite a while. But the thought of labour and child birth was…

“I recommended hypnobirthing. Anything that helps you prepare and makes you feel like you have some control is invaluable.”

This week’s story comes from Alice and Tom who completed a TCBS Course with Rosie Gilderthorpe who is now based in Plymouth. “Before we started our hypnobirthing course I was very nervous about giving birth and really didn’t want to think about it. I was sure it would be a painful and horrendous experience that…

“Hypnobirthing tools helped me to remain positive, focused, and mentally strong during a long labour.”

This week’s story comes from Eki F Tunjungsari. Thank you Eki for getting in touch and sharing your special birth story with us!! Eki lives in Sweden and prepared for her birth with TCBS via the home study (online) course. “My goal for this pregnancy and  birth was to have a positive experience, no matter…

“Another midwife kept popping in just to watch. She said we made her evening!”

This week’s story comes from Amy Sant-Williams, who attended a course with Liz Stanford (TCBS Manager & Trainer). “Our lovely little Jack is here! And he is absolutely adorable. It was an amazing and quick hypnobirth. It couldn’t have been more perfect. I decided to have a sweep as I was 10 days past my…

“Is it normal to wish that I could do it all over again?”

This week’s story comes from Joni Armstrong, from Sydney, Australia! Joni did the TCBS online course. “Hello from Sydney, Australia.  I love reading all of these positive birth stories and just wanted to let you know my own positive experience.  I had my first baby three years ago and had a very traumatic experience (very…

“The midwife said my birth plan was the nicest she had ever read”

This week’s story comes from Natalie Ford, who attended a hypnobirthing course with Jennifer Scholes from Empowered Bumps Hypnobirthing . Jennifer teaches in Merseyside, North Cheshire, and South Lancashire (UK). “I picked up Charlie, my partner, from Liverpool airport on Sunday night after he was delayed getting back from Ireland. It was such a relief! I knew…

“Thank you for teaching me to trust my body to birth my baby naturally and peacefully.”

This week’s story comes from Becky Baker who very kindly sent her story to us this week. Settle down – it’s a beauty! “My little baby girl, Mabel, was born on 2nd August at 6.36am, weighing 6.13lb! I still can’t believe how lucky I am to have actually got the labour I had wished for.…

“Six hours later we had our baby girl in our arms – no pain relief required!”

This birth story comes from Elsie Roe’s mum in Newcastle, who practised hypnobirthing with Shona Baxter of Empowered Hypnobirthing. “Our little lady Elsie arrived safe, healthy and by a really positive birth on Sunday 21st Jan at 6.22am in Newcastle’s wonderful RVI. As if by magic, this was the day before we were due to…

“Thanks to the tools hypnobirthing had given us the fear didn’t take over.”

This week’s birth story comes from Isma and Michael in Wakefield, who practised hypnobirthing with Abby Watson of Love Your Birth. “My ideal birth involved me having a water birth, my labour starting without any intervention, labouring at home for as long as possible before going to the hospital and using a tens machine as…

“After only three glorious pushes my beautiful baby came gently tumbling into the world.”

This beautiful birth story comes from a second time mum who studied hypnobirthing with instructor Christy, from Kent Hypnobirthing. I chose to explore hypnobirthing because, like so many people, my first experience of labour was pretty terrifying and I knew as soon as I found out I was pregnant that I wanted things to be different…

“Whilst our birth did not go as we had ‘planned’, hypnobirthing helped us to stay calm, happy and positive.”

This story comes Syma who worked with The Calm Birth School’s Liz Stanford last year and had a really positive birth experience (despite things not going completely to plan!). Thanks for sharing Syma! I was sceptical when I first heard about hypnobirthing, but after completing the sessions with Liz and appreciating how much hypnobirthing helped…

“I’m so glad I trusted in my body and baby. I could not have had a more positive birth experience!”

This birth story comes from Anita, who learned hypnobirthing with The Calm Birth School’s instructor Leah Freeman at Pure Peach. “I’m so happy to introduce my baby girl, Scarlett Lara Mills, born on 17th February weighing 9lbs 1oz. My first labour in 2015 was pretty long: around 28 hours with 3 hours of pushing, culminating…

“It was so different from the first time. I’m sure if it wasn’t for TCBS I’d have ended up down a much more medicalised route.”

This birth story comes from Sam, who learned hypnobirthing with The Calm Birth School’s Liz Stanford. “Thank you SO much for everything you taught us, I had a really positive birth experience – and it was definitely down to TCBS. My waters released in the same way as they had first time round, when I…

“There were no fairy lights and I didn’t use my lavender room spray – but I still had a magical hypnobirth (in a hurry!)”

Huge congratulations to our lovely TCBS Instructor Rosie from Mind Body & Baby, who gave birth to her beautiful baby boy recently. Rosie is a second time Calm Birth Method mama (and now an instructor). “I am finally not pregnant, hurrah! I am proud to say that on Sunday 13th May at 4.36am I became…

“I was terrified of giving birth because of mainstream media. Thanks to your classes I now know there is another way.”

Amanda Christman wanted to share her story after hypnobirthing helped her overcome her fear of giving birth. “One Monday morning I woke up like it was any other day… because it was just any other day. No signs of labour or anything significant coming my way. I had lost my mucus plug in the past…

“I was sceptical due to the complications with my previous labour. But I felt totally in control and knew exactly what to do.”

This week’s birth story is from a client of Shona Baxter’s from Empowered Hynobirthing. “I delivered my second beautiful baby girl on 19/05/18 at 40 weeks + 3. I was three days overdue and one failed sweep down, trying my best to keep positive that ‘baby will come when baby is ready’. Which I have…

“It was such a different experience to my first birth. I truly believe that with the right support and mindset every woman can birth at home.”

Thanks to Faye Bell for sharing her birth story. Faye practiced hynobirthing with the Calm Birth School online. “I joined the Calm Birth School on the advice of my doula, to hear some positive birth stories and learn about hypnobirthing. I spent the last few months practising the techniques with both my husband and doula,…

“My gut instinct told me that I had to listen to it and go against everything that I had set my mind to. Doing that saved my baby.”

Thanks to Laura Ellington for sharing her birth story. Laura practiced hynobirthing with The Calm Birth School instructor Katie Stockdale of Peace Love Birth. “Before I begin my story, I must warn you that it’s a long read but one that I wish I had read before my birth. I also think it’s important to…

“Once I started breathing correctly again I felt I could manage the surges. I began breathing the baby down.”

This week’s birth story comes from Reena and Amit, who attended Hypnobirthing classes with our own Liz Stanford at Enhance Your Birth. Reena says, “At 7:00 am on Monday morning I had my show. Although I knew that it could be days before I went into labour, I couldn’t help but feel excited and hopeful…

“My husband saw a huge difference in me compared to my first birth. I was in control and focused.”

This beautiful birth story comes from Hannah Jeffrey, who attended the Hypnobirthing course to prepare for the birth of her second child. “I thought I would share my birth story as I did find that doing the course significantly helped. Even though my first birth was a positive one, with my daughter being born in…

“I felt completely prepared. The best thing about hypnobirthing is it prepares you for the best and worst case scenario.”

This week’s birth story comes from Karley, who attended Hypnobirthing classes with one of our instructors, Yvonne Hopkinson from Relaxed Birthing in Gloucester. Yvonne says, ‘I arrived at the hospital 10cm dilated and ready to push!’ was the message I got to let me know of the safe arrival of baby Harry into the world on Valentine’s…

“Anything can happen during pregnancy and birth, but I think you can plan for a better birth whatever the final outcome.”

This week’s birth story comes from Alice Jeffery who sent her story in for us to share with you all! Thanks Alice and congratulations!!!  Florence Jessie Jeffrey was born 13th April 2018, weighing 7lb 5 oz  “Pre Labour: Things started to happen on Tuesday night; I had some period like cramps down below and when baby…

“I had a positive birth despite it being different to what I envisaged.”

This week’s birth story comes from Latanyaa, who attended a Hypnobirthing Refresher course with one of our TCBS Instructors from Coulsdon, UK, the lovely Leah Freeman from The Pure Peach. “I had done a Hypnobirthing refresher course with Leah, had read a number of books and been regularly practising my breathing and relaxation techniques. I also went…

“I just laughed and breathed with relief. It was calm, amazing and perfect.”

This week’s birth story comes from Holly in Folkstone. Holly attended Hypnobirthing classes with one our lovely instructors, Katy Lockey, from Kent Hypnobirthing. “My ‘due date’ came and went and it was Thursday 29th March. I was 41+2. The ‘I’ word was mentioned and it was booked for Sunday 1st April (which I would have…

“They told me how calm and into myself I was during labour. This is ALL thanks to hypnobirthing.”

This Birth Story blew me away!!!! Thanks so much to Gemma & Jim who have shared the story of their second Hypnobirth… with Twins! “As per the doctor’s advice I was due induction at 36 weeks. I had been having on-off niggles for the week before and was due a sweep on the Monday. I had…

“Thanks to the Calm Birth Method, I was able to stay relaxed and calm throughout.”

This lovely lady send her story in to us, expressing her wish to share  her story with TCBS Community! “My birth story begins before I went into labour with my third child. It begins in the middle of my second trimester. I knew that my third child would be a little bit more difficult than…

“I’m not sure either of us could have coped as well if we hadn’t practiced hypnobirthing.”

This lovely couple attended a Hypnobirthing Course with one of our lovely TCBS Instructors, Abby Watson from Love Your Birth  in Leeds. Before I got pregnant, I’d fallen into the trap of thinking TV and movies accurately depict childbirth – or at least the part where the woman’s labour starts dramatically with a gush of…

“Although I was sad at the time not to have ‘the plan’ it doesn’t matter one bit now!”

Here is a wonderful birth story from one our lovely instructors Aimee Barrett from My Baby Bubble Calverley, West Leeds (UK). “We are delighted to share the news that our son Milo George Stevens was born on Friday the 23rd of February at 9.13 a.m weighing 8lbs 13. We are completely in love with him! I…

“Thanks for giving us the confidence and skills to have the birth we wanted!”

Here is a lovely story from Kirsty & Alan! They prepared for the birth of Rory by attending some fab TCBS classes with Tracey Harper from Birthing Calmly in Hertford, Hertfordshire. “My waters broke Tuesday morning but no surges. I decided to carry on with a ‘normal day’ my parents came to visit, we had…

“…the experience was so much calmer, better and more empowering than my first labour!…”

Here is a fabulous birth story sent to us from Han! Thank you so much for sharing Han!  “When I had my first baby 3 years ago I heard about hypnobirthing, but as a sceptical and logical person I fairly quickly dismissed it as a load “hippy rubbish”. Labour with my daughter was pretty traumatic when…

“I am so grateful to Liz & TCBS for enabling me to have such a life changing positive experience!”

Here is a wonderful Birth Story from Rachel! “After spending the last few months preparing for and visualising my baby’s birth I can’t believe the time has come to write my birth story down. On the 2nd February we welcomed our second child, baby Lucy into the world, experiencing a birth that a few months…

“….I say mild, they were fairly strong at times but I managed to get some sleep using my hypnobirthing relaxation mp3s…”

Here is an Induction birth story from one of our very own TCBS Instructors, Christy Fouracre, from Kent Hypnobirthing! “Joss’s birth was not what I wanted or planned. It wasn’t a classic Hypnobirth with a lovely dimmed room, fairy lights, soft music and birthing pools, the whole thing was a curve ball, completely unexpected with…

“…my inner hypnobirthing voice must have known better…”

Here’s a great Calm Birth Story from Mel! Mel sent her Birth Story to her TCBS Instructor, Liz Stanford from Enhance Your Birth, who is also our TCBS Training Manager! Thanks for sharing!  Dylan Spencer Allan decided to make an early appearance on Monday morning, 3 weeks early! He eventually passed his blood sugars so…

“…I had such a positive experience it was so calm and smooth and I laughed the whole way through!…”

Wow! Another beautiful birth story from first time mummy Eloise in Harlow! This beautifully positive Caesarean birth story was sent to us by one of our TCBS Instructors, Tracey Harper from www.birthingcalmly.co.uk “Hi! Just wanted to share with you … Amelia May White born 9/12/17, 6pounds 5oz, 5.16pm via emergency c section. Thank you so…

“It felt really challenging but also like I was in control, totally different to my previous birth…”

This weeks Birth story comes from Gemma and Liam who attended one of our TCBS Instructors, Sophie Cartwright’s group classes in Faversham, Kent. “When I was pregnant with my oldest daughter I was never particularly afraid of giving birth, I assumed it wouldn’t be pleasant but it would only be a day out of my…

“…the MP3’s, affirmations and relaxation techniques really made me believe in myself and breathing correctly was my saviour…”

Here is a wonderful calm water birth story sent to us by the lovely Georgia! Thank you so much for sharing your story!  “The writing of my story is long overdue as my little girl Dolcey-Olivia Collings was born 8 days early on 9th October 2017 but I really want to share my experience because…

“…Reading the positive birth stories of other hypnobirthing ladies made me believe that there was no reason why I too couldn’t have an incredible birth experience…”

Here’s a wonderful water birth story sent to us by Sarah, via her wonderful TCBS Instructor (and our TCBS Training Manager) Liz from Enhance Your Birth – thanks so much for sharing lovelies! “I first realized that Aubrey was on her way at about 2am on the Saturday morning. I had a feeling that she…

“I tried the birth breathing but found I’m a tad more vocal at that point, but still felt completely calm and in control…”

Here’s a rather, edge of your seats but fab birth story sent to us by Jane, via her wonderful TCBS Instructor (and our TCBS Training Manager) Liz at www.enhanceyourbirth.co.uk Thanks so much for sharing lovelies! “Hi everyone, I thought I’d share my birth story as it’s not quite what we planned – but that was…

“…The surges got stronger but were manageable with a bath a bit more hypnobirthing and the birthing ball…”

Here is another wonderful Birth Story! “I started having mild surges on Monday at 4am, I sent Ollie off to work as they were only twinges and I stayed at home and made some scones! They started to hot up at 11pm on Monday and were getting slightly stronger through the night and the day…

“…I managed to push my baby out with the help of three midwives and 2 doctors…”

This weeks lovely birth story comes from Louise and Andy! Thank you for sharing your story!   “..I went into hospital with my husband Andy to be induced after being 10 days overdue. We made the decision to have the induction at this point due to my first child being born by induction 5 years…

“…once they started it all happened very quickly!…”

This week’s Birth Story comes from the lovely  Debbie and Paul on the beautiful birth of Neve – thank you so much for sharing.   ” I thought I’d take this quiet moment to let you know that our little girl arrived at 2.20am on 21st September. We were due to be induced later that…

“Holding her in the water, seeing her staring back at me – I couldn’t believe what I had just done!”

This week’s Birth Story comes from the lovely Megan and Dean! Thank you for sharing your birth story!   Our little girl Riley was born on the 20th September by water birth and whilst it wasn’t the birth we had anticipated or expected, we were still able to use our hypnobirthing. After coming home from…

“..Remember ladies you know your own body!..”

This week’s Birth Story comes from the lovely Ruth! “Our son Sebastian was born on Tuesday 28th March this year (2017) weighing 6lb 15oz with really dark hair (inherited from my husband not me!). It was the most amazing experience and I feel incredibly emotional and proud of what my body did. Was it how…

“..I think keeping positive and maintaining calm breathing was a major factor..”

This week’s Birth Story comes from the lovely Tara! “I decided to go to hypnobirthing as a few friends had recommended it and as I was, like most, petrified of giving birth. I thought anything was worth a shot, but I’m a real cynic  and deep down thought it would be an expensive waste of…

“Hypnobirthing was what got me through all of the rush and shock of the whole day…”

This week’s birth story comes from Jodie, thank you for sharing Jodie! “…My waters broke in the morning (although I was unaware it was my waters) I was only 36 weeks + 3 days so I had to go in to be checked over.   When they checked and put me on the monitor I…

“…I ended up feeling so confident about my impending labour that I decided to have a home birth!..”

This week’s birth story comes from the lovely Julia; “….When I found out I was unexpectedly pregnant, I was adamant that I was going to have an elective caesarean.  I’d heard nothing but birth horror stories from friends and friend’s of friends and films/TV. The idea that birth could be an enjoyable and positive experience…

“…believe me when I say listen to your body, it will tell you what to do!..”

Birth story of the week is from the lovely Tiffany! Thank you so much for sharing Tiffany! “…I’m sharing my story in the hope that it encourages others to trust their body, their baby and their instincts!   My waters broke at 22:30 on Monday evening. As labour had not yet started 24 hours later…

“…after both of us getting the shakes & turning quite pale I said ‘get Suzy on!’…”

This weeks Birth Story of the Week comes from the lovely Sophie – thank you for sharing Sophie!   My Calm Birth Story   “When I became pregnant with my second child I immediately felt scared about giving birth again. I didn’t feel any fear with my first born, having had no experience and no…

“…my overall experience was wonderful & nothing like I’d been brainwashed to expect previously to discovering TCBS!”

Birth Story of the Week comes from Jessica who is sharing her wonderful VBAC story! Thank you Jessica!   “I delivered my first son Adam by C-section here in Tunisia where I live and work, though I’m originally from the UK. He was frank breech but I found a lovely French lady doctor who I felt…

“….he was born into water at home surrounded by the people who would love him most in the world….”

Birth Story of the Week comes from Rhian who is sharing the story of her beautiful son. Rhian loved reading all the other Birth Stories so wanted to share hers with you all. “Several friends had recommended hypnobirthing to me in the past few years and I had noticed that they were, in general, the…

Aisha’s Pool Birth

Birth Story of the Week comes from Aisha who is sharing the story of her beautiful daughter Stella. “The days have turned to weeks and then I lost count of weeks so I measured in months and finally I have sat down to recall the moment I was born as a mum and my baby…

What Working With an Independent Midwife Taught Me About Working With My Body?

As my youngest daughter approaches her eighth week on this earth and I feel as if the waves of hormonal emotions seem to be levelling out, I’ve been enjoying taking the time to reflect on all that the birth of Aluna Grace has brought with her earth-side. It’s really quite amazing when I think about…
Joy!

Welcoming Aluna Grace!

So it’s been just over three weeks since we welcomed Aluna Grace into the world and as much as I’ve wanted to share her birth story, this is the first time I’ve actually sat down at my desk since her birth to write…and I’m not going to lie, being out of the groove it’s been…

I Knew This Birth Had To Be Different…..

We wanted to share Claire’s birth story today. Her second birth surpassed all expectations! After a rather stressful first birthing experience with my son 3 years ago where everything that could go wrong – did, I was determined to have a more positive experience this time around and boy I did, mainly thanks to the hypnobirthing skills…

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