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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…

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…

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 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…

How to turn a breech baby!

Imagine a scenario with me if you will…You have been sailing through your pregnancy, planning to birth in birth center or perhaps at home when at a routine hospital appointment, you discover that your baby is breech. Momentary mad panic ensues because now, although you know you could have a vaginal breech birth, the advice…

“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…

Is it you?

    A little story… There was a once a woman, a woman who thought that she wasn’t strong. This woman became pregnant! She was over the moon! Excited is an understatement! But once that excitement simmered down she felt the fear. The fear of the unknown. The fear of her body failing her (which…

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…

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