Doula

It Was The Most Amazing & Empowering Experience!

This week’s birth story comes from a lovely couple Amy and Alan 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!   “This was my second pregnancy- my first came early at 34 weeks + 5…

She Arrived On Our Bedroom Floor At Home

This week’s birth story comes from a gorgeous couple Francesca and Evan who attended a TCBS Hypnobirthing Course with Katie Daibess of Birth and Becoming based in Troy, Michigan USA. Welcoming their first baby, Olivia Ann, at home. Thank you for sharing your wonderful story with us! “I woke up on the morning of Saturday, July 10th anxious,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 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…
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…

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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