Pregnancy

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…

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…

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…

Attention Truth Tellers!!

?ATTENTION TRUTH TELLERS? Badasses. Queens. Women. We have all been lied to. All of our damned lives. The lie has damaged us. It has broken our confidence. Clouded our judgements. Caused us to think that we are weak. Well no more. Rise up! Rise up! The lie is that Birth is an awful, terrible experience.…

I feel justified in saying that this was MY perfect birth

This me. Age 29. After the birth of my second child. I cannot tell you how much I love this photo. It fills my heart every time I look at it. I can see and feel the joy that I experienced in this moment. I don’t use the word ‘perfect’ lightly and I feel that…

What I Know For Sure (about Hypnobirthing!)

What I know for sure… After teaching Hypnobirthing for 6 years and being a Mum to 3 children (all born using Hypnobirthing) I want to share with you some of the things that I know for sure about Hypnobirthing. Hypnobirthing is a method of birth preparation but it is essentially a tool that you can…

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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