The Birth of Ava, February 2012

Our beautiful daughter Ava was born on Monday, weighing 9lb 6oz, 56cm long. At the time I was 41 weeks plus 4 days pregnant and labour was induced. I was happy to carry for longer if all was well, however my waters partially broke three days prior and the risk of infection was too great to continue. We had been attending the hospital every day for monitoring. When we arrived at the hospital I felt very nervous, almost like an outlaw handing myself over to the police. It was not what I had ...
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Caesarean Delivery successes

I think the relaxation techniques we had been working on helped me out in staying calm through the whole process and the caesarean didn't turn out to be nearly as bad as I had imagined. (Our baby) was never under any stress so he emerged very alert and healthy. I was able to watch as they lifted him from my womb and words can't describe the intense joy and overwhelming emotion I felt the moment I laid eyes on him. I definitely experienced the "natural high" new mothers talk about. He is a ...
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The Birth of Violette, March 2012

On Wednesday at 3.30pm the mucous plug came away and by 5.30pm surges began coming on every 10-15mins. They were lasting about 1 - 1.5 minutes and were quite sharp. I used breathing to get through each one and we continued to go about what we were doing. The surges continued and began to get closer together and more intense. By 10pm they were around 5 minutes apart. Our Doula Emma arrived at this time and assisted Matt in talking me through each surge as I rested on the bed. We decided to ...
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Drug free HypnoBirth of Ethan, March 2012

birth in joy and calm with HypnoBirthing | Brisbane HypnoBirthing
Just thought I would let you know we welcomed a baby boy into the world.  Ethan Alexander. My waters broke on Wed at 4pm and they were clear so we rang the hospital to let them know and waited it out for a little bit but had no contractions or movements so went up to the hospital just to get checked out.  All was fine so came home again and went to bed. Spent Thursday doing normal duties besides getting a check up again at the hospital which was all good.  Thursday night/Friday morning I g...
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