The Homebirth of Willow

Labour and Birth of Willow | Brisbane | HpnoBirthing Mongan Method
Willow's Birth I knew straight away that I was pregnant with my third baby, but I had suffered a miscarriage earlier in the year so I was a little apprehensive about this pregnancy holding. Unlike my other two pregnancies I suffered quite badly with morning sickness and had the added worry of losing the baby. Once I got to 12 weeks I knew this little baby was going to hold on and join our family so I started making plans for where I would have it. Just like my other two babies I immediately c...
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Five tips for getting the most out of your HypnoBirthing classes…

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So many parents wonder how they can get the most out of their HypnoBirthing classes. Brisbane Practitioner & Doula Trish Cumming gives you five great tips to maximise your learnings. PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE– They say that practice makes perfect, but as with any new skill, you need to feel confident in your abilities when the time comes. Daily HypnoBirthing practice will not only help you to relax and rest during your pregnancy, but it will also mean you can “switch it on” when yo...
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The Unexpectedly Calm Birth of Macy

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I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl called Macy on Sunday and she is a dream! While I really, really wanted to believe in the idea of a somewhat bearable labour with minimal pain prior to the birth I was somewhat skeptical. I remember telling my HypnoBirthing practitioner that my two goals of this labour were to not feel like I wanted to die and not vomit continuously..! Well, not only did I achieve both of those goals, but I also actually enjoyed parts of my labour!!! While I was pre...
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Breech Birth Choices

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Breech Choices by Sarah Buckley (from Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering, 2005) www.sarahjbuckley.com In 2002, a pregnant woman in Brisbane, Australia – a mother of three, including naturally born twins – was refused the option of a vaginal breech birth in hospital, and told she could only have her baby by caesarean. She sought a midwife to assist her and gave birth successfully at home. Her picture – glowing with new motherhood, holding her healthy, happy baby – appeared in the Brisbane Courier...
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A joyful experience after a previous birth trauma

I thought I would give you an update on the birth of our little baby Pippa Aderyn Williams born on the 27 of April. Well its been over a month since you helped me with a one-on-one session to help me with a past birth trauma and some serious fears I had leading up to this labour and birth experience. Up until a week before seeing you I had a planned and c-section at Lismore Base hospital. So I had the session with you and spent every night relaxing and meditating to the CD you gave me. I wor...
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Fast second birth – baby came at home with HypnoBirthing!

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We just wanted to say a big thanks to our practitioner Bree for taking the time to see me a few weeks ago (just before the birth of our son), the HypnoBirthing breathing helped me immensely. It turns out I had no time to get to the hospital - labour started at 2.30am and while I was in contact with the hospital at 3.30am and 4.30am they kept saying give it another hour..... I had no idea that I was so progressed as my breathing exercises had things totally under control as I paced around t...
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4 interesting things about your cervix ..

Credit - from an article on www.birthologie.com Most women have no clue what their cervix is, where it is, its function or even what it looks like. So here are some important useful things for you to know about yours   Childbirth 101: The cervix is supposed to thin and then dilate (open) from 0 to 10cm open during labor. Once at 10cm a women is then considered to be 'fully dilated' and can push her baby out into the world. Simple as that (or so we are told). There are however a ...
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