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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Breech Birth Choices

Options for Breech Birth | by Sarah Buckley
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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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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Kate sets a HypnoBirthing trend in Australia

HypnoBirthing, calm natural birth preparation. Pregnant Possibilities
By Bree Taylor Molyneaux   A growing number of Australian women are turning to HypnoBirthing and other natural birthing approaches as they challenge the notion that birth has to be painful. Following recent news that Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton used hypnosis early in her pregnancy for morning sickness and is planning on using HypnoBirthing for her upcoming birth, a new wave of women are becoming interested in this natural approach to childbirth. The use of hypnosis for birth...
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Review of Birth Reborn by Michel Odent

by Bree Taylor Molyneaux I was already a fan of Michel Odent from the many birth videos I have seen him featured on and skim reading this book many years ago. I thoroughly enjoyed reading his book in its entirety, finding it provides a very holistic picture of how Odent came to be the expert on natural birth that he is regarded today and provides a realistic argument for everything that he does – why minimal intervention is used, how the environment of birth is created and supported and mo...
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HypnoBirthing: No Swinging Watch or Pain

HypnoBirthing birth without pain, Hypnosis Brisbane, North Lakes @ Pregnant Possibilities
- ABC NEWS - April 30, 2010 - In Marie Mongan's day, childbirth meant a sterile, medicalized birth with drugs, and if you happened to be awake, lots of painful pushing. "Most women were totally anesthetized and out cold, and their babies were taken from them with forceps, except for the very few who didn't make it to the hospital and had them by the side of the road," said Mongan, now 77. So Mongan, then a young New Hampshire English teacher, devised her own way to circumvent the system when ...
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The Healing Birth of Rosalyn Maya

This was my second pregnancy. My first came to an abrupt end in June of 2011 with the stillbirth of our first child and daughter Charlotte Mabel. It was a painful experience, not only for the grief of our child but also because I was so unprepared, my body was forced to birth. I did give birth to her though. It was a strangely beautiful moment. When I became pregnant again I wanted this birth not to be, if I could help it, something that just happened to me. I was going to be an active partic...
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Natural childbirth: Challenges & solutions in the 21st century

by Bree Taylor Molyneaux Queensland (and Australia) now has the highest caesarean rate in our history;  47.9% in Private Hospitals and 34% in Public Hospitals[1], so the importance of supporting and educating women in birth choices becomes increasingly necessary. As an independent birth educator I hear a vast range of birth stories which make me both cry with joy and shed tears of sadness and frustration. Birth is supposed to be a joyful event, a rite of passage that marks the transition f...
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