Beautiful first-time birth in the pool

First-time mum Naomi and Steve are the most lovely, chilled couple you could meet, so I knew their birth would go brilliantly. Naomi came to my pregnancy yoga classes throughout her pregnancy and she and Steve did a group hypnobirthing course with me – and together they committed to the techniques at home. I’m pleased […]

Nicola slowly breathed baby Albie out, which meant no tears

This week in class we’ve been talking about how to avoid tearing and Nicola’s inspiring birth story is the perfect example of a some of the things we mentioned. Firstly, giving birth is the pool, secondly, having a controlled second stage (breathing baby down, rather than pushing), thirdly, staying calm and relaxed. Nicola says, “The […]

Speedy induction, despite pre-eclampsia

Katy’s Birth Story After a relaxing weekend of yoga and a hypnobirthing course (with Better Birth Company), I was feeling very excited for birth. I had been apprehensive about the birth, so to have the feeling of excitement was a refreshing change! I was 37 weeks and it was half term with lots of little […]

Great births still happen during a pandemic

Birth doesn’t stop during a pandemic – ladies are still going into hospital every day and having babies. I’ve heard of three this week (from the ladies from my classes) and I’m thrilled to say all have been quick, positive, empowering experiences. In fact, they all sound very similar to the normal great birth stories […]

Jo’s very quick birth, at home, in the pool

Jo's home birth in pool

Jo came to my pregnancy yoga classes for both of her pregnancies and had trained as a doula between births, so I wasn’t surprised when she said she was contemplating a home birth. I’m sure her training came into play when labour started, and helped ensure she had a great – and very fast – […]

First-time mum Emily’s incredibly quick birth

First birth hypnobirthing prenatal yoga quick

First-time mum Emily came to my pregnancy yoga classes for a few months but had to leave before the end of her pregnancy, as she and her husband were making a life changing move to Australia. I suggested she think about doing a hypnobirthing course in Australia as this would help her meet a lovely […]

Lucy’s surprisingly perfect premature birth story

After a difficult first birth, Lucy had to summon all her strength to carry her through an unexpected labour at 34 weeks. Luckily she’d been preparing for birth with pregnancy yoga and hypnobirthing and coped beautifully when her birth plans suddenly changed. Thank you so much for listening to me when I was feeling so […]

Wonderful first birth, in the pool, at the birth centre

First birth, water birt, positive birth

When my husband and I agreed to attend our friend’s wedding over August bank holiday weekend, we knew there might be a small chance that our baby could make an early appearance. I’d be 38 weeks pregnant but being my first pregnancy I assumed the odds of going over my due date were in my […]