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Birth Story: An unplanned homebirth for baby Daisy

Kate has kindly shared her story with us and unlike many of the birth stories we receive Kate didn’t take one of our classes. She did however listen to the audio book of ‘Mindful Hypnobirthing’. Here is her story…. “My hypnobirthing story! I’m not sure if I’d recommend hypnobirthing or not mainly because I was…

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Hypnobirthing may be calm, but it is not quiet.

Hypnobirthing is calm but not as you know it. How calm can give you your voice. You’re about to give birth.  How do you think you are going to be?  Quiet, noisy? What would you prefer?  To be calm on the inside but noisy on the outside, or calm on the outside but noisy on…

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Placebo, Pain and Hypnobirthing

Did anyone see Horizon on BBC 2 last Monday, the 17th February?  It’s still on iplayer so I urge you to watch if it you can.  The headline is Placebo, but it’s much more than that, it teaches us about the power of suggestion.  Something us hypnotherapists have known about for years. A placebo is…

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The birth of Amelia Grace

Hannah attended one of our classes in early 2016 and here she shares the story of her daughter’s birth in March and how the mindful hypnobirthing techniques she learnt in class along with the mp3s helped her throughout her labour… Hannah’s Story – the birth of Amelia Grace I just want to say that I was told about…

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Leonie Garner – why I teach the Mindful Mamma Class

Leonie trained with Mindful Mamma in 2014 and now teaches classes in Kent and Glasgow I decided to become a Hypnobirthing practitioner four years ago after my second hypnobirth. My daughter was born in rather unusual circumstances (my son was rushed to A&E whilst I was in labour) and from then on, having still had…

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Trust your birth intuition

Trusting your birth intuition can make all the difference. by Sophie Fletcher I wanted to talk to you about birth intuition today, as it is so important with birth.  One of my mantras is ‘trust your intuition’, but it’s a bit of a floppy suggestion, what does that actually mean?  What is your birth intuition…

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How long should a hypnobirthing course be?

How long should a hypnobirthing course be? By Sophie Fletcher, Clinical Hypnotherapist and Doula  There has long been a debate on the web about hypnobirthing and how long a hypnobirthing course should be – how many classes and over what period of time you should attend. I’ve taught several different methods, including Mongan and Leclaire…

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I’m going to be have a labour induction can I use hypnobirthing? Yes!

A Labour Induction and hypnobirthing. I  know mums who have had a labour induction because of medical reasons, but I also know mums who have been induced because they’ve gone over their dates and have chosen to have a labour induction rather than be monitored.  In another blog I talked about the different options around…