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Example Birth Plan

Example Birth Plan

Jane’s Preferences Partner – John Jane would like to use a birthing pool if one is available to labour in and maybe to birth her baby in (will decide at appropriate time). Jane would like to have a vaginal birth with minimal intervention. She understands that there may be a need for medical staff to suggest intervention and would like the opportunity for discussion of any that may be deemed necessary if that is appropriate. As such, she would prefer:…

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The Birth of Eli

The Birth of Eli

“Hi Louise, I just wanted to get in touch with you to share the news of the birth of our perfect little son, Eli, who was born on Thursday at Pembury Hospital. Following the hypnobirthing class we attended, my husband, Royden and I felt so much more assured and positive towards approaching this labour, however I still felt that the best thing to combat the long-term affects from my traumatic first labour was to go down the elective caesarean route….

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The (VBAC) Birth of Bethan Rose

The (VBAC) Birth of Bethan Rose

Rhiannon attended one of my Hypnobirthing Essentials Workshops in October. She has twins already who were born by caesarean and this time was keen to have a vaginal birth but she wasn’t ‘set’ on one ‘type’ of birth. What was important to her was that she remain calm and in control however her baby was to be born. If you’re considering a VBAC do get in touch with any questions and have a read of my blog here “Hi Louise Well, that…

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The Birth of Martha

The Birth of Martha

“After finding numerous activities to distract myself from the fact it was my due date, from painting furniture to cooking a homemade pie, I went to bed tired and with no expectation that baby would be with us soon. So when I woke up with period-like pains at 2.30am I assumed it was just braxton hicks. I went back to sleep, but by 3.30am the ache had turned into more obvious, albeit faint contractions. An hour later, realising they were…

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The Birth of Suhaas

The Birth of Suhaas

Satnaam and Amrit attended one of my Couples Hypnobirthing Workshops.  Thanks so much for sharing your birth story. “I can not recommend Hynobirthing enough especially taught by Louise. This was my first pregnancy and naturally I was anxious and frightful of it all, despite how much I blocked out negative stories and shut down all birth experiences from those nearest and dearest. It was my husband who bumped into Louise while walking the dogs at the park and also came…

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A Positive Birth Gathering JUST for Dads? … What the actual f…??

A Positive Birth Gathering JUST for Dads? … What the actual f…??

So, when the PBM topic was ‘Dads & Birth Partners’ I decided to invite dads and birth partners along to our evening gathering for this topic … it soon became clear that if I had mums AND dads there would be too many of us.  So, I made this meeting Partners Only….. and then sat back and assumed no one would come! How wrong I was! Yes, there were some women who felt their partners wouldn’t want to come on…

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Homebirth Hypnobirths … we are in ROYAL Tunbridge Wells, after all!

Homebirth Hypnobirths … we are in ROYAL Tunbridge Wells, after all!

The media’s reporting that The Duchess of Cambridge wants a home birth this time around. I’ve no idea whether this is actually the case or not, but it’s sounds quite probable given that she’s had (as far as we know) 2 straightforward births using hypnobirthing techniques already and this option is recommended by NICE and supported by evidence. In this post I’m talking about birth and choices in a situation where the mum and baby are healthy and coping well……

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The Birth of Maya

The Birth of Maya

Anna shares her story of the cathartic birth of Maya at Crowborough Birth Centre this weekend … “Having had a wobbly few days as the end of pregnancy drew near I felt a refreshed calm and stillness descending. Was relieved to identify unmistakable ‘show’ while in the toilets at a toddler distraction activity (trampoline park – his heaven) on Friday morning. Cramps were evident and increasing. So excited! After a trip to the birth centre confirmed my waters were in…

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This weekend’s clickbait Headlines

This weekend’s clickbait Headlines

One of my followers alerted me to a tweet by India Knight this weekend referring to this Times piece. The first thing I saw was India’s tweet saying “… it doesn’t matter how your baby comes out as long as you’re both ok”. I was still on my holiday so decided to read no further, because I knew I’d get wound up and distracted from precious time with my family. I haven’t yet met a woman who truly didn’t give…

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The Birth of Rose

The Birth of Rose

Thank you Emily for sharing your positive Hypnobirthing story … welcome to The World, Rose! x Hi Louise, Our little girl, Rose Amelie Reeves, arrived last Friday morning after an 8 hour labour.  My contractions started just before midnight and came on thick and fast. We called the birth centre who told us to sit tight for another hour or so and monitor the contractions. They were already regular as clockwork so I put on my tens machine played my…

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