A DAD'S EXPERIENCE OF HAVING DOULA
Emily contributed hugely towards making the birth as stress-free as possible. Ultimately this meant that mum could concentrate on the task in hand and I could do what she needed the most- be there close to her.
GIVING BIRTH DURING A GLOBAL PANDEMIC
The single best decision I made throughout my pregnancy was to sign up for a hypnobirthing course. I felt informed and calm the whole way through the birth of our son.
FREE BIRTH IN A PADDLING POOL IN GHANA
At some point, the sensations felt so enormous that I really had no other option but to surrender. Key to pain management, for me, was staying in the present.
A SELECTION OF HYPNOBIRTHING STORIES
Although Caesarean wasn't our Plan A, I still feel that she was born in as calm and relaxed a way as possible given the circumstances, so thank you for all your help and advice.
A REFLECTION OF AN INTENSE LABOUR AT HOME & A LOVE THAT GROWS
Sometimes a positive birth experience doesn’t have to be how you live through it in the moment, but how you reflect on it later on.
FEELING SO ALIVE DURING A MAGICAL HOME BIRTH FOR BABY NO. 2
I have never felt more alive and in ore of these lovely people around me (you, midwives and James) that made this awesome birthing experience something I will never forget.
BIRTHING DURING A PANDEMIC & HOW HYPNOBIRTHING HELPED
Looking back all I feel is pride. I feel so proud of myself and of my body. I also feel proud of Piers for supporting me and speaking for me exactly as I needed him to when I couldn't.
IN DENIAL IT WAS LABOUR AT 36 WEEKS PREGNANT
The combination of knowledge from Emily, my supportive birth partners as well as amazing midwives and doctors made me feel so safe and calm through every part, and that was all I ever wanted!"
A POSITIVE AND HEALING BIRTH OF BABY NO. 2
This labour and birth was literally my dream scenario and I am forever grateful and blessed to all involved for helping me prepare and have this incredible experience.