Eryn and Andrew completed our Positive Cesarean Birth Course in preparation for their rainbow baby, Oscar. Here is their beautiful birth story… Melissa x We arrived at the hospital at 6.15am, after a fairly restless night sleep from excited anticipation. We were booked in and showed to the Day Surgery waiting room, where a number… Read More
Positive Caesarean Birth for My Second Baby – with Hypnobubs! My first baby was born 5 weeks early by emergency caesarean. I had antenatal classes booked in for the following weekend so wasnt prepared at all for the birth, nor had I even considered that I might have a casearean. I had no idea what… Read More
After watching the introductory video for the Online Hypnobirthing Australia Course – I knew that it was going to be useful. I was fortunate to have a healthy normal pregnancy and the course – especially our visit from Nicole (our wonderful hypnobirthing practitioner) helped to allay the fears I had of child birth based upon the overwhelmingly… Read More
We are excited to introduce you to our beautiful little girl Harper. Born via planned c section on the 18th of April. I was nervous about another c section after my eldest daughter’s birth ended in an emergency c section. VBAC was on the cards but after careful consideration with my obstetrician and amazing midwife… Read More
Our birthing story… Firstly I just wanted to give a massive thanks to Melissa and her program (Hypnobirthing Australia Program). Without Hypnobirthing I would not have had this positive experience to share with you all. Our baby had been in breech position since week 33, and I had been doing weekly acupuncture to help me… Read More
I was diagnosed with Polyhydramnios (excess amniotic fluid in the amniotic sac)
*** Note from Melissa*** I am excited to be sharing this birth story from a beautiful mama I’ve taught who just had her 2nd very calm and positive c-section birth using her hypnobirthing techniques. Welcome to the world little hypnobub, Lachlan. It is important for parents to know that there are Birthing Preferences that you can request during… Read More
A Positive Caesarean Birth Story Hi Melissa, I have been meaning to email you to let you know how our birthing experience went. We had beautiful healthy baby girl 3.18kgs and 53cms long. I had given a list of my birthing requests to the midwife and doctor beforehand, they included calm and relaxing atmosphere with… Read More
Vaginal Seeding for C-Section: The British Medical Journal recently released an article titled ‘How should health professionals engage with this increasingly popular but unproven practice’ and must admit I shook my head in disbelief when reading the article. I wonder if the authors of this article have considered the fact that babies traditionally DO come out via the vaginal route.
Hi Melissa! Thought you might like to know that we have welcomed our baby girl Isla 🙂 Born 11th March, 6 pounds 10oz Here is our birth story, sorry it’s quite long! As you know I was facing induction (scheduled for Wednesday 11th) after little miss decided she was super comfy and wanted to decide… Read More
It took us a little over two years to conceive Flynn and it was quite the journey. When conventional medicine did not work for us we decided to go down the natural health route and conceived Flynn within a matter of months of seeing a naturopath and acupuncturist. It made sense for us to also… Read More
Hi Melissa, Ronnie and I welcomed our little baby boy Drew Thomas into the world yesterday at 3:25pm our little Hypno Bub. Our birth took a few unplanned turns but Ronnie used her skills and was absolutely amazing. She was so focused and in her zone it was truly a miracle to watch the midwives… Read More
Thank you to you again Melissa for all of your support during this pregnancy and for writing the amazing program for c-sections. It made it such a better experience than I think I would’ve had.
That week we did moxa, meditated, yoga positions, spoke to her (both gently and sternly!), and spent hours in the pool trying to turn her – even doing handstands!
Even though our beautiful water-hypno- birth “plan” didn’t go to plan (quite the opposite), I can honestly say that doing the Hypnobirthing course with my fiancé Josh helped us tremendously. Being ‘calmly prepared for whatever turn my birthing may take’ and havingthe confidence and knowledge to question certain procedures while staying very relaxed in a… Read More
On June 12 ( 11 days after our guess date) I finally woke at 4 am to consistent back pain and pelvic pain that came and went for 4 hours. Being in only early stages Matt and I decided to continue our plans for the day and did some landscaping Then had tea at my… Read More
Being prepared for whatever turn our birthing takes…utilising the tools for an emergency caesarean birth. "What an amazing experience and I can honestly say
Susan and Gary completed the ‘Preparation for Caesarean’ course for calm and positive birthing. They said… "It made our experience beautiful and calming –
After what seemed like only minutes but had been in fact hours, we were walking out (floating out!)… now armed with many methods of relaxation and calming
It is really important to me to be able to share my story – I want to prove to all out there that not only does HypnoBirthing work, but it works for c-sections