We had our baby Elwood on Thursday 20 April (41+1 day) with a successful drug free VBAC! Surges started on Tuesday night (18th April) and we went into hospital at 3am on Thursday and he was born 1.53pm. I’m so so happy with how the birth went and have no regrets (although it was long… Read More
Carl and I undertook a Hypnobirthing course with Yolande in Moranbah and our son Ashton arrived into the world at 38+3. We live 2 hours from the nearest hospital so at 38 weeks we were advised to move closer to Mackay. I worked up until the Friday and moved to Mackay on Saturday afternoon. I… Read More
Hi Melissa!Just letting u know we had our baby! And it’s a GIRL!! We named her Laila! Born one whole week early and a very speedy birth indeed. By the time got to hospital had her within the hour. Still pretty crazy birth but think the hypnobirthing definitely helped with the speedy ness of it. It… Read More
Being a Midwife of close to 9 years I have been priviledged in attending many a birth journey and story. Now it was my turn; to become a mother for the first time. I believe birthing without fear is important. But unfortunatley in todays society we are surrounded by negativity which has increased the fear… Read More
Although it took us 6 months to conceive Manaia, once we had made the decision to ‘sort of start trying’…it happened first go with our little man. Again I had an amazing pregnancy, and given that we were wanting a vbac, I was determined to do things a little differently this time and convinced Rana… Read More
My pregnancy with Humphrey was extraordinarily stressful, having my grandfather pass away when I was 17 weeks pregnant, moving house while renovating, my father being diagnosed with stage 4 lymphoma at Christmas time and the family disputes around how he should approach treatment. We spent most of the pregnancy devoted to caring for my dad,… Read More
Empowering Natural Birth Story of Maddison -Hypnobub number 2! I was introduced to hypnobirthing when I was pregnant with my first baby in 2015. I was terrified of everything to do with being pregnant – a massive vomit phobia coupled with a fear of not being in control, fear of needles/hospitals (pretty much everything that… Read More
Hi Melissa We wanted to let you know that we have earth-side our beautiful son, Suske Lee, born at 11:26pm on 21 April 2017. As you know, at 34 weeks, we were told that he was SGA (small for gestational age), which meant regular monitoring and a recommended induction at 37 weeks. Although this was… Read More
If you have a baby who: sleeps during the day, has the occasional cry but is generally settled, can be taken out without fear of having to spend the entire time apologising to everyone within earshot… then you don’t need to read this!
This story is for all the parents out there who have what is often labeled as an ‘unsettled’ baby who cries, refuses to sleep during the day and is basically making you doubt your natural abilities as a parent and sane person!