This was nothing like my two other births… it was a completely different experience. I’m so proud of myself!

Veronique and Brad came to do a course with me for the birth of their third child. Their first two births had been “long and very, very painful” and they had followed their midwives advice to come and do a course with me.

They were birthing at St George Hospital in Sydney under the midwifery team and with Veronique’s sister Courtney (also a midwife) as a support person.

Veronique was really hoping to have a drug-free water-birth but also needed to get past some doubts about if she could achieve this….which she very much did (her amazing birth video is at the end of this post!!!)

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Rabab’s birth and how hypnobirthing + doula support helped her birth her baby boy!

I have two videos to share with you here…

The first is from first-time mum and trainee doctor Rabab who did the hypnobirthing course with husband Mo and me privately at around 30 weeks. Rabab was recommended the course by her Doula Ellen. In the second video below we chat together about how hypnobirthing and doula support are a great combination!

Apologies in advance for the sound quality (the neighbours were renovating during this filming so at times there is a little noise/I needed to stop for a moment to keep muting myself), but you’ll still be able to take away what a wonderfully empowering birth Rabab had for her baby boy Zach.

This is a tale of a trainee doctor starting off being terrified of birth and viewing it in a very medical way, to hiring a doula, changing care-providers,  doing a hypnobirthing course and ultimately having a wonderful birth! She took ownership for her birth and opened up to the idea that birth is a normal, physiological event that she is no longer scared of!

The birth of baby Zach:

 

How hypnobirthing and doula support are a great combination:

Rabab’s doula is Ellen Turchini from https://www.ellenturchini.com/

If you’d like to know more about hypnobirthing or doula support please feel free contact either of us!

Kerry x

Holly’s fantastic birth story about the birth of daughter Clara!

Here Holly tells us about the birth of her first child, daughter Clara. Holly and I went to school together so Holly had long been following my work even before she got pregnant. Once pregnant she knew that hypnobirthing was something she wanted to do.

Holly was hugely dedicated to practicing the techniques and gaining knowledge during her pregnancy with Clara – who makes a guest appearance at the end!

She had an amazing birth, giving birth at The Mater in Sydney, and now speaks about one day hoping to have a home-birth back in the UK if she has more children.

This is a great story. Positive birth stories hugely help women heading towards birth so please share this and other birth stories on my website.

Enjoy!

 

If you are also interested in a home-birth (it is a great option for many women!) then take a look at Homebirth NSW – https://www.homebirthnsw.org.au/

The birth of baby Ella by parents Jo & Louis

In this video I am joined by mum Jo and dad Louis (and a special guest appearance by baby Ella after her nap at the end of the video!!).

They talk about how doing the hypnobirthing course with me helped to prepare them for important conversations towards the end of pregnancy. Jo was induced at 11 days past her estimated due date and went on to have an amazing birth!

Jo was cared for by the Midwifery group practice at The Royal Hospital for women in Randwick.

Enjoy and try not to get too broody when baby Ella joins us at the end!

Kerry x

 

The midwifery group practice at The Royal can be found here –

https://www.seslhd.health.nsw.gov.au/royal-hospital-for-women/services-clinics/directory/having-a-baby/im-pregnant/midwifery-group-practice

Angela’s birth story of her second child Maya.

Angela and her friend and birth support person did the course with me when Ang was pregnant with her second child. She was looking for a different experience and having previously sailed in the Olympics for Australia she knew the importance of a positive mindset and focused approach for physically demanding events.

Her preparation paid off with the beautiful birth of her baby girl Maya!

Angela was supported by her husband and birth support friend and gave birth at the Birth Centre at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.

Enjoy!

PS Angela also has a wonderful business creating hampers for new mums – www.newmamakit.com

 

Information on the Birth Centre at RPA can be found here – https://www.slhd.nsw.gov.au/rpa/WomenAndBabies/pdf/BirthCentre.pdf

Mum Alli’s wonderful VLOG about the birth of baby Daisy!

Mum Alli chats to me about the birth of her first child, daughter Daisy. Alli talks about the importance of gaining knowledge and feeling empowered leading up to and during the birth.

You can also find a written account of Daisy birth further down this page, where Alli describes her partner Gerard as the “only drug she needed” and discusses how she made good informed decisions late in her pregnancy.

Alli gave birth at the Women’s hospital in Randwick in Sydney under the care of the midwifery team.

Grab a drink and enjoy!

 

Link to The Royal Women’s hospital midwifery group practice

Verna’s video account of Ahelia’s amazing birth!

Watch this wonderful video of hypnobirthing mum Verna talking about the birth of her first child, her gorgeous little girl Ahelia!

Verna and husband Marvin did the course with me privately at around 20 weeks pregnant and then spent the remainder of her pregnancy getting familiar with the techniques and getting into a very positive mindset.

Things took a slight change during birth – Verna’s obstetrician couldn’t be at the birth and a  backup obstetrician stepped in – but this shows how hypnobirthing is very much an approach that the mum has within her regardless of where and with whom she is birthing.

Grab a drink and enjoy this wonderful recount of Ahelia’s birth!

Talking Homebirth

Here is a little video that I did with Kate Fraser about the topic of home-birth. Kate was a client of mine for her first birth and she has since gone on to study to be a Hypnobirthing Australia practitioner herself.

 

Here we talk about her choosing to opt for a home-birth with her second pregnancy…

 

You can find Kate at http://www.mindfulbirthingsydney.com – she is the gorgeous looking lady on the left whilst the thumbnail has decided to make me look daft 🙂

Home birth is a really great option for many women – do your research ladies, it is a safe and pleasing approach to birth for many women!

Kerry x

I am very proud and happy with my experience it couldn’t have been any better!

Hey world, say hello to the gorgeous Penelope!

This little hypnobub was born Easter weekend and here her amazing mum Kristen tells us all about their fantastic birth getting to meet their baby girl, the role her “rock-star” husband played and how their baby girl arrived after 2 pushes…

Penelope

“Just dropping you a note to share Miss Penelope’s welcome into our world. We completed our Hypnobirthing class in late January, I was due around the end of April – so completing the course at this time was great for my husband and I as it gave us plenty of time to practice all the techniques we would use during birthing. Continue reading

Even just 6 weeks later I think I’m ready to do it again!

Here is a great story for how hypnobirthing helps with long labours and births that have a few twists and turns…

 

“Our beautiful baby boy Michael was born at 6:50pm on the 22nd Feb after an epic labour with just a few twists and turns!  Continue reading