Some comments from my HypnoBirthing clients…
We just thought we’d let you know that M. was born this morning…Due for induction on Sunday but thankfully she arrived before! Just wanted to say that what we learnt on the course worked wonders. We arrived at the hospital after about 5 hours of what we thought was early labour at home to find that I was 9.5 cm dilated! …The breathing and relaxation techniques we learned were amazing.
Good luck to you all and remember to just breath and embrace the surges. Looking forward to hearing your stories! – H and T email to my hypnobirthing class, 2012
The most effective aspect of HypnoBirthing: the positive phrases that were ingrained in my psyche through listening almost every day to the CD. The phrase that kept going through my mind during the more intense parts of my labour was “my body and my baby know what to do”. I truly believed it even if “I wasn’t sure what was happening and if it was happening how it was supposed to! I truly believe HypnoBirthing was helpful to me because I was able to stay calm and trust in Mother Nature.” S, gave birth to her first baby in birthing pool after 5.5 hours labour.
I feel really really privileged to have had such a wonderful birth and I also feel quite sad that so far, in my antenatal group, no-one has had such a straightforward birth as myself. J. and I would both like to thank you for your time and support and for giving us such happy birth memories.” L, after water birth of her third baby.
“Hypnobirthing was the absolute best thing I ever did for myself and our babies when it came to birthing.” –Nancy Evans, client 2006, whose home hypnobirth is featured in the Home Grown Babies DVD from www.mybirth.tv
“I’d had a very real fear of birth since my teens and was genuinely terrified. Your Hypnobirthing classes taught me a technique which enabled me to conquer my fears. So much so I even choose to opt for a natural birth in the birth centre! …my waters broke 2 weeks early so I had to be induced but the midwives could not believe how calm I was and how long I lasted without any pain relief. It also gave me the confidence to be in control of my surroundings. My birth experience was a fantastic one (even though it hadn’t quite gone to plan!) and I’m already looking forward to baby number two in the not too distant future” – S., client 2012
“Thanks to you I went through with great birthing experiences. And the fact that second time around was so stress free too. I can’t believe how well D. [husband] managed both births. He still goes on and on about both experiences to all his friends, as if like he was actually the one having the baby!
I don’t think I would have had an easy birth without hypnobirthing. Even the Drs and Nurses here in China after seeing XXXXX births still are amazed at how easy I had T… they keep telling me to have more.” – Pamela, client 2009
What my doula clients say….
We were so glad Sarah could be with us, despite baby F arriving 3 and a half weeks early. It made a huge difference – I’m sure I would have found the pain much harder to manage if she hadn’t been there. – HM
Her calm attitude was always a plus to help me feel relaxed, and well looked after – LD
At the moment that my partner and I were on the edge of panic, Sarah arrived, defused the situation and calmed me during birth – amazing support. Many thanks for being a wonderful doula – LB
Sarah Johnson was an amazing doula before, during and after birth. She inspired me to get prepared to labour in a much more positive way. Thanks to Sarah I had a quick – natural (2nd) labour which will be remembered as a fantastic experience. – RA
We had detailed discussions about expectation during labour, pain relief methods, exercises and even packing the hospital bags. She provided comfort and guidance on breathing; she also massaged me and reassured my husband. She helped with the first breastfeed, assisted me when I bathed and fetched food (it was the middle of the night). She provided additional help with breastfeeding position and latching and went on a few errands! I am extremely happy that I decided to engage a birth doula. She provided invaluable support before and during labour and helped to turn my anxiety about birth into a memorable experience. I am very fortunate to have had someone with her experience by my side during labour and the birth of my baby. – NP, who asked me back for the birth of her second baby.
Having Sarah’s support before, during and after the birth of A was incredibly valuable. I felt confident that my wishes were being translated to the medical staff at the hospital and had a friendly, knowledgeable person to direct numerous questions to at all times. Thank you so much, Sarah. – KG, another repeat client!
Sarah convinced me I could do it without pain relief, which is what I wanted! Excellent…ensured a safe delivery of my child – priceless! – SD
Sarah provided reassurance and comfort when I was alarmed by the sound of another labouring mother’s distress. [She] acted as go-between with midwife, reporting on labour’s progress, constant monitoring at waterside during time in birthing pool – hugging, hand-holding, massage, verbal reassurance, encouragement and managing gas and air…I would highly recommend Sarah as a doula – her calm, confident, reassuring manner was a huge help. She took endless trouble to send information in the preparation for the birth – nothing was too much trouble, even lending us a kneeling chair so the baby would be in the optimum position. We will always be grateful and pleased we chose her – HB