HypnoBirthing Stories

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Here you will find a collection of beautiful, empowering birth stories. These cover a variety of birth types including physiological birth, inductions, vaginal birth after cesarean, vaginal breech birth, cesarean births and much more! You’ll also find many informative blogs covering a range of topics through pregnancy, birth and parenting.

Riley’s Birth Story

Riley’s Birth Story

I got a positive birth! Thank you to the both of you for your content, I can’t thank you enough! Our daughter Riley Elle Robinson was born last month and we have been smitten ever since. Being pregnant for the first time I felt lost with Corona virus when all the...

50 Things For Partners To Say In Labour

50 Things For Partners To Say In Labour

Just a short but sweet blog post today. I do tons of work with partners about what to do in labour. They learn lots of techniques to help the labouring mum both physically and emotionally but I realised sometimes they need a little help in what to say. I draw up this...

Luella’s Birth Story

Luella’s Birth Story

🌸 Luella Florence Howard 🌸 Surprise gender baby, our third bubba and second little girl!! Born 25/02/2020 at 1242pm weighing 3.84kg, 51cm long and 34cm 39+5 spontaneous labour. Woke up and made breaky for my daughter and felt a mild period type cramp at about 7:30am...

Romy’s Birth Story

Romy’s Birth Story

I was induced at 39 weeks and 2 days. I had a very normal, healthy pregnancy except for a slight thyroid issue that was treated with medication and caused no issues. At 35 weeks my belly was measuring small so I had an extra scan measure the baby. Our baby seemed to...

Corona Virus Birthing Tips

Corona Virus Birthing Tips

I wanted to put together some birthing tips for those of you who will be birthing during the corona virus pandemic. I think it's fair to say that if you are pregnant right now, you have never experienced anything like what the world is going through right now. That...

Your Ultimate Guide: Care Providers

Your Ultimate Guide: Care Providers

I believe that 3 things contribute to an awesome birth. Want to know what they are? It's simple but oh so complex too. Your birth preparation Your mindset Your care provider/support team Today I’m going to talk about Care Providers because I’ve just finished an...

Michael’s Birth Story

Michael’s Birth Story

A letter to all the doubters, believe me you can have a great birth, and HypnoBirthing is one of the keys... I’d just like start off by personally thanking Michelle for all her help and support along my pregnancy journey and for giving both my husband and I the skills...

Birthing Affirmation Printables

Birthing Affirmation Printables

I am a lover of creating a gorgeous birth space. This space should be warm, dark and cosy and extra points for looking and smelling stunning! Candles, an oil burner or diffuser, incense, music, flower, plants, a water feature, open fire and lots of soft blankets and...

Denver’s Birth Story

Denver’s Birth Story

I’d had lots of pre labour warm ups in the week before my baby was born, prompting my husband to finish up work early, our 2 year old having a sleep over at nanas and my sister/doula organising back up teachers for her HypnoBirthing classes as we were pretty sure baby...

Sasha’s Birth Story

Sasha’s Birth Story

At 38+2 (a few hours after getting home from Boris’ birthday celebrations) I woke up to pain at about 5:30am feeling like I had to do a massive poo haha. Went to the bathroom a couple of times and nothing happened. Around an hour later woke Boris up because I was...

Mia’s Birth Story

Mia’s Birth Story

So things started on Friday 29th March (I was 39+4), I lost my uterine seal - but then nothing all weekend. On Monday morning 1st April, I woke up and had a show and thought, omg I’m going to have an April Fools baby! I had what I thought were Braxton Hicks...

What’s In My Doula Bag?

What’s In My Doula Bag?

I joke with my clients that my doula bag is my 'bag of tricks'. I adore getting it re-stocked while I await the call from my next couple, that labour has begun and I'm about to meet a beautiful little soul in the coming hours. I thought I would share what I pack,...

Nicholas’ Birth Story

Nicholas’ Birth Story

My pregnancy with Nicholas had been relatively uncomplicated. That was up until about 34 weeks when I felt anxiety creep its way in with the impending challenge of birthing my boy into this world. As a result my blood pressure began to creep up at every clinic...

Gentle Scheduled Caesarean Birth

Gentle Scheduled Caesarean Birth

Hey there mama, I'm glad you found this article and I'm here to get you feeling comfortable and positive about your caesarean birth. I know you've been on a journey and I know this had been a tough decision to make. Or maybe it's a decision that was out of your hands...

Edmunds Birth Story

Edmunds Birth Story

How to explain just how amazing the whole experience was is an understatement! Birth for me to some extent started on Friday 9th….We had decided to drive to Seymour for Bo to compete in a tree climbing competition. I was nervous as it was a long drive and if I did pop...

Amelia’s Birth Story

Amelia’s Birth Story

Jad and I classify my birth to Amelia as amazing. The reason it was amazing is because of our HypnoBirthing training and the fact that we were informed! From 36 weeks, my fundus was measuring small. The hospital told me that if I was 37 weeks, they 'would induce me'....

Ivy’s Birth Story

Ivy’s Birth Story

We have a daughter!! Little Ivy Elise Howard was born on Wednesday 4/4/18 at 2:20pm weighing 3.51kg and 50cm long. Due to recommendations from Hugo's paediatrician and worries about low amniotic fluid we decided to be induced at 39+4. It was a really hard decision to...

Beau’s Birth Story

Beau’s Birth Story

Welcome to the world Baby Beau, born at 41+4, just an hour after my obstetrician “clocked back on” after a few days of holidays with his family. Although by 11 days over I was certainly “over it”, I was still hopeful for spontaneous labour and gladly Beau had the same...

The Day I Had My Bones Closed

The Day I Had My Bones Closed

A few weeks ago I had my bones closed. What the what I hear you say? If you’ve followed my story, you’ll know that I had a traumatic first birth. It’s hard now to put my finger on what was traumatic but I think it was a combination of many things. Being unprepared....

Alexandre’s Birth Story

Alexandre’s Birth Story

Our desire for an intervention free natural birth was achieved. We thank Michelle Clift for educating us in birthing options & HypnoBirthing techniques. Surges began early on 23rd September which was a Saturday morning around 9am. I had a hair and nail appointment...

Nixxon’s Birth Story

Nixxon’s Birth Story

On Sunday 16th July, Mariah and I were at Cranbourne Centro to do our weekly shop. While Mariah ordered her coffee and my white hot chocolate I went to the bathroom. It was no mistake that I started losing my show and plug - it was 1:10pm. We continued on to Coles as...

Jayden’s Birth Story

Jayden’s Birth Story

My Birth Story by Sarah Munro Let me start by saying birthing a baby is the most magnificent experience a women can have. I completely conditioned myself and wanted my HypnoBirthing techniques that I had learnt to consume me. My gorgeous boy Jayden was born 6 days...

I’ve got a secret….

I’ve got a secret….

OK, deep breath Michelle. You can do this. For 18 months, I’ve felt like I’ve got a big, dirty secret that I don’t want to talk about it. But lately, I’ve been coming to terms with it. I think coming clean today will help with my healing process. Here I go. I learnt...

Let’s Make Some Waves Ladies

Let’s Make Some Waves Ladies

If you're anything like me, you get incredibly frustrated constantly by the total shit storm that is happening around birth and our maternity system. I could write a huge list about the issues pregnant women are facing - the pressure, the disrespect, the coercion, the...

Why Women Birth Differently

Why Women Birth Differently

It’s clear that all women experience birth differently. For some, it’s the most joyous and transformational time of their lives. For others, it can be traumatic and often described as the worst experience they’ve ever had, something they never want to do again. Why do...

A Powerful HypnoBirthing Story

A Powerful HypnoBirthing Story

Meeting Sophie & Daniel I first met *Sophie and *Daniel at an information session I run each month. They were front and centre and Sophie seemed to absorb every word I said. I was disappointed when they didn’t book in to do my course but understood that Sophie’s...

One Thing I Forgot During Pregnancy

One Thing I Forgot During Pregnancy

I was recently approached by a paediatric occupational therapist about a course she runs and wanted to offer to my gorgeous tribe for free! When I read about what it entailed, it really struck a chord with me. When I was pregnant, I was totally and utterly focused on...

The Best Relaxation Technique Ever

The Best Relaxation Technique Ever

I had great feedback from my email a few weeks ago about the Best Breathing Technique Ever so I thought I would share my easiest and most reliable relaxation method. We learn lots of techniques during the HypnoBirthing course, some are long and some are short....

The Best Breathing Technique Ever

The Best Breathing Technique Ever

Today I wanted to remind/teach you, the first of the HypnoBirthing breathing techniques, the Calm Breath. This breath is really easy but my goodness, it is powerful. If you have done the HypnoBirthing course and you're not using this breath during pregnancy, labour...

Joseph’s Birth Story

Joseph’s Birth Story

I met Julia and her husband Julian earlier this year. To be 100% honest, they were the 3rd couple I’d ever taught! This incredibly friendly and bubbly couple heard about me through a mutual friend and invited me into their home to learn HypnoBirthing. I remember...