EDEN'S BIRTH ...with thanks to Jen & Matt

Before we discovered hypnobirthing I was struggling with a painful pregnancy and my family history was making me doubt my ability to give birth naturally. As soon as we started our classes with Hollie my hip pain decreased, I began to sleep better and our confidence that we could have the birth we wanted grew. On top of that, Matt felt connected to me and to the whole process in a new and exciting way. We were truly in it together.

My surges began just after 10am on a Saturday morning in June, strong and regular. Matt immediately got the pool up and running, put on our hypnobirthing music, lit candles and guided me through some visualisations. I was almost fully dilated by the time our midwife arrived at the house, she was so impressed! After some time in the pool we moved to the bathroom and Eden was born there at 6.03pm weighing 9lb 1oz, as I held on to Matt, with no drugs and no intervention whatsoever. Matt was amazing, I needed him and he knew exactly what to say and do, when to talk, when to show me pictures, when to rub my back, what music to play. He was like my lighthouse guiding me home to meet Eden. It honestly was an amazing day, everything we had visualised – romantic, connected, chilled, we even had a few giggles! I also remember vividly during a hypnobirthing visualisation making an agreement with Eden that she would be born within 8 hours...and she was!

Hypnobirthing has had the most incredible impact on our lives – throughout pregnancy, Eden's birth and beyond into life as parents. We still play our music which relaxes us immediately even before reading any scripts, and Eden recognises it! She is a dream baby – calm, curious, independent and playful...and a great little sleeper! Hypnobirthing is the beginning of something beautiful and we want to wish all the future hypnofamilies the happiest of adventures.

BIRTH STORIES

WILLA

IVOR

BUZZ

FIN

ARLO

SAM T

FINN

BETSY

SASHA

JACOB

LOUIS

WOODY

AMELIA

HUGO

ISIS

SAM P

MIA

MAX

FLORES

LORDEN

EDEN

ADDY

ISABELLA