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Positive Pregnancy & Birth related information and stories

Meeting Baby Jack

I was so happy to receive this birth story of Chrissy's second hypnobub, where she approaches birth trusting her body. You can also read about her first birth, here.  Weeks prior to my Guess Date I started having lots of niggles and twinges and was so sure...

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It’s Not Either/Or

I had a phone consult with an interstate twin mama during the week and was once again struck by the risk-based and fear-based care happening out there. “My priority is healthy babies and healthy mum”, doctor’s reply to this pregnant twin mother who was making...

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5 Tips to Avoid Unnecessary Intervention

Since releasing my birth story into the world last week, I’ve been asked many times, how I was able to birth my twins without an epidural, without manual extraction of Twin B (yes, that’s a thing), and why I was “allowed” to have a vaginal breech birth (among other...

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My Kick-Arse Double Breech Twin Birth

It is 1:50am on the 18th May (I’m 36+4) and my husband has just hopped out of bed to take our 4-year-old daughter (Edith) to the loo. I am laying completely still when I feel my membranes release. I yell out to hubby (Craig) to grab towels because I am too afraid to...

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A Mighty Roar: The Birth Of Aurora

This is Paula's story: Pre-birth waffling With my firstborn, there was no indication of her impending arrival until my labour started and she was born 24 hours later. At 37 weeks with Aurora, I started getting little nigglings each night that suggested she would be...

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I am NOT lucky

Lucky? Lucky? You think I’m ‘lucky’ for having the birth that I did? Hmm, let me unpack this a little bit for you. Having to travel over two hours to birth simply because I had twins. Lucky? Attending my first hospital appointment with my twins to find out that an...

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Chrissy’s empowered & confident hypnobirth

Thank you so much to Chrissy, for this inspiring hypnobirth story. Chrissy was 15 weeks when I first met her and her partner Dave last year. They were such a happy and down-to-earth couple, and I am so proud of how they handled their various twists and turns of birth....

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You are not smug

I read an article the other day, which irked me beyond comprehension. This article labeled women who prepare for a natural birth, or who want a positive experience of birth as smug. It also suggested that these women were intentionally putting their babies at risk in...

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The Birth of Olive

Rosie and Jon attended my August Hypnobirthing class and they both totally embraced the Hypnobirthing philosophy! I love the way Rosie describes herself as being "happy, excited and calm" during labour. Rosie's story: I knew something was happening on the Tuesday...

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