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Birthing by elective caesarean (abdominal births)

All births are transitions. Transitions from pregnancy to parenthood. Regardless of how you birth, each birthing person can benefit from feeling centred, connected and relaxed. For some people an elective caesarean birth may not be a preferred choice and this can contribute to feelings of anxiety and concern. For others, birthing abdominally is very much …

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Home birth story – first baby with Hypnobirthing Tools

Real Birth Story – Amalia’s First Home Birth & how she tuned into her choices and felt equipped with Tranquil Birth Hypnobirthing tools What made you choose a home birth?  I never really considered anywhere but home, I was partly inspired by my partner’s mother who had birthed all of her children at home. I …

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So What Does a Doula Do and How Do They Help You With Birth? Guest Blog by Lorrell Illeena

What is a doula? So, a Doula? The name means ‘servant’ in Greek but that’s the boring definition or perhaps you have heard its a   non medical helper or support person for birth. Well that’s pretty true but STILL way too bland and doesn’t show how amazing and brilliant we are at helping you through …

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I’m Taking a NCT Course, Should I do Hypnobirthing as Well?

As a Hypnobirthing teacher this is something I get asked a lot and of course I’m bias and am going to say yes but for good reason and here’s why. NCT is great and I have the greatest respect for the charity which in the 1970s changed the landscape of birth for many women, championing …

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Moving your labour from home to hospital? Heres some tips to stay in your birthing bubble

So you’ve planned a beautiful space to start your labour at home when birth starts, perhaps candles, low lights, aromatherapy or a warm bath alongside relaxing music or your hypnobirthing audios 😉 to help you relax.  That’s a perfect way to get the oxytocin flowing but what happens when it’s time to call the midwife …

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What is Hypnobirthing? Is it the same as Meditation, Mindfulness or Yoga?

If you are looking at Hypnobirthing and coming across terms like ‘breathing’ and ‘relaxation’ you might be wondering well how is Hypnobirthing different to mindfulness or pregnancy yoga that you may already be practicing? To be honest when I came to my first birth in 2010 I thought the same when Hypnobirthing was mentioned to …

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