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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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Reflexology and Due Dates: Guest Blog by Nafisa Therapy

Reflexology and going over your ‘due date’ ‘Reflexology and going over your due date’ – It can make you go from happy endorphin flowing birthing mother, to ‘panicky cortisol filled tighten uterus mum’. ‘Baby is not going to come on time’ and a date for the sweep is booked in as if it were a …

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Pregnant and Worried about Hearing Birth Stories?

Pregnant and worried about hearing other people’s birth stories? There are ways to hear and honour other’s experiences whilst staying focussed on your own and also useful to understand the nature of birth stories when we are hearing other people’s. Birth narrative is a tricky space to navigate, particularly when you’re pregnant and wanting to …

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Hypnobirthing After Birth Trauma – Can It Help to Have a Better Experience?

If you’ve previously had a traumatic or difficult birth it can be scary to imagine birthing again and if you are reading this I am pleased you are looking at Hypnobirthing tools to help you create a birth experience, it is more than possible to have an empowering experience after a previously one. With tangible tools, …

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First Time Hypnobirthing Birth Story – ‘We’ve Got This’

This beautiful and honest birth story is by a couple who used Tranquil Birth Hypnobirthing Tecnhiques for their first birth. Annie & T gave birth at Chelsea and Westminster midwife led unit and the way they have made these tools practical is hightlighted so well in their story that they have kindly shared. So, we …

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