“The midwife said that it looked like that I gave birth to 8 children already!”

By Kat | January 27, 2011

Dear Kat, As i started to tell you by text, the labour was quite quick  (just 6 hours) and she came out with just 2 pushes….. you will not believe it that the 2nd stage…

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By Kat | January 7, 2011

Hi Katrina, Just wanted to let you know that Ian and I had a little girl called Lily on the 11 Dec. She is delightful and we love her to bits. That said I thought…

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By Kat | December 22, 2010

Jamie was born at 9:30pm on Wed 22nd December, weighing in at 8lb 8oz, so we were 3 Kings in time for Xmas! It’s been a sleepless few nights but we all seem to be…

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By Kat | December 16, 2010

Delighted to share that Pinar and Gerry had their first son, Leon at 00.35 last Friday 10th December. Huge congratulations to the three of you – he’s simply adorable!!

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The only way he knew that I was having a contraction, was that I would tap my finger when they started and again when they stopped

By Kat | November 20, 2010

Hi Kat, I hope that you’re well. Meet our baby boy! Joseph, Zedekiah Turton, born 26th September 2010, weighing a whopping 9lb 6oz! I thought I’d write and tell you a little about the birth…

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By Kat | October 25, 2010

I couldn’t resist sharing this painting with you. Painted by Cathy Hill, my dad’s twin sister and my godmother, it depicts her twin daughters Nicola and Natalie who were both pregnant together last year. How…

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By Kat | October 10, 2010

HI Katrina A little tip for any of your other students. I found these time lapse movies of flowers opening and have set up a google calender reminder with the links (see below) so that…

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By Kat | September 30, 2010

I worked with Charlie back at the beginning of 2010 when she joined one of my HypnoBirthing groups at Born in Stoke Newington. She fully embraced the philosophy and I was proud to spend time…

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By Kat | September 29, 2010

“We live in a culture of fear and anxiety, especially where birthing is concerned. I was determined to dispel this myth and opted for a homebirth. Everyone remarked how brave I was, but I just…

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By Kat | September 16, 2010

I’m delighted to congratulate Lacey and Mick on the safe arrival of their beautiful first son Lucas Ethan at lunchtime today. Whilst I love the honour of being able to photograph a babys first moments…

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Mind your language

By Kat | September 12, 2010

Mind your language Here’s a blog from the Royal College of Midwives website with a fathers perspective on HypnoBirthing and the importance of language… click on the title

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HypnoBirthing – a way for men to get involved

By Kat | August 2, 2010

HypnoBirthing – a way for men to get involved From todays London Metro newspaper… click the title above

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Looking for lavender…

By Kat | July 31, 2010

It’s that time of year again where the lavender fields are in full bloom. So a trip to Norfolk to source organic lavender essential oil is in order… It’s a joy to stand in the…

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By Kat | July 13, 2010

My partner and I were lucky enough to have Hypnobirthing sessions with Kat earlier this year (2010) prior to giving birth to our little girl Ella Coco at the Barkantine Centre in East London. Kat…

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I am certain that the positive attitude and relaxation encouraged by HypnoBirthing made a big difference.

By Kat | July 9, 2010

Dear Kat, Thought you’d like to hear my birth story! And share it with others if it would be useful… Eva Alice Clark was born last Saturday, at home after an easy, happy labour. I…

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By Kat | July 4, 2010

I was thrilled to join other UK HypnoBirthing practitioners at the Cumberland Hotel in Marble Arch yesterday to hear Marie Mongan talk about the power of the mind and to reflect on our work in…

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The birth went amazingly well – I still can’t get over how fantastic it was

By Kat | June 24, 2010

Although though this was my third pregnancy, and my previous two births had been natural and uncomplicated, for some reason this time round I felt very anxious that something was going to go wrong. It…

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My midwife admitted that this had been the 3rd time in as many months where she had underestimated how far along her mums were and in each case the mums had been practicing HypnoBirthing

By Kat | June 19, 2010

Hi there Kat – I hope you remember me – you very kindly came and gave myself and my husband Matt a one off session very close to when my baby was due in October…

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By Kat | June 7, 2010

“A first time pregnancy is wonderful but it can be intimidating as well. We knew that we were facing an impossibly steep learning curve but had no idea just how much information and misinformation we would…

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By Kat | June 6, 2010

I thought the course was great. The size of the group was perfect and it did completely change my views on childbirth. I went from ‘give me all the drugs’ to ‘i can breathe and…

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By Kat | June 5, 2010

Thank you so much for the brilliant course!  It has given me confidence that birthing can be done with ease and it isn’t something to fear.  I am actually looking forward to it!   Definitely…

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By Kat | June 4, 2010

Matthew and I very much enjoyed the course.  I think the course has fully helped me prepare for childbirth and has given me some material to practice and prepare with.  Without it, I wouldn’t have…

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By Kat | May 23, 2010

I wanted to thank you for your help and let you know that my birth experience thanks to hypnobirthing was an amazing one! I started getting contractions on the morning of 22nd of march right…

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By Kat | May 8, 2010

I was honoured to be present for Claudia and Si’s birthing day yesterday to welcome in their beautiful daughter. During our hypno sessions Claudia had always talked about her six hour birth and naturally that’s…

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To push or not to push?

By Kat | April 29, 2010

To push or not to push? Please click on the shakespearean title to see this article from Midwifery Today that deals extensively with the question I get asked about almost more than any other. Whilst…

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Well what can I say – it was a very different experience from my first birth!

By Kat | March 26, 2010

“Well what can I say – it was a very different experience from my first birth! My waters broke at 8pm on Monday night which was a new experience as it never happened with Bert.…

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By Kat | March 24, 2010

Happy Birthday Elliot! It’s a year ago today that one of my doula babies came along and helped his mum Sara have a wonderful VBAC experience. A day I’ll never forget 🙂

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By Kat | March 14, 2010

Huge congratulations to Olly and Lars whose baby boy arrived at 04.24 this morning, making Olly’s first mothers day one to remember! Well done chaps!

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You can have a home birth for your first!

By Kat | March 7, 2010

Just ask Rachel and Alex… “Dear friends, It is with great joy that we announce Esme Adelaide Lily was born in water at home at 12.40am on Thursday 4th March 2010. (This just happened to…

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By Kat | February 28, 2010

“Life has been a delightful blur since little Hughie Albert Hayes joined us.  he was born on 15th February (which was lucky for him as if he was 14th he was going to be called…

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By Kat | February 12, 2010

I’ve been honoured to be with Eden and Graham over the past few days as their first son came along three weeks “early” taking us all by surprise! Huge congratulations and hugs to all three!

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By Kat | January 29, 2010

I’ve just about got myself together to reflect after giving birth to a baby girl, Verity, on Saturday 23rd Jan at 1am. I had an amazing birthing experience, which I must put down to hypnobirthing,…

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By Kat | November 11, 2009

“Connie was born yesterday by c-section weighing 9lb7.  They even had trouble getting her out that way! She was very comfortable in there. Still made great use of techniques so thank you for teaching us…

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By Kat | November 3, 2009

“Baby Dylan was born Sunday night at 23.30, a 10lb boy! Things did not quite go to plan as they had to transfer me to the hospital because of high blood pressure. Despite everything it…

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“Katrina made the last couple of months of my pregnancy the most fulfilling and expectant of all. She made me strong and grounded, the rest will come.”

By Kat | October 16, 2009

“When I fell pregnant I was over the moon but the idea of giving birth really frightened me. Everyone in my family had horrible deliveries and so did my friends, who filled me in on…

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“HypnoBirthing helped me to feel relaxed and strong. I used the breathing, and the music, but more than that, I believed in myself.”

By Kat | October 6, 2009

Just wanted to let you know that this little one, Kieran Spike Lennox Napier, was born happily at home on September 29. Twelve hours of fun-filled labour.   I wanted to tell you my thoughts…

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