Throughout the whole process we had worked as a team, using the different tactics we’d learnt through Kat’s hypnobirthing course to stay relaxed and in control, listening to what my body needed and consciously enjoying the experience.

By Kat | February 17, 2020

After a happy Zwischen of long walks, batch cooking and listening to Kat’s affirmations, my surges began late on Saturday night. Over the next four nights and three days, we were at home, taking each…

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“We weren’t planning a home birth, we were due at the birth centre at the Whittington but there was just no time to get there”

By Kat | January 21, 2020

Hello Kat, Happy new year! I just read an email newsletter from you and it reminded me that I wanted to pass onto you news of our second baby, Willow Helena, born on 6 November.…

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“At all stages on the road towards the birth that came to be, I felt empowered to make my own decisions.”

By Kat | November 29, 2019

Hi Kat T and I wanted to let you know that our son, Arlo Joseph was born on 11th November. We wanted to thank you for the fantastic hypnobirthing course. The breathing techniques and the…

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By Kat | November 29, 2019

Just wanted to say thank you again for your support this year. I passed my viva last month, and it went calmly and smoothly –  very pleasing. And then on Monday we had our second…

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“Both me and my partner remember the birth as one of the best days of our lives.”

By Kat | November 23, 2019

Dear Kat I always enjoy reading your emails and this morning’s reminded me that I had forgotten to thank you for the amazing help you gave us. You were kind enough to offer me a half…

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“Your quote ‘Let go of all expectations” couldn’t have rang more true and i held that in mind when our hopes for a home birth took a very different path.”

By Kat | November 19, 2019

Hi Kat, I hope you are well? It feels like such a long time since we attended your classes in the summer, but I wanted to drop you a note to let you know that…

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My story isn’t the version of hypnobirthing that we saw in the videos…

By Kat | November 9, 2019

Dear Kat, At an absolute low point last night when I had been cluster feeding for four hours, and was beside myself at ‘my inability’ to produce enough milk to get my son to sleep,…

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“We are so grateful to Kat for giving us the tools to remain calm and confidence to have our daughter at home.”

By Kat | October 20, 2019

Initially I wanted to give birth in a birth centre but the more I read about hospitals / the medicalisation of birth the more uneasy I became. I read a bit about home birthing and…

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“although it wasn’t the water birth I had pictured it felt calm and I felt in control of my decisions”

By Kat | October 12, 2019

Just to let you know that Reuben arrived into the world on 28th September for the new moon an Jewish new year. I thought I would let you know my birth story. After a week…

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A birth from both mum and dad’s perspectives…

By Kat | October 11, 2019

We did the Hyponobirthing course back in February (wow! I had to look that up, can’t believe it was so long ago) and we had a very healthy big baby boy on 8th June!! Not only…

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“I managed to hop into the pool that was only just ready for the 2 pushes that it took for her to ‘fire out like a torpedo into the water and create a wave’”

By Kat | October 11, 2019

I just wanted to let you know that we had another little lady on 15th August weighing 8lbs 3oz 😊 I’ve been meaning to message you. We’ve named her Zefiryne (Zefi for short). She was…

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“None of the changes to the plan phased me and I think that is a credit to the groundedness you helped instill.”

By Kat | September 7, 2019

A big belated thank you for your advice on sweeps. Freya was born on the full moon of Tuesday 16th (3.825kg, 53cm). Though 12 days past her due date she zoomed out when she decided…

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“It was intense, but I really felt prepared, calm and confident!”

By Kat | September 7, 2019

Hi Kat, Just to let you know that our hypno-baby arrived last Sunday – also known as Alice. Another happy homebirth, which her big brother slept through in the room next door. She’s lovely, and…

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“I feel my birth story was a huge initiation into motherhood, with inevitable obstacles and gates I had to pass through along the way. “

By Kat | September 7, 2019

Our beautiful son, a little Leo, was born Friday 9th August at 6:28pm in a thunderstorm at 39 weeks. He came to earth like a lightning bolt!  It was a wildly magical cosmic experience –…

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Celebrating fathers

By Kat | June 16, 2019

God I love “my” hypnobirthing dads…. When I get riled up about the patriarchal system squashing feminine power and how that has affected women’s ability to birth and belief in themselves; I remember “my” dads and how…

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I honestly believe giving birth is the most empowering thing I have ever done.

By Kat | May 28, 2019

I write with exciting news of the safe arrival on 13 March of our baby girl, Jemima. Coincidentally, when we got home from the hospital your postcards were waiting for us. It may sound corny…

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“Happy if we contribute to help couples to not be scared of a c-section and stick to their guns decision wise. “

By Kat | March 6, 2019

Hi Katrina, How are you? A little email to let you know that we had our baby girl Eva on Thursday 21st February at 10.01am! She decided to come early at 39weeks + 1 day.…

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“It was very special for baby to be born at home and without any intervention at all.”

By Kat | December 7, 2018

Hi Kat, I hope that you’re well. I wanted to let you know that our baby boy, Sebastian, arrived on Friday 5th October at 10pm. We’re both doing well, although still a bit shocked about…

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“I thought that hypnobirthing was about breathing your baby out, in a dark room, in a pool, but it’s something entirely different. It’s about being empowered, informed and courageous.”

By Kat | November 12, 2018

Hi Kat, I am beyond happy to tell you that Joan arrived safe and well on the 6th of November at 42+5 when my instincts told me that my baby needed to come earth-side the…

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“I knew that my body was birthing my baby and I just needed to work with it and accommodate what it needed to do”

By Kat | October 19, 2018

Max’s Birth Story- 19th August 2018 On the morning of Saturday 18th August Erica, my midwife, came to visit us. I was 10 days post due date and the anxiety around induction and the tough…

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“hypnobirthing helped us realise that you can use your mind to take yourself to a place of safety and security regardless of where you are”

By Kat | October 1, 2018

Dear Kat Our dimple-cheeked boy was born hollering in the early hours of 24 June at 42 weeks. I felt his head as he emerged, covered in thick fuzzy hair, and soon afterwards he was…

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“Birthing him was such a magical experience”

By Kat | August 24, 2018
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“hypnobirthing helped me stay relaxed and in tune with my body for the delivery of my wonderful baby”

By Kat | August 2, 2018

Dear Kat, I hope you are well. Just wanted to drop you a quick email to let you know that my baby boy showed up a little earlier than expected, exactly a week ago today…

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“I really couldn’t believe that it was all going so well and smoothly, and that we might actually be going to have the baby at home!”

By Kat | August 2, 2018

Dear Kat I’ve been meaning to write and say thank you so much for your session with us back in the Spring, and to tell you that all went well with the birth of F,…

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“things were so intense and fast, but curiously I started to sing a series of long notes”

By Kat | July 24, 2018

Hi Kat, Sorry this has taken so long to write, I wanted to make sure I could do it justice and having three kids doesn’t really allow for much down time! This is so long…

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I saw off the “advanced maternal age” brigade

By Kat | June 21, 2018

Hey Kat I thought you’d like to know that our sweet baby Maia arrived on 15 May. At home. Four hour labour. Felt fantastic. Right on 42 weeks so I saw off the “advanced maternal…

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“The midwives kept saying, “oh yeah, the 3rd ones – they are different!“ and they were right.”

By Kat | April 23, 2018

And now he’s here! 9 days later than expected – I always thought 3rd babies wouldn’t be later than the previous ones – but little Elias Bodhi proved us wrong. The midwives kept saying, “oh…

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“I’d wholeheartedly recommend hypnobirthing to all pregnant women and their partners, no matter what sort of labour you have”

By Kat | June 21, 2017

Throughout my pregnancy I was fortunate enough to feel fit and well. I practiced yoga at Hackney Forge, a lovely little studio by Victoria Park, and swam lots in the Olympic pool, even more so…

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“Guess what, as soon as I found out I was in labour, I switched off my ‘thinking brain’ and ended up having Byron naturally, with no pain relief, not even gas and air – just breathing techniques and visualisations!!”

By Kat | March 24, 2016

Hi Kat We’re all very well thank you! Byron is such a sweet, serious little thing and I’m soaking up every precious newborn moment with him – even the sleep-deprived ones! Speaking of sleeplessness, every…

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“I genuinely don’t know how people manage birth without hypnobirthing.”

By Kat | March 10, 2016

Hi KatI wanted to let you know that last Wednesday morning our little boy (name tbc) was born – at 06:36 as the sun rose.  Ross is gunning for the name Sonny (as in sunrise!).…

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“Hypnobirthing seemed like something for woman who were either afraid of giving birth or traumatised by their first baby. I was wrong”

By Kat | April 28, 2012

We had thought about doing hypno birthing when i first found out i was pregnant but then discounted it as, in spite of other mothers telling me how awful childbirth is, i was not nervous…

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