first baby

“It really felt like for me like I was very involved in our baby’s birth”

By Kat | August 27, 2018

Hi Kat, We’ve been meaning to get in touch since our daughter was born four weeks ago. Her name is Leonie Rosa Grace and she is the most wonderful, delicious little thing. First of all,…

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“Birthing him was such a magical experience”

By Kat | August 24, 2018

Hi Kat, I hope this email finds you well. I wanted to say first of all thank you for all the resources and support you shared with me in regards to the GBS concern. It…

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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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“Tell them that they really can choose their own experience – no matter what happens around them”

By Kat | June 13, 2018

Hi Kat, Just to let you know that we won’t be able to attend the class tomorrow night as baby had other ideas! He was born at 10pm in Friday June 8th. He’s small at…

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“I wouldn’t actually change any of it as it’s been such a journey… I feel I can do anything now.”

By Kat | February 27, 2018

I was convinced he’d arrive early but maybe not quite as early as he did (5 weeks), I’d put bets on the blue moon. On the Friday (waters broke on the Sunday) I came home…

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“The hardest part for me was not knowing how long the birth was going to be.”

By Kat | October 10, 2017

Our baby RenKai Bishop was born on the 28th of August and weighs a healthy 7lbs 5oz. His birth was rather unexpected, as he came at 37+4 weeks! We only just about got a bag…

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Though it was definitely intense (!), I’m quite pleased I experienced a natural birth and am sure the preparation we did with you played a big part.

By Kat | September 14, 2017

Hi Kat, I hope you had a great summer!   Just wanted to let you know that baby Jack arrived on 25th July and I’ve attached a few photos of us in hospital and of…

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“hypnobirthing gave us the mind set that change of plan was ok and that together we could get through it.”

By Kat | September 14, 2017

Hi Kat, been a busy few weeks our end… I was hospitalised with poorly kidneys on bank holiday… It was the baby squashing my kidneys and causing me morphine-worthy pain and significant weight loss…wasn’t even…

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“I feel proud of myself for keeping calm, grounded and positive during the five days at home”

By Kat | May 31, 2017

Freddie turned up on the 29th March, 4 days after my “guess date” after five days of labour! I remember telling you I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to keep going through labour…

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By Kat | December 29, 2016

Hi Kat, Just to let you know little Blue Ava was born on the 16.12.16 at 8.36 am weighing in 3.6 kg. I can’t thank you enough. The breathing techniques, coupled with calmness, confidence, your…

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“I had a birth that I remained completely in control of and I didn’t need any pain relief at all.”

By Kat | October 3, 2016

Klaas and I just wanted to let you know that baby Theodore arrived 8 days early on 13th Sept. After a successful ECV to turn him in the right direction, my labour began at home…

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“we both felt really prepared and relaxed for the journey and when things started we were excited and not scared at all.”

By Kat | September 30, 2016

Thank you so much to Rich and Rebecca for sharing their amazing first birth story with us. Although it was an unplanned ‘free birth’ Rebecca is keen that it doesn’t “scare any home birthers into NOT having…

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“One more roar, and I felt the baby slither out”

By Kat | September 28, 2016

Massive thanks to Chi for such an open, honest and frank account of birthing her first child at home earlier this month…. I’m reminded again of the gratitude I feel to you all for sharing your…

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“I’ve no doubt that your excellent hypnobirthing wisdom contributed massively to the outcome”

By Kat | August 14, 2016

Karim and I just wanted to let you know the good news that we had ourson Remy on Tuesday!  The birth went really well – I managed to havethe delivery without pain relief and in…

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“A huge thank you for all your advice and support which helped us achieve the birth we really wanted.”

By Kat | November 10, 2015

Alex and I just wanted to let you know that Indigo Rose arrived safely on Sunday 1st at 10am 🙂 She is gorgeous and we are absolutely besotted. My waters broke just before midnight and…

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“Thanks so much for your classes which we found engaging, interactive, empowering and essential for us to prepare for an amazing birthing experience.”

By Kat | March 16, 2015

Hi Katrina and everyone, Just wanted to let you know we now have a baby girl named Isabella Poppy. We had a wonderful home birth on 31st January. We found the hypnobirthing techniques very helpful…

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“Sian was even talking about the second child during the midst of labour – a first for the midwife!”

By Kat | February 25, 2015

Hello all! I write to share that Sian gave birth to a strapping young boy on 10th February. We have named him Kayode (“Kye-oh-dey”, which means “he brought joy” in the Nigerian tribal language Yoruba).…

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“I was so pleased to have been able to stick with what I wanted – and that was entirely thanks to your excellent classes.”

By Kat | October 28, 2014

Thank you so much for all your hypnobirthing help. It was invaluable. Labour ended up being very long – 24 hours of contractions every 20 – 10 mins at home, then once we got to…

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“I just feel so amazed that I did it and as I didn’t need any drugs I can remember everything – I’m so thankful for that as I love to think about it and I never want to forget a moment of the whole process.”

By Kat | August 17, 2014

“We wanted to let you know our news, we have had our baby! Albert (Albie) George came on Wed 13th August at 00.49, just 49 mins over his due date. Words cannot describe how amazing…

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“I feel so happy that I managed to have such a great birth.”

By Kat | August 7, 2014

Hey Katrina! Hope all is well. Just wanted to update you on our birth. We couldn’t have a home birth in the end as the local hospital to me wasn’t the one I wanted to…

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“We’re definitely evidence that it works!”

By Kat | August 1, 2014

Hi Kat,  Hope you’re well. We have baby news! Charlie was born 3weeks early on 19th July. Sorry we didn’t let you know sooner but we’ve been in our little cocoon.  Despite my waters breaking…

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“I overheard them saying one to the other… don’t disturb her, she looks like she is just listening to her body, she is doing great!”

By Kat | August 1, 2014

Hey Katrina, Just a quick note that our little one has joined us on the 29th at 3:30AM.   He is big (4.12kg) and is healthy, happy and absolutely gorgeous.  We are totally in love…

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“I managed to sleep in between surges right up to the last hour, which was quite astonishing!”

By Kat | February 28, 2014

We have also had our baby! Our little boy Jacobi arrived on Thursday 20 February at 11.59am, weighing 7lbs 11oz. My membranes ruptured on the Tuesday at 11pm and surges started at 3am Wed morning.…

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“I actually cant say it was painful, it was powerful and I would do it again, just maybe not quite yet :)”

By Kat | February 28, 2014

Chris and I had a baby boy on Tuesday 18th Feb (he’s just over 1 week old now) 7lbs 15oz. We cant quite believe he’s ours! From start to finish my labour was 13 hours…

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By Kat | February 28, 2014

Remember my recent blog post about induction? Meet Arthur who Anna and Pete waited soooo patiently for. “Pushing back on induction was – for us – one of the best decisions ever and so empowering.…

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By Kat | February 26, 2014

Welcome to the world Romy!!! A beautiful daughter for Alex and Dom… “We are besotted! I can’t believe we made her – it is just extraordinary! The labour was tough but hypnobirthing allowed us to…

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By Kat | February 26, 2014

“Our beautiful baby girl arrived at 08:08 on Sunday morning, after an 8 hour labour, weighing 8lbs … 8 has to be her lucky number !” Huge congratulations to Lisa and Ryan!

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“It was undoubtedly the MOST AMAZING MOMENT OF MY LIFE”

By Kat | February 24, 2014

I’d been having strong ‘Braxton Hicks’ for 2 weeks, and despite our midwife telling us labour probably wouldn’t start for another few weeks as this was our first baby, I knew he was on the…

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By Kat | February 18, 2014

Huge congratulations to Danielle and John! “Olivia Astrid Ward arrived on Tues 18th Feb and she is absolutely wonderful.  We’re having a great time with her. She’s calm, happy and feeding and sleeping well so…

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By Kat | November 28, 2013

Welcome to the world Silas Oak! “Just to let you know our home birth was an amazing experience. It all started Thursday early evening last week. Silas Oak arrived at 2am on Friday morning. His…

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I let my baby instinctively do what she needed to do in labour to be born

By Kat | November 10, 2013

Just wanted to send you news of our little girl Astra Isobel Ring Merchant who was born at 10.45 pm on 21 October 2013. We named her Astra meaning from the cosmos as feel so…

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By Kat | November 7, 2013

Huge congratulations to Ali and Crispin who welcomed their son into the world at their home last night. “I feel truly empowered and it couldnt have been more perfect.”

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By Kat | September 25, 2012

“Gill Art Smyth-Daniels finally arrived on the evening of Thursday 20th, having only just beaten his 40+14 days induction appointment on the Friday morning. That was a hell of a wait – 3 sweeps and…

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By Kat | May 21, 2011

Yesterday morning, at 01.56 Kate delivered a little boy into our arms. Taking after his mum, he was on right on time. His due date became his birthday, and the 20th May will take a…

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By Kat | May 10, 2011

“Little Emily is born… 2.850kg and 51cm…. and we are so happy! Everything went perfectly fine and we are now back home … by the way .. did pool birth and had only a paracetamol as painkiller ….…

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“We’ve absolutely no doubts that the techniques helped us no end”

By Kat | May 2, 2011

Hi everyone, Our baby – Edward Joaquim Henman – surprised us and arrived early on Tuesday 19th April, a healthy boy of 6 pounds 4 and 51 cm tall! We were lucky enough to have the…

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