home birth

“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 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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“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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“Doing hypnobirthing changed our feelings about birth, giving us confidence, excitement and strength we otherwise wouldn’t have had.”

By Kat | November 29, 2017

It was so great to see one of “my” dads float in to the hypnobirthing class this week having been for dinner with his sister (I recently taught her hypnobirthing too!) the night before. She managed…

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“ I learnt that women who have given birth are bloody amazing and wondrously powerful creatures – I still can’t quite believe that I am now one of them.”

By Kat | February 1, 2017

Hi Kat Here she is, Camille Jean Clemoes, in all her wonderful, squidgy glory 🙂 Camille joined us on planet earth on Wednesday 28th December, 11:52am and weighing 6lbs15oz. Now for the really interesting bit…

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“if you spend your day feeling like you can have a giggle when you’re having a baby then you’re probably doing okay…”

By Kat | November 18, 2016

Hypno-birthing didn’t just change everything for us as a couple, it changed everything for me when it came to being a birth partner. I think that’s really worth stressing because the impact on the partner isn’t…

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“The whole adventure left me deeply humbled and flooded with love. A staggering feat of strength and bravery.”

By Kat | November 5, 2016

Hi Kat, Our son, Marlow, was born at home on Monday 24th October. Ellie asked me to share our story. Ellie woke in the small hours of Monday morning with feelings more intense than previous…

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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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“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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“It really was a dream being at home and just letting the time flow naturally. “

By Kat | February 23, 2016

On Saturday night, we welcomed another little girl into the family! Everything was very similar to Mira’s birth, except this one was born between the toaster and the magi-mix at home! Another dream labour!! I…

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“It was incredible and she came out as the sun rose in the front of the fire in our living room. More than I could have hoped for.”

By Kat | February 8, 2016

Hi Katrina,You provided some private ‘last minute’ hypnobirthing sessions for myself and partner Paulo back in November & I just wanted to let you know that our beautiful daughter was born on her due date…

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“I am overawed at the intensity of the birthing experience”

By Kat | November 28, 2015

Hello Kat! Just to let you know that we moved 2 weeks ago and Baby Delaney part 2 arrived on Saturday midday. The midwives were very relaxed about arranging the home birth for us. I…

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“I’m so glad we had faith in the birth we’d hoped for.”

By Kat | September 15, 2015

Hi Kat, Good news…baby Marlowe Faith arrived at home at 00:55am on Saturday 12th September, weighing 3.89kgs. After keeping us waiting for so long she still managed to take us by surprise and Trent had…

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“…he slipped out and I scooped him out of the water and brought him to my chest.”

By Kat | June 16, 2015

“On Monday night at about 8pm my waters broke (11 days to due date). I had felt very ready so wasn’t terribly surprised. I called Neil and asked him to come home. By the time…

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“it really felt like my body just took over and all I had to do was just allow it to happen”

By Kat | March 24, 2015

Hi Katrina, We are delighted to let you know that our baby daughter Nina was born on 25th February. She was born at home, as we had wished. I had very long early labour, it…

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By Kat | November 19, 2014

“We thought you might like to see some pics of our little boy Baxter who was born  a week ago. He was born at home on our bed, the picture of Justin holding him was taken not…

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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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“Brian sat with me in the loo and we sang the Beatles “All You Need Is Love” for a while. Definitely a high point!!”

By Kat | June 27, 2014

You are right it is difficult to talk about a lovely birth experience with people who have not had things go according to plan. Maybe that is why there are so many negative stories being…

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By Kat | June 26, 2014

Hi all We wanted to let you all know that the not so little Reggie James Colley arrived into the world rather abruptly at 1.55pm on Tuesday 24th June weighing 9lb 7oz. We managed to…

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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 | December 3, 2013

The birth was amazing….. My labour & birth was 2 hours 7 minutes! She was safely & calmly born at home in the birthing pool. I caught her & we cuddled within seconds of entering…

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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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“The home birth experience yet again was fantastic”

By Kat | November 7, 2013

We had our baby a few weeks ago on October 21st (not quite the full moon but a few days after) Uma was delivered safely at home and though the second stage was not quite…

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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 | August 31, 2013

We are guilty of not writing sooner been in a blissful bubble with our new baby Evie (yes how coincidental…Evie!). We had a fantastic home birth really amazing experience. I started the surges on Sunday…

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By Kat | August 16, 2013

“Felix is here! The best experience ever and most beautiful thing Sam and I have done together. In a nutshell, we did birth Felix at home and actually had an (unintended) undisturbed birth. Felix arrived…

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“We announced the birth to friends and family then lay side by side in bed with a glass of champagne and a silly grin on our faces knowing our family had begun and life would never be the same again.” – A dad’s view of birth

By Kat | August 8, 2013

It’s always great to hear from dads about their perspective on birth and their role as a birthing companion. Here Richard tells us about the birth of his and Kat’s daughter, Stella… “As this was…

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“Hypnobirthing was a fantastic preparation tool for the birth”

By Kat | August 8, 2013

(Before sharing our birth story I wanted to say that we were opting for a home birth supported by two brilliant independent midwives, who we had got to know a little during the antenatal care…

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“After just a few hours of easy labour in the darkness of Sunday morning, he came swimming up into the world with his eyes wide open”

By Kat | April 22, 2013

This is our new baby, Marlow Brady ffytche. He was born at home on Sunday 3 March, his due date.  Having kicked free of his waters quite dramatically on Saturday morning, he gave us plenty of…

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“She arrived drug free (still in her amniotic sac) in the birth pool in our living room.”

By Kat | March 31, 2013

Hi Kat, Just a quick note to let you know that Elizabeth Clementine Greenwood was born on Wednesday 27th March at 5:05 am. Many, many things went out of the window (!) but we made…

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Great article on home birth in the telegraph

By Kat | March 2, 2013

Great article on home birth in the telegraph

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By Kat | January 16, 2013

Hi Kat, hope you are well. Introducing the beautiful little Beatrix Sunshine.  She arrived at 10am Tuesday, 08 Jan, weighing 3.1kg. Didn’t make it into our birth pool (even though was set up and full!)…

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