informed birth

“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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“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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“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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“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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“the mindset and the focus we were taught was all we needed to get through the most intense bodily experience (and amazing, and cool and out of this world) 2 hours and 48 min of my life.”

By Kat | September 27, 2017

Hi Kat, Hope you are well! I thought I’d appropriately enough share our birth story with you on what would have been our due date. We now have a son, whom we’ve named Leo, who…

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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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“ 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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“Great news is that Evelyn arrived in the world exactly as we’d hoped, she did everything right”

By Kat | June 29, 2016

We are delighted to introduce baby Evelyn to you, who was born on Sunday evening. The hypnobirthing practice was worth it’s weight in gold so massive thanks to Kat for that! We had a natural…

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By Kat | June 26, 2016

Frederick Gustav was born yesterday 12.50pm 4.16kg. Baby is doing really well and we are over the moon 🙂 Thank you ever so much for your support! I think what you taught me really massively…

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“all the midwives were very impressed that I seemed to know just what to do”

By Kat | June 23, 2016

An inspiring birth story highlighting how thorough preparation helps both mum and dad recognise signs and phases of labour so they engage with birth confidently and calmly. Thank you for sharing with us Catriona and…

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“We had a great birth experience thanks in large part to you hypnobirthing class.  We really enjoyed the class and will gladly recommend it to friends.”

By Kat | May 4, 2016

Hi Kat, Michael and I were very pleased to meet our son, David Finsbury, on April 25.   Below is our story! All the best, Zoe, Michael and David I awoke at 2am on April…

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“After a very tough first stage I suddenly felt full of energy and confidence for the second stage”

By Kat | November 28, 2015

Tilda Nell arrived on July 10th after a long labour. She had been ready to come for some time prior to this; around two weeks before labour started my midwife was amazed how low she…

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“The hypnobirthing course made a huge difference for us.”

By Kat | October 14, 2015

Our little girl, Zara, is now 7 weeks old, so everything is still very new for us.  The hypnobirthing course made a huge difference for us. We planned to have a home birth (which i dont…

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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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“The path to Blake’s birth had many twists and turns but we were able to stay positive, calm and excited because of our faith and trust in my body & our baby”

By Kat | July 7, 2015

Hi kat We had another wee boy! A hat trick of gorgeous Honan boys! We are complete! He is called Blake and he arrived early this morning. It was an amazingly swift and calm birth…

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“hypnobirthing techniques I used in the last 3 months of my pregnancy has contributed to Joseph’s beautifully calm nature.”

By Kat | December 14, 2014

Dear Kat, I hope you are well. Charlie and me are delighted to be able to tell you that we had a beautiful baby boy on Friday 12 December weighing 7lb and 9oz. Having moved…

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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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By Kat | July 29, 2014

Hi Kat, Sorry for not emailing sooner – it’s amazing how little I manage to achieve each day! Anyway, we’re thrilled to tell you that Nancy Jane Aspinall finally made her appearance on 2 July.…

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By Kat | July 5, 2014

HypnoBirthing is a complete antenatal course. Not only does it help a woman grow in trust and confidence in her body’s ability to birth but it also provides the backbone for a couple to feel…

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“I’m content with the way everything turned out – we put up a good fight but eventually knew when to go with the flow”

By Kat | June 26, 2014

So here’s our full birth story Kat – it’s quite long! But before I start, I wanted to say thank you for everything. Whenever people ask me to explain hypnobirthing, I say that it’s far…

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“Barbara listened every day to your affirmation talks and it helped her getting through it all like a seasoned pro”

By Kat | June 12, 2014

Hey Kat Finally I find the time to tell you about our amazing news! Our daughter Rona was born on the 28th of April, one week later than due date.. ( but we know how that…

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“It’s about what’s right for YOU and ensuring you have the tools and information to own the experience, however that may go.”

By Kat | April 3, 2014

My due date came and went, and at 40+5 we went in for a routine check up. Immediately my midwife tried to book me in for an induction. When we asked about alternatives she told…

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Interesting thoughts on “sweeps”

By Kat | February 25, 2014

Some thoughts on ‘sweeps’ from a meeting of one of the Positive Birth Movement London groups: “At last night’s positive birth group, a midwife explained to us the pointlessness of doing sweeps – the intervention…

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“You can’t control what will happen in your own birth story but you can control how you deal with it.”

By Kat | December 10, 2013

This is a great example of how HypnoBirthing really does help in all birthing situations and being calm, confident and informed makes for the most positive of experiences. Catherine and Damian had this to say…

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By Kat | November 27, 2013

Welcome to the world little Rose Price, born on 3 Oct. “It ended up being a c- section – planned, albeit for the next day, after a failed induction. It was great – a really…

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“Our birthing day was fabulous but not how we had planned”

By Kat | April 18, 2011

Hello all, I want to share the wonderful news of the arrival of our daughter, Ava-Lucia, last weekend at Homerton Birthing centre. We are now at home getting to know each other. It is wonderful!…

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