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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“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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“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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“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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“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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“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
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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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“It was truly the best birth we could have hoped for, and scooping our son out of the water, into my arms, was a remarkable experience.“

By Kat | March 25, 2018

Dear Kat,We were surprised by the early arrival of a baby boy on 4 March – born at 38 weeks and 2 days, and weighing in at 7lb.He was born into the water at the…

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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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“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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“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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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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“100% agree it was better not to be told about size!”

By Kat | August 8, 2017

Little Lola arrived 2 weeks ago and we’re all smitten. Actually, she wasn’t so little at 4.6kg…but we managed a water birth. Not sure I would have tried had I known I was carrying a…

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“I am fascinated by how everything worked out and how hypnobirthing techniques and philosophy actually work and why traditional birthing doesn’t!”

By Kat | July 25, 2017

I’m extremely happy that we joined your class and so is Vladimir who kept calling me a ‘hero’ – hahaha. If you want, I can try typing up our birth story: first half = how…

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“I would agree with descriptions of birth as intense and not really painful so that was a relief!”

By Kat | June 21, 2017

Hi Kat Not sure if you remember me but apologies for the lateness of this, been pretty busy lately with baby and moving to Bristol!  Just a quick note to say thanks so much for…

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After 27 hours and no sleep the night before, everyone was commenting with surprise how normal I looked straight after labour. I just kept saying it’s because this is normal and I feel amazing!

By Kat | May 2, 2017

Hi Kat, Just wanted to drop you a note to say our baby arrived yesterday (40+6)! I have so much to thank you for and know that so many of the learnings from your course…

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“mind-blowing out of this world experience”

By Kat | April 22, 2017

Dearest Kat, You don’t know me but you helped my mummy Laura and daddy Matt prepare for my birth through your hypnobirthing course and I wanted to thank you for it. I arrived into this…

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“Looking back at it I’m saying: wow! I did it!”

By Kat | February 22, 2017

Hi Kat,It’s Rita and Alessandro from hypnobirthing class. We wanted to say THANK YOU!!! Our baby Alice was born on the 10th of January (6 days after the “due date”) she’s just 6 weeks now…

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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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“Romy was incredible… I was humbled by how she did.”

By Kat | December 23, 2016

Proof that it’s never too late to start hypnobirthing. Ramona & Oli finished their course just a week before welcoming their son last Monday! What a great team! Just to let you know Romy birthed…

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“I don’t really get how people do it without hypnobirthing.”

By Kat | November 22, 2016

Hey Kat, Can’t tell you how insanely thankful we are that we did your class. Our little man was born Thursday night after a proper swift 6 hours of intense labour with the first few…

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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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“It was a magical birth.”

By Kat | October 29, 2016

This morning at the Homerton little Connie Hyslop was born. Despite the rookie error of driving over too early at 2am and being sent back 3am, (in excitingly thick fog!!) we got it right the…

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“the attending medical student cried and thanked us for the experience!”

By Kat | October 17, 2016

Hi Kat and everyone, Hope you are all well. We have found our oxytocin hit-we are completely and totally loved up. I birthed Leo yesterday at 12.28 in a pool with gas and air, he…

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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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