positive 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 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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“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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“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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“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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“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 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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“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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“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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“Thanks to hypnobirthing, we were able to go with the flow and confidently make new decisions as we went along.”

By Kat | February 27, 2018

Hey Kat! THANK YOU! Our baby boy decide to break my waters five weeks early, and I ended up being induced at UCLH after experiencing zilch contractions for a good few days afterwards. (The original…

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I share my top 5 tips for birth preparation with Birth Stories Podcast

By Kat | February 5, 2018

I share my top 5 tips for birth preparation with Birth Stories Podcast Wrap your ears round this new podcast where I share my top 5 tips for preparing for birth. I’ve been on the…

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By Kat | December 29, 2017

Hi Kat I hope all is well with you. Just to let you know that our little (well 9lbs!) Eloise was born in October. Thanks to our hypnobirthing refresher and most of our last experience,…

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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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By Kat | October 19, 2017

Hi Kat, Just thought I’d let you know that little Hester arrived safely on the 2nd of October by planned c section in the end. Everything has been mad and mind blowing since she arrived…

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“Your course really changed our birthing experience as we had the tools to make choices that resulted in a calm labour with minimal intervention.”

By Kat | October 16, 2017

Hi Katrina, This is a very delayed email to not only inform you that our daughter Emily was born, but also to thank you. Your hypnobirthing course had a massive impact on our birth experience…

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“the experience was animal and amazing – I went into my own little zone and my body took over.”

By Kat | October 12, 2017

Dear Kat, Noah Bruno was born on 30 September 2017 at 00.50.  He’s happy, healthy and feeding well. We cannot thank you enough for all your help – which made such an enormous difference both…

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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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“I do believe that because I stayed calm so did the baby!”

By Kat | September 25, 2017

We ended up just a few days overdue. Ford Charles born Aug 13th weighing 6lbs13. I had a bit of a stop/start labour. I went into labour naturally on the 11th but it stopped around…

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“if we hadn’t done the hypnobirthing course we might not have been so confident to champion our own preferences”

By Kat | September 25, 2017

Hi all, hope you’re very well.Just wanted to let you know about the arrival of our son, James Rudy, on 15th September, 7lb 7oz. It wasn’t quite the birth we were planning. He remained stubbornly…

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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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“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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“we learnt so much and I was really pleased that the classes didn’t just focus on natural births so that I was prepared when we had to go to hospital.”

By Kat | July 3, 2017

Thanks so much for your help in preparing us for the birth of our daughter Clover, who we got the pleasure of finally meeting on 20th April.  As you so rightly said in the classes…

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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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“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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“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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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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“It was definitely a positive experience overall, despite the tough bits.”

By Kat | April 20, 2017

We are delighted to announce the birth of our son, Theodore Emmanuel, currently known as Teddy. He joined us late in the evening on Thursday 16 March, weighing in at 9lb 4. Teddy pushed it…

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By Kat | March 25, 2017

Thanks so much Kat, it’s so good to have your support. In the end I went into self-hypnosis and was told very clearly by the higher voice inside myself that everything was fine. I then…

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“I may not have had the peaceful water birth I’d hoped for, but the practice made me adapt to the situation as it unfolded in a calm and almost equally peaceful manner.”

By Kat | March 7, 2017

I was very anxious about giving birth, terrified of pain and also wanted to be calm during pregnancy and not constantly thinking about the big event! I had previously had hypnotherapy for something and so…

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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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“We think it is remarkable how much you warned us about in our course and then how much we had to deal with”

By Kat | February 14, 2017

So here is the full detailed account – it’s rather long but I found it very cathartic to write!  I actually went past UCLH for the first time last week and was surprised to feel…

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