water birth

“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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“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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“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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“It was more intense than I could have imagined but, I felt confident and informed and in control.”

By Kat | July 13, 2015

I would like to introduce you to Iris Kathleen – born 25th June. Time has been flying by these past couple of weeks. Tom and I couldn’t be more in love with her. The labor…

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“the birth of my gorgeous daughter was an empowering experience that none of us will forget”

By Kat | December 16, 2014

We just wanted to let you know that we are now the proud parents of little baby Bella. She weighed in at 8 pounds and it was an 18 hour delivery!!! Thanks to hypnobirthing we…

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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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“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 | September 14, 2013

I love this footage of baby being born under water. Such a sense of her being involved in her birth and patiently waiting before shimmying on out!

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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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“I truly believe those classes made all the difference”

By Kat | August 8, 2013

“Evangeline Rose Newman (aka Evie) was born last Friday at 9:01 weighing 7lbs 5oz. She’s amazing! You will be pleased to know that the birth was fantastic…completely natural pool birth with no additional drugs whatsoever.…

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“HypnoBirthing was an absolute dream”

By Kat | August 5, 2013

Just after doing the HypnoBirthing course with me, Ali had this to say about how she thought is might help. http://katrinaberry.tumblr.com/post/69575028256/i-feel-prepared-and-above-all-without-fear-of-the Then just a couple of months later…. “I wanted to let you know that…

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“It felt like it was the three of us doing it together (including Jago!) and felt really special”

By Kat | June 27, 2013

Hi Katrina Just wanted to let you know that our little chap Jago arrived on 1 June! It’s been an absolute whirlwind ever since and has been so wonderful getting to know him. Hypnobirthing helped…

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“The established labour was actually a very positive experience.”

By Kat | May 10, 2013

Hi Kat, I just wanted to drop you a quick email to let you that our son Perseas Evangelos Papakonstantinou (Percy) was born at 1.50am on Friday 3rd May.  He is totally gorgeous ( I…

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By Kat | May 2, 2013

Hey Kat, Just to let you know Casper was born on Monday 29th April @ 8.55am. Sorry for delay in letting you know, a bit of a mental week – he was 3 weeks early…

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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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By Kat | April 13, 2013

Hi Kat Hope you are well. Just wanted to let you know I had a beautiful baby boy called Hamish on Thursday morning weighing 8lbs 9oz! After a false start a day earlier everything went…

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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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By Kat | March 11, 2013

Welcome to the world Amelie Ophelia O’Connor! Born at home, in water, on mothers day at 15.28pm. “We are beyond in LOVE! It couldn’t have gone any better and would never have been able to…

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“Any initial ambivalence about the effectiveness of hypnobirthing on the day has given way entirely to a profound gratitude that we went into the birth excited, relaxed and confident that we were together equipped to make the right decisions for me and Stella.”

By Kat | November 6, 2012

Dear Kat, I thought you’d be pleased to hear that our beautiful daughter, Stella Anne was born on 5th October (one month ago today!). She is an absolute joy and we feel so lucky to…

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“His birth was wonderful – rather than be scared I just let my body get on with it.”

By Kat | October 14, 2012

I just wanted to get in touch to say how helpful we found the hypnobirthing course and report back now baby Booker has been born! He’s a month old now and we’re just getting to…

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Without a doubt HypnoBirthing ensured we had the birthing experience we wanted

By Kat | September 15, 2012

Kerensa Faulknor Walker-Smith was born on the 14th August at 1.48pm at home as we had planned with our favourite midwife from the homebirth team and another that we had met previously also. I woke…

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“I feel that the birth has made me feel stronger and more confident in general.”

By Kat | July 28, 2012

Hello KatrinaGeorgia was born last Thurs, on her due date (my birthday!), still in her sack, in a pool in our kitchen. It couldn’t have gone better! Matt caught her. The visualisations re Ribbans and…

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By Kat | July 25, 2012

As you know, we decided to start HypnoBirthing late in our pregnancy (34 weeks) for a number of reasons (negative impact of the nct course and being told our baby’s head was on the large…

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“It was just as amazing as in the videos we watched with you!”

By Kat | July 15, 2011

Dear Katrina,We are happy to let you know that baby Jad was born on the 6th July at 39wks +5.It was just as amazing as in the videos we watched with you! Early labour was…

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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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I am certain that the positive attitude and relaxation encouraged by HypnoBirthing made a big difference.

By Kat | July 9, 2010

Dear Kat, Thought you’d like to hear my birth story! And share it with others if it would be useful… Eva Alice Clark was born last Saturday, at home after an easy, happy labour. I…

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By Kat | May 8, 2010

I was honoured to be present for Claudia and Si’s birthing day yesterday to welcome in their beautiful daughter. During our hypno sessions Claudia had always talked about her six hour birth and naturally that’s…

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You can have a home birth for your first!

By Kat | March 7, 2010

Just ask Rachel and Alex… “Dear friends, It is with great joy that we announce Esme Adelaide Lily was born in water at home at 12.40am on Thursday 4th March 2010. (This just happened to…

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By Kat | January 29, 2010

I’ve just about got myself together to reflect after giving birth to a baby girl, Verity, on Saturday 23rd Jan at 1am. I had an amazing birthing experience, which I must put down to hypnobirthing,…

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