Hypnobirth of Lachlan – I pulled him out myself which was incredibly empowering

On the morning of the 15th April 2014, I went into natural labour with my first baby at 5 days past his guess date.  At 5.00am I woke to go to the loo, and had my show.  I knew this could happen days before labour so tried not to get too excited!  However at 7.00am …

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The birth of Avery – I listened to my affirmations on a daily basis and focused on having a positive birth.

I had a very good pregnancy and stayed very healthy and fit throughout it. I listened to my affirmations on a daily basis and focused on having a positive birth. When people asked me if I was nervous or dreading it, I could say with honesty that I wasn’t. Instead, I felt positive that I …

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Pregnancy Massage – is it safe?

Although I originally wrote this article in March 2014, I regularly update it with new information as it arises. The popularity and education of prenatal massage has increased significantly over the past few decades. In tribal cultures, prenatal and labour support massage was common.  Anthropologist George Engelmann documented these techniques in the mid 1880’s; however …

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Hypnobirthing – taking the fear out of childbirth

My name is Vicki Hobbs and I am a certified Hypnobirthing Childbirth Educator with Hypnobirthing Australia (www.hypnobirthingaustralia.com.au) “Hypnobirthing” is just a fancy name for “hypnosis for birth” but please be aware that the hypnosis part of this course is only one small component of the program. It is a full childbirth education program that covers …

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