Birthing stories from clients
Giving Birth was an empowering, enjoyable experience
"Jasmine Beatrice Bridger was born on Tuesday, 12th August at 6.00am in Bath Hospital. She was 12 days overdue and born on the day that I was supposed to be induced, after a reflexology session which started my surges an hour and a half after leaving the session. My surges started at 8pm on the Sunday night during a very hot chilli con carne! I immediately started to use the up breaths and relax. At 4am, my husband and I went into Trowbridge hospital, however we came home again as I was still in latent labour. I continued to breathe and relax at home with my husband breathing and relaxing with me every step of the way. He was amazing and very important to help me to stay on track, and reminded me of the triggers we had practised. His massive involvement also made him feel important and helpful. At 10pm on Monday night, we went back into Trowbridge hospital to the happy news that I was in full labour. They monitored us and were concerned that Jasmine’s heart rate was raised, so they decided to take us to Bath.
I hadn’t considered that this might be an option as I had just assumed that we would have Jasmine in Trowbridge. The ambulance journey could have made me feel anxious and slowed the labour down but it didn’t as I focused on my breathing and listened to my colour and calmness CD. When we arrived at Bath we were taken into a birthing suit – without a pool as we had to be monitored – the staff at Bath were brilliant. I then continued to be monitored until the breath taking moment that Jasmine was born.
I have to say that giving birth was indeed an empowering experience and even enjoyable. Hypnobirthing helped me to stay calm and relaxed and not need any pain relief even though it wasn’t the birth that I had imagined. It was still a great and rewarding experience. Thank you, Natalie for all of your help, advice and wisdom." (2014)
Then, after a top up session 2 years later....
"Lola Rose was born on Christmas day! 7lb 7. A lovely hypnobirthing experience. Got water birth this time and managed to breathe her down as well as natural placenta delivery. Very pleased with myself. So once again - thank you!" (2016)
Isabelle and Oliver Bridger
Breathing and visualisations were great
Sarah and Sam Byford (2015)
Hypnobirthing proved to be invaluable....
The staff were all amazed that I managed to go through the birth with just paracetamol and a muscle relaxant!
Thank you for all your help and support."
Natashya and Jack Sheppard (2015)
I am a firm hypnobirth believer!!
Just wanted to say thanks for all your help and the course. I was induced in the end with an out patient pessary but the show came the same morning so I was happy that he was ready anyway to come!
Without you we would not have been able to do what we did.
"Without you Natalie and training us to train ourselves we would not of had such a relaxing, calm, amazing experience. Thank you for the classes, advice and stories you have shared with us. Without you we would not have been able to do what we did."
Gill Graham and Ryan Scott June (2017)
We went in confident and as a team and I have told everyone now how much easier labour can be than the stories!!
"We went in confident and as a team and I have told everyone now how much easier labour can be than the stories!! I can honestly say I enjoyed the pushing stage!! It was an amazing feeling!!