Leon ~ Born into water

Birth Stories

Queensland Australia – 25 Jan. 2014

As a male I would like to think that I have everything under control most of the time. At first I was a bit sceptical about the benefits of Hypnobirthing however having completed the course and having seen the outcomes during labour I can’t speak highly enough of the value that this course provides to the prep for the big day.

Hypnobirthing helped me feel ready for the birth of our son and I felt confident that I could support Franzi as much as possible. The course enabled us to have a plan for the birth and we learned to relax and focus on the birth experience we wanted. It was informative and fun and helped me bond with our baby even before birth, too.

When the big day finally came we were both so excited and there was no fear because we had a plan. And everything went according to our plan. I could help Franzi during labour with massages, breathing techniques and helpful prompts and it was so good to know what to do or say! I feel I had a part in Leon’s birth and wasn’t left out of control. I can only recommend Carrie as a teacher, too. We had a great course with her and the result was a great birth experience, completely natural without medication and a very happy baby.

Leon was very alert from birth on, he doesn’t cry much and seems well balanced. To me the Hypnobirthing techniques make absolute perfect sense and I think they should be integrated in all birth preparation courses. Looking back I wouldn’t change a thing!


Contributed by: 

Carrie Jeff is a Birth Doula and registered Hypnotherapist, HypnoBirthing® Childbirth Educator, Active Birth Educator, Yoga & Meditation teacher and mother of three. Certified by the HypnoBirthing® Institute, Yoga Australia and Childbirth International. Carrie works closely with women on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia to help them prepare their bodies and minds for the powerful experience of birth through regular HypnoBirthing and pregnancy yoga classes.

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