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Hospital Bag Checklist

Hospital Bag Checklist

Packing for your birth or hospital stay is an exciting task that signifies that you will soon be meeting your little love creation earth side. We are going to break things down into sections for you to make things super simple. PLEASE NOTE that the lists below are...

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Birth of River ~ Birthing Without

Birth of River ~ Birthing Without

When I found out I was pregnant with River, I knew I had to do some serious quiet thinking. The scars from Juniper’s birth were still very much healing, in both the physical and emotional realms. She and I were a mere nine months in to this journey together, and I was...

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Fear & Now Movie

Fear & Now Movie

While there are many documentaries about birth and news clips about HypnoBirthing, there has never been a documentary primarily focused on HypnoBirthing. That is soon going to change. At the HypnoBirthing® Institute, we are overjoyed to have connected with...

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Preparing Partners for Their Birth Role

Preparing Partners for Their Birth Role

Birth is one of the most powerful experiences a woman, or any birthing person will have. It is also one of the biggest events of the dad or partner’s life too. This is the birth of their child! Particularly in the past few decades, dads have started to embrace an...

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Announcing our New & Improved Website

Announcing our New & Improved Website

At HypnoBirthing International, we are excited to present our community with our new and improved website. This platform has been carefully curated to provide an all-in-one platform to educate and empower expecting parents and birth workers. The new features...

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How Doulas and Dads Work Together

How Doulas and Dads Work Together

A common misconception about doulas is that they will in some way or another replace the dad (spouse or partner). This myth is very far from the truth. Doulas work with birthing partners to help make this a wonderful experience that both parents can look back on with...

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Building Your Ideal Birth Team

Building Your Ideal Birth Team

Birth is a physiological process that the human body carries out instinctively - without being told what to do - when safe and comfortable. That being said, why do you need a birth team? While a laboring person with a healthy pregnancy, healthy body, and healthy baby...

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Birth of Narayan

Birth of Narayan

There are so many points throughout a pregnancy where fear can set in. In the first trimester you wonder if that tiny little group of cells will make it, or if it is even there. Second trimester brings the question of how healthy or ‘normal’ the baby is, as well as...

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Birth of Kai Zissou Valley

Hi, Joe Valley here. I’ll tell you a bit about my son, Kai, and his birth on December 10, 2013. It was lunch on Tuesday at Jack Stack’s BBQ here in Kansas City where the birth became imminent. Well, really, it was before that, in February when were were in Brisbane...

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Birth of Poppy Dae

Birth of Poppy Dae

It was the most amazing experience and all natural thanks to HypnoBirthing. Poppy was in perfect position 4 days before her birth, but she turned and was spine on spine which is why labour took so long. The HypnoBirthing mentality, breathing and visualizations were...

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Calvin ~ He is perfection!

Calvin ~ He is perfection!

When I reflect back on my labor day it seems so unreal to me. How was it that I accomplished that? I am amazed at the beauty that now lies in my arms. His soft skin, sweet smell and gentle breath fill me with motherly love and pride. He is perfection made real. My...

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A story of trust.

A story of trust.

I always thought myself to be a type “A” individual…mean, I like to be in control. I like things to be just as I planned and most of all, I like things to be perfect. When I got pregnant, I was sure that I would schedule a C-section and plan out my birth down to the...

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Louie ~ Born at Home

Louie ~ Born at Home

6th May, 2014 I just wanted to say thank you so much for all the help that HypnoBirthing gave me during my labour. I used the blue satin ribbons visualisation a lot during the beginning phase. I listened to the rainbow relaxation and birthing affirmations which helped...

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Leon ~ Born into water

Leon ~ Born into water

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...

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George ~ Born unexpectedly at home

Firstly I want to say if it wasn’t for Carrie at Joymammma, my birth story would have been very different, even traumatic.In the early hours of August 19, I woke to the sound of a pop. My waters had released. Being 2 weeks before my due date, I looked to my husband,...

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Nash ~ Born at Nambour Hospital, 1 June 2014

Nash ~ Born at Nambour Hospital, 1 June 2014

Craig and I love our five-year-old daughter Rylee to pieces and we couldn’t visualise our life without her, she has enhanced and enriched our lives beyond belief, but my birthing experience with her was so traumatic and horrendous, I feared that she may end up an only...

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Working Out Your Due Date

Your EDD is a GUESS Date In HypnoBirthing, we highly recommend that you DO NOT focus on an EDD or Estimated Due Date, but focus on a Due Time of Month. EDD is called ‘estimated’ due dates, as they are Guess Dates only. EDD’s have the ability to to put unnecessary...

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The Powerful VBAC of Emilia Hilton

I Did It! My heart was full – my body had created and I had birthed my babe. Naturally. Drug free. Intervention free. I won’t receive any medals, and I don’t want them – I just want to honour my body for the goddess she is! A Healing HypnoBirthing VBAC Lauren and Matt...

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Celebrate 25 years of HypnoBirthing®

Celebrate 25 years of HypnoBirthing®

October 9-11, 2015 BlueBay Grand Esmeralda Resort Mayan Riviera, Mexico Mickey is taking us to Playa Del Carmen, Mexico! Imagine the warmth of Mexico and the welcome of your fellow HypnoBirthing® Practitioners from around the world. Come to our Conclave and celebrate...

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I Did It!

I Did It!

I had two c-sections with my first two babies and then decided with baby number 3, I wanted to have a vaginal birth after two csections (vbac). The medical world says DON’T DO IT!!! Every doctor I talked to about having a VBAC said that the risks of a uterine rupture...

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A Peaceful and Empowering Birth

A Peaceful and Empowering Birth

On the morning of my 30th birthday, I woke up and I felt a little different. Rigel and I decided to go out for lunch and do a few errands on the way. While Rigel was in the store at our first stop, I noticed some very distinct tightening on my belly. I was 40 weeks...

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Birth of Janek ~ Gracious Healing!

Two mornings ago Janek woke up at 4:04am. This was exactly the same time my water broke on July 24th, 2013. The serendipitous timing of his early morning hunger caused me to reflect on the miraculous experience surrounding my pregnancy and his birth. I had plenty of...

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William ~ Born at Sunshine Coast Midwifery

I get emotional recalling the birth of my son. I’m one of the (seemingly) few women who can honestly say that the birthing experience was the most empowering, life-affirming and wonderful time of my life. My sister introduced me to HypnoBirthing and encouraged me to...

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Alice ~ The Power of Positive Thinking

Alice ~ The Power of Positive Thinking

My husband Chris and I were due our second baby on January 11th 2014. We already had a little boy back in March 2010 and unfortunately had a terrible birth experience with induction, epidural, episiotomy and forceps. We were really put off having another baby for a...

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The gold HypnoBirthing emblem is a sign of both credibility and professionalism for Educators internationally. This emblem is only given to those Educators who have pushed themselves to successfully complete the extensive HypnoBirthing certification classes and training.