“We had an INCREDIBLE birth experience using Lionheart Hypnobirthing”

Last night I met up with my clients Ellen and Jamie and their new baby girl Grace, now 5 weeks old.Their first baby was born by emergency caesarean section and together we planned how they could most likely ‘achieve’ the empowering and enjoyable vaginal birth that Ellen wanted this time round. Ellen met some resistance to her choices at times; being told she would require twice weekly sweeps at the end of her pregnancy because of her history of caesarean section by one consultant, that she would require continuous monitoring of the baby in labour (requiring her to lie on the bed throughout), and that she would not be allowed access to the midwife led unit to labour and give birth.

Ellen, Jamie and Ellen’s mum Sharon did a Lionheart Hypnobirthing course together. On their course with me, Ellen and her family became well-informed regarding the options available to them, how they could weigh up potential risks and benefits of their choices to make safe and personalised decisions, and how to communicate their wishes and needs to their caregivers. I’m very pleased to report that they had an “incredible” VBAC experience on The Sapphire Suite
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f0 !!!Here’s what the couple had to say about labour, birth and using Lionheart Hypnobirthing:
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f0 “Labour started 5 days past my due date. My surges started every 8 minutes at first, and within the hour they were every 3 minutes”.
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f0 “I didn’t notice the change in intensity from early to active labour because I was so focused”.
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f0 “Labour was intense at times, I couldn’t have got through it without my Hypnobirthing techniques”.
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f0 “I remembered things from the course throughout labour. When I was in the different stages, I knew what was happening was normal and safe, so we stayed calm”.
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f0 “Even in transition…I was able to relax and visualise my safe place. And I stayed calm”.
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f0 “Ellen was so calm and completely in the zone. She was incredibly focused”.
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f0 “We felt calm and confident. It was a really positive experience!”
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f0 “Everything you taught us we used, and it worked! I couldn’t have done without it. Thank you!”

On Facebook, Ellen wrote: “I would 100% recommend the amazing Rachel and her hypnobirthing course. After having a previous labour which resulted in c-section, I wanted to learn how to feel in control and calm for this labour. Through using all of the techniques which I learnt on the course, I managed to have an amazing natural birth. It was a long intense labour and I am 100% certain that it would have been a totally different experience if I hadn’t been hypnobirthing. It totally helped me to keep calm, feel in control and understand where I was at through all stages of labour, as Rachel had taught us this. My husband said when I was in labour he could totally see the effects of hypnobirthing as he says I was just so calm and in my own zone. Not only did the course with Rachel help me through the labour, it really helped me to make informed decisions about the care I received in the hospital. It empowered me to feel confident in my decision to have a VBAC. If you’re undecided about whether to book a course with Rachel, don’t think twice. It’s totally worth it. Your labour experience stays with you forever so why not give yourself the best chance of having a nice experience?”

Ellen’s mum also wrote: “It was a brilliant experience and knowing what the different stages of labour was about helped us to help Ellen stay calm and focused. Thanks so much Rachel xx”Just WOW!!!
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f0 Thank you soooooo much for choosing me for your antenatal education…it means so much
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f0 W E L C O M E T O T H E W O R L D
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f0 Grace Evelyn Murray. Born on 16th Dec and weighing a healthy 9 lb.You are a happy and loving family. Have so much fun together.Love Rachel xxx

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