I had a lovely phone call yesterday. The sort that makes me extremely happy. The call was from a father whose wife had just given birth to a lovely baby girl, their second baby. The first labour had been long and difficult. In fact it was so bad that it was some time before they had a second baby.
Katharine's Hypnobirthing Blog
Well its happened at last - my brand new HypnoBirthing web site has gone live! We have switched over to a content managed system so I can actually go in and add course dates myself. We also have an on-line bookings system, which should help make it a little easier for those booking onto our HypnoBirthing Courses.
Here's a great hypnobirthing story from TIME magazine, tells you all about Marie Mongan and how the movement started, as well as some of the benefits. We're really getting everywhere aren't we!
Hi Everyone, I just wanted to share this lovely birthing story from Marcie and Mike, who missed the second day of their hypnobirthing course - because they'd already given birth! Luckily even one day appeared to be enough to give them great help with the process - please enjoy Marcie's story.
Another great article from the US, Howard Ludwig gives an entertaining account of his discovery of HypnoBirthing, and the birth of their children. Enjoy...
The SouthtownStar :: Howard Ludwig: "To say I was skeptical about Hypnobirthing is an understatement.
I've just found a great venue for a course which will help people in Surrey or South London. This week I visited The Banstead Centre which is in a really convenient position just off the M25. There's plenty of parking there, and I'm delighted that The HypnoBirthing Centre can start courses there in the summer. It plugs a gap in the provision of courses in that area, and is in a relaxed and quiet setting. Have a look at the website for details of dates www.kghypnobirthing.com.
I wanted to reproduce this story in full, as its something quite remarkable and very inspiring for those of us that believe strongly in the benefits of natural child-birth, for both baby and mother. Liz did a HypnoBirthing course with me a few months ago, and ended up walking into a hospital situation she wasn't happy with. However she had the courage and conviction to take things into her own hands and achieve a healthy natural birth on her own terms.
Here is Liz's remarkable HypnoBirthing story...
A US hospital has started offering HypnoBirthing to its mothers for the first time, and the first birth has been predictably a great success. A great story here in the New Jersey Times, it looks like sanity may finally be catching on!
What is HypnoBirthing?: "Graves, Katharine. (2007, October 22). What is HypnoBirthing?. EzineArticles. Retrieved January 18, 2008, from http://ezinearticles.com/?What-is-HypnoBirthing?&id=794366"
Katharine Graves is the teacher at The HypnoBirthing Centre, where she runs HypnoBirthing Courses in London and Southern England for expectant couples.
For this post I have found a nice HypnoBirthing story posted by Carol Yeh-Garner from San Diego in the US, on her "Well Lived Life" blog. Please read and enjoy this post - yet another great story about HypnoBirthing.
Of course I particularly liked the bit at the end where the mother said:
embracing ennui: "To Those Medical Personnel Who Will Be Attending My Labor and Delivery:
I'm a first-time, hypnobirthing mom, and I'd appreciate any consideration and thoughtfulness in working with me and with this birth plan. I understand that I am nowhere as experienced and knowledgeable as the hospital’s nursing staff when it comes to labor and delivery, but there are a few things which I would like to work for in my own personal labor and delivery experience."
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