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What is a Positive Birth?

The Positive Birth Movement’s Milli Hill says “A Positive Birth means a birth in which a woman feels she has freedom of choice, access to information, and that she is in control, powerful and respected. A birth that she approaches, perhaps with some trepidation, but without fear or dread. And that she then goes on to enjoy and later remember with warmth and pride.”

A positive birth does not have to be ‘natural’ or drug-free.

 

And why does everyone want a positive birth?

You may not realise it yet, but birth is a big deal. And aside from the fact that you will remember your baby’s birth for ever more – studies have shown that Hypnobirthing can have profound and positive effects on both you and your baby. With the benefit of lower c-section rates & need pain relief as well as increased feelings of confidence, control and comfort. Plus higher Apgar scores amongst babies. So the value of a good birth is immeasurable.

A perfect birth for my 2nd

Steph is absolutely amazing. I had a difficult & stressful first birth so needed lots of support going into my secod. Steph gave me the power to believe in myself, my mind and my body and gave me the gift of a perfect birth for my 2nd. I would never have believed I would feel so positive and so confident about birth.

I would witout doubt go further than to recommend, I would urge you to hire Steph, it was the best thing we ever did. Thank you Steph, will foever be so thankful.

Nina

My views changed dramatically!

I wasn’t sold on the idea of Hypnobirthing but after the course with Steph my views were changed dramatically. It’s been really great for me to have a tool to help my wife & feel like I can support her more through her pregnancy.

I would and have been recommending the course to mums to be & partners. I believe what we learnt will not just be used in birthing but everyday life too.

Mike

I birthed on my back!

Super quick note to say we had our little boy this evening in the lovely dark room at the JR Spires. I had no pain relief (including no gas & air or paracetamol!). The first half of labour was back to back which was incredibly challenging. I laboured in the birth pool then wanted to deliver lying on my back(!!).

I loved the whole experience and can’t thank you enough for helping us prepare. Within half an hour I said I wanted to do it again!

Catharine

I used the techniques before theatre

Steph was wonderful. Giving me the confidence to approach whatever was thrown at me during birth with a quiet calmness. When mine became a high risk case, instead of using the techniques Steph had taught me during labour, I used them in the scary, anxious period before I went into theatre. The midwives & theatre staff then help me use the same techniques during theatre.

Later the midwives were excited to tell me how steady my blood pressure had been and how little blood I had lost.

Ellie

Steph allowed us to take it in our stride

 

Steph’s Hypnobirthing classes helped us stay calmer through pregnancy & birth and to feel more confident & informed. It was wonderful to hear such a positive & empowering perspective on birth. My husband knew exactly  what to do to support me as my birth partner.

In early labour my contractions were only about 1 minute apart from the begining but the hypnobirthing  breathing & visualisations allowed me to keep my energy up and my focus positive.

Katy

Positive Birth Stories

Below are positive birth stories & reviews received from you. Please feel free to submit your own positive story below.
High Speed Hypnobirthing

High Speed Hypnobirthing

My Hypnobirthing journey really started I would say as soon as I found out I was pregnant with Eliot. I had already decided that I wanted and needed my birth experience to be different from the fairly awful time I had had with my first son. I joined an aqua-natal...

Share your positive birth story!

Like it or not we’re surrounded by birth negativity. And it’s easy to be scared, because everyone’s telling us to be! But by telling our good birth stories and taking about our birth confidence we can start to turn this around and help others feel the same.

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