Some kind words …
How do parents find me??Well, midwives recommend me…plus;
Word of mouth. Thank you everyone. Word of mouth is priceless. It really is worth all the tea in China!!! Plus I am so delighted that so many of you come from far and wide to join my classes. Also I have parents coming back for their second and third babies. Love keeping it in the family!
Monte was born on 23rd June 2017 at 8.37am.
Everything went really well although we cut it pretty fine getting to the MLU (he was born within 10-15mins of our arrival!)
The journey there was pretty frantic but I managed to stay pretty relaxed…more than can be said for Daddy who didn’t make it back from Glastonbury in time, but my sister was a great stand in.
Thanks for all your help.
Becky & Tom x
Oohhhhh lots of congratulations!!
Wonderful news for you all.
I Am so proud of you for remaining calm and also of your sister for being first reserve!
Well done to both of you!
Love the photos of Monte- now you have two little boys. What bliss. Annie xx
Hendrix has a brother!
Just wanted to let you know that we welcomed our beautiful daughter Aoife May Baynes last Thursday 1st June at 4.13 am.
Our birth was a wonderful experience which is definitely down to you and quicker than average first labours so thank you so much. We have been telling anyone who is pregnant about hypnobirthing and you!
We got in our zone and set up room with battery lights, played our relaxing music or one of your recordings, had lavender and Clary sage in flannel and used your techniques doing the breathing and visualisation and Matt doing light touch massage. The midwives loved it and were fantastic! We kept bouncing on ball/going for walks in nearby Apley walk and then back for some monitoring of baby and surges.
Matt took picture of us at 8.40pm where I am laughing on the birthing ball. Matt was incredible keeping me focused on surge breathing and all the techniques and got us through.
We are loving having a new born and following lots of your tips- saying no to visitors and just enjoying this truly special time.
Look forward to meeting up and hearing about the others babies. Hope everyone is doing well.
Thank you so much again for helping making birthing our daughter so wonderful.
All your help and course was amazing and helped us so much! We cannot recommend you enough!
Matt, Siobhan and Aoife xxxx
Massive congratulations on The Dream Team!
Beyond thrilled. All down to Team Siobhan for commiting and practising. Well Done. Annie xx
Aoife has arrived!
Just thought I would write to you and once again preach the wonders of hypnobirthing and your teaching. I know we didn’t see you this time around but I still had my folder from Israel and practiced my breathing etc.
Anyway, on Wednesday evening after a very very quick, unassisted home birth (by accident!) Abel John Merrick Adams arrived! Surges started at around 4.30ish and he was born at 5.52pm! I caught him myself and it was the most empowering thing I have ever done.
I just wanted to thank you again for your teaching. Surges were powerful and virtually back to back but I just kept breathing and reminding myself that each surge was bringing him closer.
Hope all is well with you.
You are a truly wonderful woman, and officially invincible. Annie xx
I am so pleased to announce that our beautiful son Harrison (Harry) Reuben Harper was born at 4:59 this morning, weighing 6lb 12oz.
I had a 5 hour labour and only took 17 minutes to breath (although I did end up pushing!) him out.
The hypnobirthing truly helped me stay calm and once my waters broke at 8:15pm, using my breathing, relaxation and Pete’s light touch massage it only took until midnight to get me into established labour.
The midwife couldn’t believe it and said everyone should do hypnobirthing and that our antenatal room was her sanctuary because we were so calm.
The midwife who helped me birth Harrison couldn’t believe how quick we were and said she would tell everyone to try hypnobirthing!
Pete was amazing and completely wonderful, helping me through, using the birth prompts, keeping everything calm, making sure the midwife understood our hypnobirthing needs.
But I want to thank you for your wonderful classes and Wednesday. I would recommend hypnobirthing to everyone. Until I was in labour I didn’t fully understand how the breathing would help me to cope and keep me calm, but it worked wonders. I only needed gas and air!
I can’t quite believe it’s actually happened and we have our beautiful little boy here!
I’m really looking forward to introducing him to you, he is quite the cutie pie!!
Looking forward to seeing you soon!
With lots of love,
Lucy, Pete and Harrison xxx
Lots and loss of congratulations on the safe and speedy arrival of your beautiful little boy.
I am SO thrilled for you both, and beyond proud that all your breathing and relaxation paid off. Pete you are my hero for being truly present…and Lucy, thank you for coming to see me on Wednesday. when you left, I felt so sure that your birth experience would be pretty magical.
Our Beautiful Son!!
Robin and I wanted to introduce you to our little Sienna Rose born at 3.39am on 27th January.
She has been an absolute dream from the moment she was born. She looked contented and happy and hardly cried, slept pretty much for the first 12 hours, then breastfed instantly.
We just wanted to thank you for helping us to achieve such a truly amazing experience. We were the talk of the ward for a few days and have certainly helped to put hypnobirthing on the map. we are raving about it to everyone we speak to!!
Many thanks, Laura and Robin.
Lots of congratulations. So thrilled for you both. Beautiful name for a beautiful baby!! Love Annie xxx
Sienna Rose is here!!