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The beautiful birth of Mia, at home in the water November 2017. As filmed by Mark (Dad) from his GoPro. Watch the ecstacy on Kate’s face as she meets her first baby for the first time. Kate and Mark completed the HypnoBirthing course with Helen in August 2017.

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Kia Ora Helen, 
Just writing to let you know that Blaise Boddington arrived on the 9 th September weighing 7lbs 6oz.  I had a fantastic pregnancy.  Both Luke and I went into the Birth feeling confident and good about what we were about to endure. 
The Birth:  On the 8 th September, 1 day after her due date, we were having dinner at my parents place.  After I had dinner I was feeling some different tingles, I thought to myself, this is different.  After not been able to sit down for about an hour and clearing my bowels I said to myself, I think something is going to happen tonight!  I let everyone know I was felling different and decided to go for a hot pool.  Whilst in the hotpool I felt a couple of tingles, really good ones, I said to Luke, something is definitely happening and we better get home so he could get everything sorted and I could start my relaxation.  

When we got home, I got Luke to run across to the video store to get a couple of comedies as I thought we were in for a long night. (We dropped the videos off on the way to the hospital 40  minutes later). I rang the midwife to let her know what was happening and she said to ring her back when the surges were closer together and longer.  I had a hot shower, played the rainbow relaxation CD, 30 minutes into the relaxation surges were getting much closer, 5minutes apart and lasting 90 seconds, at this stage my HypnoBirthing body had truly taken over.  Luke rang Debbie and she said to get in the car and come to maternity.  The drive felt like it took all of 5minutes.  Once arriving at Maternity, I was in a bit of daze, feeling completely relaxed.  The hospital room was great, dimmed lights, calm and peaceful.  I continued to play the rainbow relaxation CD and relax with the surges.   

Surges were manageable and relaxing through them was great!  Debbie decided to do a VE, she explained to me, not too get my hopes up, usually for first time mums there is little cervix dilation at this stage.  When she examined me  my cervix had completely dilated. This was a complete surprise to Debbie…  As baby was posterior, Debbie confirmed that baby was still sitting high and hadn’t rotated and the membranes were bulging, she indicated we had plenty of time to get baby rotated and gave me several positions to try and rotate baby.  Debbie briefly consulted with the second midwife, and she come back telling me she had ordered an ambulance and we were going to Rotorua as she had concerns that the umbilical cord might fall before baby had rotated.  A complete surprise! 

After being in the ambulance for 20minutes baby had rotated on her own and I needed to push.  I managed to hold out till we arrived at Rotorua Hospital, 17minutes later baby was born. No stitches Needed.  So in total the birth was 5 and half hours. 

HypnoBirthing was the best thing Luke and I could have done to prepare us for the arrival of Blaise. We went into the birth with confidence which in turn made us both relaxed.  As the affirmations say, I completely trusted my body and my baby and never let my mind interfere with the process.  Being completely relaxed allowed my body to do everything it needed to and baby come out on her own in a short period of time. 

My midwife was really impressed and has never seen a woman using HypnoBirthing, she said my birth was amazing, and usually for first time mums it takes much longer and birthing a posterior baby usually takes twice as long. 

 Now I find I can use HypnoBirthing daily, when baby is sleeping I play the rainbow relaxation, this allows me to fully relax and I usually doze off for a half an hour. 

So…  I just want to thank you taking the time to see Luke and I back in May, I know it was out of your usual day to day practice and we really appreciate your time that you spent with us.

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Our new baby girl Milly was born in the water on Friday 14th August 2009 after a 3 hour labour. She was well past her due date by at least 10 days and I’d been experiencing practice labour for a week leading up to her birth.

Throughout the week I’d been relaxing through any of the practice labour, breathing and listening to affirmations. I found the CDs very useful to get to sleep to – just like I’d found them very useful throughout most of my pregnancy. I felt I was well rested by the end of the week.

On Thursday night I went to bed with the usual mild practice surges (contractions/Braxton hicks) hoping that tonight would be the night. To be honest I was totally fed up of being pregnant – along with the constant pressure from friends and family enquiring as to when this baby would be born! I woke a few times in the night disappointed that nothing seemed to be progressing. However I slept soundly between 3-6am and was woken suddenly at 6am with a stronger sensation.

The surges weren’t regular – some coming every 5 mins, others every 2 or 3 mins and some were long, some short. So I was unsure of where I was at. Nevertheless we called my Mum to come look after the older kids and by 7.40am I’d decided it was time to start to make a move to the birthing centre.

Meanwhile I’d been focusing on breathing and relaxing through each and every surge; plus I had some breakfast and a shower.

We got into the car and towards the end of our 10 minute journey I noticed feeling pressure intensifying and very low down.

On arrival at the birthing centre at 8.15am my midwife checked baby and me, I was 8 cm dilated, baby had descended right down and her heartbeat was fine.

I got into the pool – bliss to be emerged in warm water. Phil used some affirmations and an anchor through the next couple of surges, but very quickly I felt the intensity and pressure increase and the need to breathe downwards. Our baby crowned and I continued to breathe her out – relaxing and letting go as much as I could. My body and my baby did all the work – all I needed to do was breathe through each surge.

It was truly an amazing experience to feel her head crown and feel it emerge – the water giving incredible support to my body. After her head was born one more surge and out came her body.

My midwife passed her to me, cord still intact and we just enjoyed watching her in my arms, waiting for the placenta to detach. It felt like a long time for this to happen as I felt this part of the process was quite uncomfortable, and it was harder to remember to breathe and relax when you have this new little person in your arms! Finally after 30 mins the placenta detached and was born, the cord was clamped and Milly had some bonding time with her Dad while I got out of the pool.

I then breast fed Milly, enjoying the surreal feeling of having had an incredible experience over the past one hour. A lot had happened in a very short time.

I feel incredibly grateful to have been able to give our daughter a gentle and calm entry into this world. Once again I credit the tools and techniques of HypnoBirthing that helped give me the knowledge and confidence to release, relax and let go. My body and my baby truly knew what to do. Plus – and very importantly I had the complete support of my midwife Kate, who is totally dedicated and committed to a natural birth experience.

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