Beautiful Birth Stories
Here are some wonderful birth stories from ZenBirth families, all of whom achieved a positive start to life with their new baby. Also, have a look over at the Testimonials page for reviews and feedback given via emails and course evaluations.
 
Cara's hypnobirth
'I didn’t watch the clock at all this time and just did what my body felt like. I was very much in the zone and listened to the gentle music as I imagined the golden glow of relaxation spreading down my body.. I got into the pool which was so lovely and warm I just melted into deeper relaxation...' read more
 
Leah's hypnobirth
'I think what surprised me most about hypnobirthing, compared to my first birth, was how I felt after. An hour of skin to skin and a quick shower later, I felt completely normal and myself. I didn't feel like I had just given birth. There was no feeling of exhaustion like with Eva (my first). I think because this time I worked with my body and listened to what it was telling me rather than fighting it. Instead I was able to enjoy the first few hours with Leah before returning home that very evening to collect Eva and introduce her to her new sister!' read more
 
Florence's hypnobirth
'At 6am we were transferred to the birth centre and I had the 'mermaid birth' we had dreamed of, with music playing, low lights, warm water, laughter and a real sense of calm. It was one of the most empowering experiences I've had and she was born without any tearing or pain relief, despite her size. I didn't even want gas and air or TENS. And it wasn't an effort to do so; I wasn't being superhuman strong, you just gave us a really powerful toolbox of techniques...' read more
 
Max's hypnobirth
'The strong bearing down surges were moving baby into position beautifully and after about four I could feel his fury little head about 3cm inside me. In the next couple he eased down so his head was crowning. This was the part I had expected to smart, but it just felt exhilarating and powerful. I was flying so high on endorphins and oxytocin, it was like running the last few hundreds yards of this marathon punching the air and celebrating the approaching finish, having baby in my arms...' read more
 
Ottilie's hypnobirth
'I climbed onto the bed to give birth on my hands and knees. Around three surges later at 10.03am, Ottilie Muriel entered the world, perfect, pink and alert, weighing 8lb 2oz. She was passed through my legs so I could cradle her to my bare chest. It was the most euphoric moment of my life. I couldn't believe I had given birth in my own home, without any pain relief, intervention or coached pushing. It was as nature intended...' read more
 
Helena's hypnobirth
'My labour and birth were very fast - exactly what I had hoped for. Between the beginning of the first surge and the birth only 3.5 hours passed. At 9pm, I felt the first surge, and the frequency and intensity was almost immediate, such that I knew the birth was imminent. I gave birth 50 minutes after my arrival in the MLU... read more  
 
Gustave's hypnobirth
'After seven hours of gradually more intense labour, I gave birth to a healthy 8lb 7oz boy in a pool in our living room - aided by my partner and two brilliant midwives. Even they were impressed by the control that hypnobirthing gave me in order to complete my completely natural birth. I would have no hesitation in recommending hypnobirthing and Gina as a course leader. Make sure you do your practice though -  its all worth it in the end with a beautiful baby to show for it! ...' read more

Eva's hypnobirth
'...I continued to use the methods Gina taught me after the sessions and found I became incredibly calm and positive about the birthing process. It was comforting to have someone to talk to and share my fears with. I shared things with Gina that I had not spoken about to anyone else. I was now looking forward to giving birth and instead of being afraid of the pain, I was embracing the fact that each surge would be one step closer to meeting my baby...' read more
 
Finlay's hypnobirth
'I am convinced that using the techniques Gina taught us helped enormously and contributed to me having a quick and easy labour. I was the only one out of my NCT group who had a natural birth with no interventions, and I was the only one who did hypnobirthing and I don’t think that’s a coincidence...Even the midwife commented how lovely a birth it was. Finlay is now 4 months and a very chilled baby; he has been since he was born...' read more

Eliot's hypnobirth:
'... I only needed 3 'pushes' at the end, and Eliot came out without any difficulties.  They weren’t really pushes though, as my body just started to feel like I wanted to bear down, so I breathed into that sensation. I was lucky enough to be able to reach down and feel Eliot’s head just before his whole body came out. And the physical sensation I experienced as Eliot finally emerged into the world was the most amazing and beautiful sensation I’ve ever experienced in my life...' read more
 
Maya's hypnobirth:
'...We are so lucky that the birth went pretty much exactly as we'd envisaged. Baby was born at home in the water. There was no need for hospital transfer, no epidural, no episiotomy and no even a tear!I believe the combination of hypnobirth, together with the use of aromatherapy, homeopathy and water helped us achieve the peaceful, natural birth we wished for...' read more