Michelle Clift, Certified HypnoBirthing Practitioner writes a fortnightly blog about all things pregnancy, birth and parenting.


Hazel’s Breech Birth Story

On Monday the 29th of July, Zach and I welcomed out beautiful baby girl, Hazel Muehlke-Taylor into the world. I experienced an all natural, drug-free, vaginal breech birth. It was an incredible experience and HypnoBirthing helped me listen and trust my...

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Chloe’s (Car) Birth Story

After a day of feeling tightenings that I put down as Braxton Hicks, my waters started leaking at 10.30pm on Wednesday. The tightenings immediately became mild surges that kept me awake all night, that and excitement that it was finally happening. I let my...

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Mia’s Birth Story

So things started on Friday 29th March (I was 39+4), I lost my uterine seal - but then nothing all weekend. On Monday morning 1st April, I woke up and had a show and thought, omg I’m going to have an April Fools baby! I had what I thought were Braxton...

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Harrison’s Birth Story

I look back on my pregnancy fondly. I felt connected with my baby, beautiful and empowered. I was lucky enough to avoid all morning sickness and aside from being diagnosed with gestational diabetes, we had a pretty smooth sailing 9 months. We chose to do...

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Gentle Scheduled Caesarean Birth

Your Gentle Scheduled Caesarean Birth Hey there mama, I'm glad you found this article and I'm here to get you feeling comfortable and positive about your caesarean birth. I know you've been on a journey and I know this had been a tough decision to make. Or...

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Edmunds Birth Story

How to explain just how amazing the whole experience was is an understatement! Birth for me to some extent started on Friday 9th….We had decided to drive to Seymour for Bo to compete in a tree climbing competition. I was nervous as it was a long drive and...

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Amelia’s Birth Story

Jad and I classify my birth to Amelia as amazing. a The reason it was amazing is because of our HypnoBirthing training and the fact that we were informed! a From 36 weeks, my fundus was measuring small. The hospital told me that if I was 37 weeks, they...

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Hospital Bag – What To Pack

Packing for the birth and hospital stay is an exciting task. The lists can seem endless and you can often worry about all those purchases you need to make. The lists below are quite exhaustive and it's always good to remember that we don't NEED these...

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