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

 

Corona Virus Birthing Tips

Corona Virus Birthing Tips

I wanted to put together some birthing tips for those of you who will be birthing during the corona virus pandemic. I think it's fair to say that if you are pregnant right now, you have never experienced anything like what the world is going through right now. That...

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Michael’s Birth Story

Michael’s Birth Story

A letter to all the doubters, believe me you can have a great birth, and HypnoBirthing is one of the keys... I’d just like start off by personally thanking Michelle for all her help and support along my pregnancy journey and for giving both my husband and I the skills...

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Sara’s Unexpected Unassisted Homebirth Story

Sara’s Unexpected Unassisted Homebirth Story

Michelle here! I was Zehra's doula and I remember getting the phone call that she was in labour. Things sounded early on so I rested a little more but after half an hour or so, I had a feeling I should head over. I spoke to Zehra's husband on the way, he asked what...

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Sasha’s Birth Story

Sasha’s Birth Story

At 38+2 (a few hours after getting home from Boris’ birthday celebrations) I woke up to pain at about 5:30am feeling like I had to do a massive poo haha. Went to the bathroom a couple of times and nothing happened. Around an hour later woke Boris up because I was...

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Denver’s Birth  Story

Denver’s Birth Story

I’d had lots of pre labour warm ups in the week before my baby was born, prompting my husband to finish up work early, our 2 year old having a sleep over at nanas and my sister/doula organising back up teachers for her HypnoBirthing classes as we were...

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Hazel’s Breech Birth Story

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

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

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

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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