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


Ivy’s Birth Story

We have a daughter!! Little Ivy Elise Howard was born on Wednesday 4/4/18 at 2:20pm weighing 3.51kg and 50cm long. Due to recommendations from Hugo's paediatrician and worries about low amniotic fluid we decided to be induced at 39+4. It was a really hard decision to...

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Beau’s Birth Story

Welcome to the world Baby Beau, born at 41+4, just an hour after my obstetrician “clocked back on” after a few days of holidays with his family. Although by 11 days over I was certainly “over it”, I was still hopeful for spontaneous labour and gladly Beau had the same...

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Indiana’s Birth Story

This is the birth story of my first nephew, Indiana. This birth changed everything for me. It was hard, long, humbling and eye opening. I used to pay lip service to 'any type of birth can be a great birth' but I think in reality I still thought it had to...

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The Day I Had My Bones Closed

A few weeks ago I had my bones closed. What the what I hear you say? If you’ve followed my story, you’ll know that I had a traumatic first birth. It’s hard now to put my finger on what was traumatic but I think it was a combination of many things. Being...

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Nixxon’s Birth Story

On Sunday 16th July, Mariah and I were at Cranbourne Centro to do our weekly shop. While Mariah ordered her coffee and my white hot chocolate I went to the bathroom. It was no mistake that I started losing my show and plug - it was 1:10pm. We continued on...

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Alexandre’s Birth Story

Our desire for an intervention free natural birth was achieved. We thank Michelle Clift for educating us in birthing options & HypnoBirthing techniques. Surges began early on 23rd September which was a Saturday morning around 9am. I had a hair and nail...

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Jayden’s Birth Story

This birth story is by the amazing Sarah who completed a HypnoBirthing course with me earlier this year. Enjoy. Michelle xo My Birth Story by Sarah Munro Let me start by saying birthing a baby is the most magnificent experience a women can have. I completely...

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I’ve got a secret….

OK, deep breath Michelle. You can do this. For 18 months, I’ve felt like I’ve got a big, dirty secret that I don’t want to talk about it. But lately, I’ve been coming to terms with it. I think coming clean today will help with my healing process. Here I...

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Let’s Make Some Waves Ladies

If you're anything like me, you get incredibly frustrated constantly by the total shit storm that is happening around birth and our maternity system. I could write a huge list about the issues pregnant women are facing - the pressure, the disrespect, the coercion, the...

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