'Not knowing what to expect we thought it might be a bit 'new age' for us but the techniques that we learnt were really useful and very easy to pick up. I think doing the course increased my confidence that I would be able to cope with the labour and as a result we were very relaxed when I went into labour two and a half weeks before my due date'.
'The hypnobirthing sessions with Marie really prepared both of us for the birthing experience and enabled us to have the most wonderful calm home birth'
'Lily’s birth was just amazing. It was great to feel relaxed and in control'.
'I only have positive recollections of Milo’s birth – a calm, drug free, joyous occasion. He was born at home in front of an open fire after 7 hours of labour'
'I am convinced that the hypnobirthing sessions truly helped prepare myself, my partner and my baby for the birth'
'I amazed myself!'
'Like most second time mums, I had some reservations about giving birth again and was looking for a way
to cope with the pain second time around. I had heard about hypnobirthing through friends and thought I'd
give it a try. The classes were excellent and the relaxation practice was brilliant for winding down after
a day's work as well as good preparation for the birth. In the event, my second labour was incredibly quick
and it couldn't have been more different from my first; I felt calm and in control the entire time, I managed
the pain much better, my husband and I communicated well all the way through and even when the hospital didn't
have room for us and there were no midwives to help us I stayed calm and was able to cope with it all.
I'm convinced that the hypnobirthing course we did with Marie gave me the confidence and the skills to have
the labour that my husband and I wanted. I can't recommend it highly enough.'
'The hypnobirthing classes were fantastic – and really worked – I tell everyone! I couldn’t have wished
for a more perfect labour and delivery, it really was a fantastic experience – I would do it all again
'We just wanted to say a big thank you for our hypnobirthing classes. The information you shared
with us really has made all the difference.'
L and G, Stafford
'Thank you for your phone call the other week, and for your support during the hypnotherapy training.
Although things didn't work out as we'd hoped, we're still both really glad we did it.'
CN, Leamington Spa
'I was most impressed with the birth knowledge in the course and how much the relaxation techniques help.
Being a first time Dad I was feeling very stressed. This has helped a lot. I would recommend this to anyone'
'The birth went very very well, if not a bit too well! … I gave 3 pushes and C was born! It couldn't
have been more different from last time, and I'm sure that the hypnobirthing and yoga helped enormously.'
'The course was very good for giving techniques for feeling positive and relaxed about labour
and I am now feeling very positive.'
'Hypnobirthing was wonderful!!! I used the breathing techniques for a long time before having gas and
air and G has learnt to sleep through anything!!'
L and G, Stafford
'As a Man I found the informal nature and the ability to ask questions at any point without feeling
like what you’re asking is a stupid question very good. I have recommended the course to several people
who were questioning its worth.'
'The sessions were not rushed at all and I have become more positive about the labour experience..it
was all very helpful. I think its an excellent way to aid relaxation generally and remind you that it
is a natural process and doesn’t have to be an invasive medical event. Thanks Marie'
'Thank you for supporting me in achieving my goal to experience my daughter coming into the world naturally
'We've had our baby! She arrived today at 12.30 after an incredibly long labour. She was back to back so progress was really slow but it was lovely being at home. I used your CD which was a real help and the golden thread breath! I started having contractions in the middle of the night on Thursday but it took 24 hours for them to fully establish. So it's been a very long 36 hours with no sleep. Worth every minute though!'
'I had listened to your CD pretty much every day since seeing you and we had done the perennial massage at least every other day. Rob actually noticed that I was getting more and more relaxed with the massage since doing the hypnosis. When it came to the contractions, they were very painful but, unlike last time, I trusted my body and breathed through them (knowing they were helping the baby out and also that I would come out of them). The midwives were excellent and kept telling me how good my breathing was. They were more concerned with the signals I was giving them than how many centimetres dilated I was, which was really refreshing. I used the pool as soon as we got there, but then got out as the contractions started slowing down. We all relaxed a bit out of the pool and then I got back in when it started up again (about 1 ˝ hours before the end, but we didn’t know that). I used the contractions to push him down and then apparently breathed him out (like your video), so I felt no forcing against my body and have had no stitches or anything. He came out into the pool and I was able to pick him up, hold him and wait for the cord to stop pulsating before Rob cut it. We were back home within hours.
It was a truly wonderful experience for all three of us, where a small number of really important positive factors came together – support, environment and working with my body. You were a huge part of making that happen, so thank you very very much from all of us. Unlike the first time, it is an experience I would like to have again!'