Birth Stories

24 posts

Paisley’s Birth Story

Our first pregnancy and birth had many complications and even though we ended up with the natural hypnobirth we wanted, it was very hard and my recovery took a long time. When we decided to get pregnant again we knew we wanted a different experience. For our second child Jason […]

Sakoda’s Birth Story

This lovely birth story just arrived in my inbox.  Enjoy! Marie ****************************** Hi Marie, I just wanted to say thank you again for offering such wonderful classes to help us get the fear out of giving birth.  Because of your classes i was able to enjoy the entire time I […]

Lily’s Birth Story

Lily finally arrived yesterday morning at 11:01am. She weighed 7lbs, 10oz and was born perfectly healthy.  I’m not sure when labour really started, but my surges were about 10 minutes apart and 45 seconds long at 2 am on the 23rd of December. I slept until 11am that day then […]

Hazel’s Birth

Hazel,  Born at 9:50 pm, Wednesday, August 31, 2011   My “guess date” was August 23rd and I was optimistically hoping to deliver the baby a week early (although Hazel had other plans!). My midwife told me that usually, first babies are born 8 days after the due date, which is […]

Arabella’s Birth

We had been planning a home birth but to our disappointment we were told that we couldn’t have a home birth on the weekend as only one midwife is on call (there must be two present), so when I started getting surges on Saturday morning (about 3:30 am) I was […]

Lara’s Birth Day

My guess date was April 5th, but I had convinced myself I’d be early, about a week. I had this notion that 2nd pregnancies usually come earlier. I was staying with my sister during this last stretch, wanting to deliver in Saskatoon, a few hours away from my home in […]

Avista’s Birth

Avista is my second daughter but my first hypnobirthing baby. To demonstrate the night and day experiences between her birth and my first daughter, Indeka’s, I’ll give you a brief account of my first birthing experience. Labour began on my due date around 11 pm when my water broke. I […]

Calla’s birth

My wish for a Mother’s Day baby came and went, and I woke up the next morning six days postdate. I was extremely excited to finally meet our baby and couldn’t wait to go into labour.  I’d had so many false labour alarms, so I didn’t want to get my […]