Birth Stories


Harper’s Birth

I went to sleep Thursday night feeling really restless. I had a bit of cramping and uncomfortableness but ended up finally falling asleep around 3am. My husband got up to leave for work around 6 am, shortly after he left I decided I get up to use the washroom. As […]


Henry’s Birth 1

I woke at 5:00 am on July 8th with regular surges, nine days past my guess date. I was very excited that things were finally starting, but I still tried to sleep or relax until a little later in the morning. Finally I woke my husband, Kris and we went […]


Kinley’s Birth

My guess date was Jan 12th 2013.  A week passed with no real sign of labour. I tried just about everything possible to get things going. After three acupuncture sessions and trying some Clary Sage essential oil from Marie, I finally started feeling some surges at 1:00am on Jan 23. […]


The Birth of Félix

The skills I learned in hypnobirthing helped me throughout Félix’s entire birth, especially in the active stages of labour.  I view his birth as happening in two stages.  The first stage started with my water breaking on May 27th at 1:30 a.m.  I felt calm and reassured my husband that […]


Reeve’s Birth Story

Marie’s Note : I am deeply grateful to Jill for sharing this HypnoBirthing story.  It’s often difficult to find positive birth stories if you are in a situation where there is a medical reason for an induction.  I hope everyone who faces such a situation is able to read stories […]


Rachel’s Birth 2

Rachel Paige’s Birth Story After staying a week past her predicted arrival date, Rachel decided she was ready to join the world and she wanted to get here fast…. I met with my midwife, Debbie, on Friday, August 24th for my 41 week appointment.  I was healthy, baby was doing […]


Alice’s Birth 1

My first labour was only 4 1/2 hours long and although I decided beforehand that I would have an epidural, there was no time and my daughter was born naturally and drug free.  My husband, Ryan, and I decided to try hypnobirthing for our second baby as we expected the […]


Eden’s Birth

The last couple weeks of April were stressful for my husband and I as he was very busy at work and we were convinced this baby would come early and quickly like our first child.  Our guess date with this baby was May 4th and I successfully remained pregnant until […]


Neko’s Birth

My baby girl, Neko Lilian, was born August 1. It was a good labour and delivery. I had some stress leading up to it because our neighbour’s water tank broke and leaked and caused water damage on our floor, a section of it was ripped up, it looked awful. He […]


Jessica’s Birth 1

Jessica is our second child, Andrew is my oldest child and he will be three in October. His birth was fantastic also so I will tell you about his first.  We were living in Medicine Hat, and at that time I didn’t know about hypnobirthing. I was taking prenatal class […]


Zach’s Birth Story

A long day but so worth it…  On Monday night I went to bed after talking to my mom. I told her where to find the house keys in case we would already be in the hospital when her flight from Québec arrived in Regina Tuesday night. She told me […]


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 […]