HYPNOBIRTHING experiences

Stories from dear parents

Here you can read the sweet birth stories of parents who have followed the HypnoBirthing Zeeland courses.

Mother and Baby
Esther Geijs

Very nice course! I have benefited a lot from it. She really showed me the freedom of choice during childbirth. And how important relaxation is. My partner has also benefited from it and we now actually do it together instead of just being a spectator.. I would recommend this for every woman, for every couple!

Muisjes
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Lé-nic Pretorius

I had two amazing HypnoBirths.

When I got pregnant with our first daughter, I knew I wanted an all natural unmedicated birth.

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Trudy Middendorp

The pregnancy course gave us more confidence to be able to give birth in our own way and at rest.

Baby Baptism Ceremony

Lotte Krijger

WONDERFUL BIRTH STORY! Keira-Leigh's Caesarean section

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Lilian's birth story

 

When I found out I was pregnant, I immediately knew what kind of delivery I wanted. A water birth, without interventions, spontaneous delivery, in the safety and comfort of my own home. I imagined that my baby would come to me with only my husband and midwife present, and that I would give birth on my own. I also knew that a birthing course would be very helpful for my husband Wietse and me to be as well prepared as possible and luckily my midwife introduced me to Izelle and her Hypnobirthing course.

As the weeks went by I noticed that I felt more connected to my baby and especially to my husband than ever before. Then week 41+6 days came and when our baby didn't arrive that night, I knew my dream delivery was not going to happen. With this sharp turn of my original plan, I had to rely heavily on one of the affirmations in particular "I will accept whatever turn my delivery takes". Wietse started to change the hospital room. He hung my affirmation cards on a string of lights, closed the curtains, and lit the battery-powered candles. I listened to my affirmation playlist as I moved through the rooms, rocking with each wave. The rest is all a blur until I finally heard the unmistakable sound of new life, my baby Lilian's first cry in the world. The moment they placed her on my chest, she looked straight into my eyes and wrapped her tiny, perfect hand around my finger. Nothing else mattered more, every decision had brought me to her. She was alert, healthy and knew I was her mama. While my birth couldn't have been more than I had hoped, I am forever grateful for the Hypnobirthing techniques we were able to use to make decisions and relax, they were absolutely essential to me throughout the experience. 

Hypnobirthing has made us stronger as partners. My husband learned to support me before, during and after the birth.  We take good care of each other and maintain a positive atmosphere in the house, we do this by discussing all decisions as we have learned on the course. 

Our delivery was different from what we had planned from the start. I was medically certified and had to go to the hospital, my husband has constantly helped me with positive words. With each wave he helped me breathe and relax. After a long delivery with many setbacks, we received our dear son. When I look back on a not-so-great experience in the hospital, I'm extremely happy that my husband knew so well what he could do and was able to help me so well when I felt helpless. 
The hypnobirthing course really helped us, we learned a lot about giving birth at rest and how we can support each other as a family. Thank you for the beautiful lessons, we recommend everyone to follow this course with you. It was a very nice way for us to understand what being pregnant, giving birth and recovering all meant. 

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Mom with Baby

We are so glad we took the Hypnobirthing course with Izelle! Such a nice and experienced woman, who shared the content with us in an honest and negotiable way. We have learned and discovered a lot, and we really enjoyed living through this together. We look forward to the birth with confidence!

Muisjes
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Lé-nic Pretorius

I had two amazing HypnoBirths.

When I got pregnant with our first daughter, I knew I wanted an all natural unmedicated birth.

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Trudy Middendorp

The pregnancy course gave us more confidence to be able to give birth in our own way and at rest.

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Lotte Krijger

WONDERFUL BIRTH STORY! Keira-Leigh's Caesarean section

 
De Geboorte / Bevalling van Lenic Sadie Pretorius

I had two amazing HypnoBirths.

 

When I got pregnant with our first daughter, I knew I wanted an all natural unmedicated birth, so we decided to take HypnoBirthing classes to further my experience when in labor.

Being in a calm, tranquil environment, surrounded by music in a dimly lit room and using my HypnoBirthing breathing techniques and visualisations, I was able to birth two beautiful daughters via the Marie Mongan Method. What I clearly remember the most, regarding the HypnoBirthing techniques, is how deep you can go within yourself, listening to your body and following your natural instincts. Birth should not be considered scary or painful, and I would highly recommend HypnoBirthing to anyone wanting to feel empowered at birth! We are stronger than we think we are, and being educated on how to improve our birth experience through breathing, visualizing and being present and calm.
I am pregnant with my third baby and HypnoBirthing is the only way for me to feel like I can do this. I can birth my baby easily feeling calm and in control of my body.

Lé-nic Pretorius

 

WONDERFUL BIRTH STORY!
Keira-Leigh's Caesarean Section
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Today after a crazy delivery, we have become proud parents of Keira-Leigh. She weighs 3.3kg and is 47cm tall. Born after 24 hours by Caesarean section.
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I gave birth this afternoon. The whole delivery is 180 degrees opposite of what was wanted, but how much the course helped me! I've been able to keep myself calm in all the crazy situations we've ended up in.
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We really managed to hold our ground in some situations and kept calm with all the needles, even though I didn't like that at all. But especially 12 hours of contractions taken care of by the contraction inducers. I got stuck at 3cm, that's why I got a caesarean section unfortunately ...
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I did see it as a really positive experience, even though it was not what we wanted. We really were a team together and the waves were well absorbed and Milan did all kinds of nice things that made it easier. Despite the fact that it did not progress, it was very beautiful! And indeed with the flow and surrendered to the situations, but looked at it with common sense.


Certainly learned on the course Am really grateful for it!

Lotte, Milan & Kira-Leigh

De geboorte / bevalling van Keira-Leigh
 

Lé-nic Pretorius

De Geboorte / Bevalling van Lynn

We have followed a hypnobirthing course with Izelle in preparation for the delivery of our daughter. The pregnancy course gave us more confidence to be able to give birth in our own way and at rest. Izelle gives the course in a very pleasant and enthusiastic way and has a people-oriented approach. We learned a lot and can certainly warmly recommend HypnoBirthing Zeeland.

Trudy, Mark & Lynn