I am delighted to say that I and my husband had a thoroughly positive experience doing the hypnobirthing course with Brenda. She is a fountain of knowledge on all things baby birthing related and gave us such good practical tips that we were able to call upon when needed. We ended up being 10 days overdue which I felt really relaxed about as Brenda’s mantra of ‘Baby knows best’ reverberated in my mind and I just saw it as a positive rather than getting stressed about it. We had hoped to use the birthing pool up in the Coombe hospital but unfortunately, there was a little oversight on my behalf and I couldn’t use it. I listened to Brenda’s guided visualizations while I was experiencing the contractions. I also used an exercise ball to lean on while I was on all fours doing my pelvic circles. The midwife was very accommodating and really allowed us the freedom to do what we had practiced and so there was minimum interference from her. We arrived in the hospital just after 1am and we had our baby girl four and a half hours later. This was our first baby so we were surprised at how fast it all happened. It was a scary experience at times and I did feel the pain that I wasn’t perhaps expecting fully, however, I realise myself that the deepeners that Brenda had taught us weren’t fully utilised by us as we hadn’t practiced them enough. Teaching yourself to switch off your thinking brain takes practice and if I were to do it all again, I would focus my attention on that. Overall though for a first-time experience, it was very positive. Brenda empowered us to believe we could have our baby naturally without any intervention and in a calm environment and that is what we did.. Our little girl came into the world very calmly and as a result, is a chilled little baby. Brenda gave us invaluable advice and for any first time Mums out there or Mums and Dads who haven’t had a very positive experience in the past, do yourself a favour and sign up for Brenda’s hypnobirthing course. Thank you so much Brenda, we are so grateful for all you taught us.
I listened to Brenda’s guided visualizations while I was experiencing the contractions. I also used an exercise ball to lean on while I was on all fours doing my pelvic circles.
HI Brenda, I just wanted to write to say a big huge Thank You for all that you did throughout our pregnancy and beyond!! We found the course so insightful and it inspired us to have the confidence to have the pregnancy and birth we dreamed of- a natural one. Little Donnchadh was very comfy inside and so at term +17 we had to be induced. This made very little difference on our birth plan overall as everything else we were confident to let happen..it was beautiful and nautral. Brenda was constant support throughout and gave great medical advice as well as reflexology and homeopathic advice, espicially in the overdue days and it helped us a lot when dealing with the hospital as they respected our decisions and knew they were well thought out and always had the baby’s welfare first. I would highly recommend this course and especially the birth breathing which helped so much in the end. We’re looking forward to doing it all again..hopefully in the not to distant future.
We found the course so insightful and it inspired us to have the confidence to have the pregnancy and birth we dreamed of- a natural one.
Eilís Ní Bhróithe
I had a horrendous experience during the birth of my first child and haemorrhaged afterwards. When I became pregnant with my second child I was determined to have a different experience.
I contacted Brenda as a healthy sceptic in relation to hynobirthing and it was the best phonecall I ever made. The classes were fantastic, allowing me to take time out from the hectic business of life and concentrate on my unborn baby for a few hours each week. Brenda could not have been more kind, reassuring and positive about the whole birthing experience and in July I gave birth to a beautiful, healthy baby girl who weighed almost 11 pounds completely naturally without any medical intervention or pain relief, something I would have thought impossible prior to seeing Brenda. She has such a belief in the whole process and this really comes through, as she sends text messages, emails, meets up for coffee and a chat etc. and goes way above and beyond what you would expect from a service provider. She becomes your friend. Not only was the second birth a fantastic experience, but I have a beautiful, calm, contented and serene little girl to boot. If you want to take control of your own body and experience the true wonders of birth, please see Brenda ASAP!