Collette Mcinerney and baby Charlotte
My husband and I will be eternally grateful to Brenda and the Hypnobirthing techniques for enabling us to give our daughter a calm, gentle entry into the world. We experienced a different kind of birth with each of our three sons. Our first was born by c-section (breech), second birth was natural with an epidural and our third son was born with no pain relief or intervention. This third birth was so traumatic and frightening( for many different reasons) that I was terrified about delivering our baby girl and my husband was nervous about the birth and the wellbeing of our daughter and me. We began individual Hypnobirthing classes with Brenda when I was four months pregnant and continued them throughout the pregnancy. Rather than being a one-off class, the duration of the course allowed us the time to practise the techniques (visualisations and deep relaxation) and share our concerns with Brenda as the pregnancy progressed. Brenda was with us every …step of the way and gave us the confidence to envisage the calm, natural birth we craved. As my due date came and went, I visited Brenda for relexology and relaxation sessions to encourage the labour to begin.
Our beautiful daughter, Charlotte was born quickly and gently in the Coombe hospital. There was such a relaxed, quiet atmosphere in the room, I listened to my relaxation Cd throughout the whole process and was able to breath our baby down without fear or apprehension. When I got to the hospital I was 9cm, the midwives couldnt believe I was even in labour as I was smiling and chatting between the surges. When the contraction started I turned up the volume on my I Pod and went into my own little world. The months spent listening to the hypnosis Cds paid off and I can honestly say I felt no pain, only pressure and Charlotte was born within 2 hours of being admitted.
We were so delighted that it all went so smoothly with no tension or intervention and most of all how calm and relaxed the birth was. Charlotte is a healthy, contented little baby and I credit this to her gentle birth and how relaxed I was throughout the pregnancy. It was a wonderful experience. Thank you Brenda.
We were so delighted that it all went so smoothly with no tension or intervention and most of all how calm and relaxed the birth was.
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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.
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!