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Natural, Caesarean, Home or Hospital. Hypnobirthing is for ALL births.

Updated: Aug 18, 2023

Hypnobirthing classes and courses have become increasingly popular with parents to be including celebrities such as Jessica Alba, Angelina Jolie and even the Princess of Wales herself

"I saw the power of it, really, the meditation and the deep breathing and things like that that they teach you in hypnobirthing when I was really sick and actually I realised that this was something that I could take control of, I suppose, during labour. It was hugely powerful." - Princess of Wales.

Hypnobirthing is a powerful course that empowers expectant parents to become confident and calm as they approach birth. The education and tools help them to have the best possible birth for them. Hypnobirthing allows women to feel calmer and helps them feel more in control and ultimately have a positive birth experience.

It is important to understand that Hypnobirthing is for ALL births. Whether you are planning a natural delivery, a home birth, a hospital birth or a planned caesarean, the tools and techniques shared in these life changing courses can be used for any birth!

I recently had the pleasure of welcoming mummy and daddy to be, Emily and Grant, for a 10 hour Hypnobirthing course. Like any parents to be, they were excited and nervous but were ready to feel empowered and prepared for this next magical journey! Emily and Grant had hoped for a natural delivery, but as we know, life likes to throw curveballs and a result, baby Casey was welcomed into the world via a planned section. Below Emily shares her story and how Hypnobirthing helped her through the whole journey, from making informed decisions to calm breathing through her spinal block and says that the experience was "the most magical experience of my life"

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"Casey came into our world via an elected caesarean section and it was the most magical experience of my life. I found out I was pregnant in September 22 after a blissful year of getting married and honeymooning. It came as a slight shock as we were not expecting to catch on so quickly. Shortly after finding out we were expecting, we experienced a bleed which we initially thought was a miscarriage. After various trips to the hospital, we were reassured that baby was safe and sound and that I simply had a cyst on my ovaries. Shortly after that we received results from a screening that suggested our baby was in a ‘high risk’ category for Down’s syndrome and all of a sudden, pregnancy stopped feeling fun and positive. I began to withdraw and feel detached from the pregnancy and my head was full of anxiety and worry.

I knew I had to do something, not only to change my mindset, but to prepare myself for a positive delivery. I was adamant my hang ups wouldn’t affect my baby inside or outside of the womb. After searching online and reaching out of social media for recommendations, I came across the lovely Hannah, Owner and Founder of Little Rosebuds Well-being and someone who I have come to call a friend. Hannah offered a multitude of classes for expectant and new mums and after discussing my situation with her, I decided to sign up to her 10 hour hypnobirthing. I have already expressed my views on how amazing Hannah is and how amazing the course was, but wanted to take this opportunity, post birth, to explain how I used the tools Hannah gave me and my husband to aid the birth of our son. I feel at this time, it’s so important to dispel any confusion people have about how hypnobirthing is useful to every type of delivery.

mum to be ready for her caesarean birth

One of the main principles of hypnobirthing is that you learn to use your breath/breathing to aid labour. Although I wasn’t able to experience vaginal birth, I had plenty of opportunity to use the breathing techniques Hannah taught me. Firstly to remain calm when my ideal birth was no longer an option. Secondly, to breathe through the daunting process of having the anaesthetic administered. And finally to compose myself through the surgery as I was introduced to my baby boy.

Hannah gave me and my husband the tools to keep calm and navigate all situations we were faced with. She equipped us with ALL the knowledge we needed to make informed decisions that were the best for us and our baby, not the convenience of the healthcare system or hospital. She guided, prepped, nurtured and supported us for 10 hours during her course, but then beyond that too!

new mum holding her newborn baby after a caesarean

We received the most beautiful audio of Hannah’s guided meditation that was solely geared towards C-Section deliveries and this prepped me for the process.

The truth is, Hypnobirthing isn’t for vaginal labour, it isn’t for hippies, it isn’t for women or for people who believe in hypnosis. Hypnobirthing is simply a process of learning, empowerment and preparation for ALL pregnancies, Hypnobirthing is for ALL births and anyone who wishes to feel confident and calm about bringing their child into the world in a safe, calm and happy manner.

Three months down the line, here is our Hypnobirthing Hannah meeting Casey.

We can’t thank you enough for being part of the safe and magical delivery of our special boy and we are so pleased to have you in our lives."

new mum and dad with their newborn baby

This powerful, positive, beautiful caesarean story is a reminder that being calm, relaxed, informed and prepared is key in any labour and birth story and that a Hypnobirthing course is not just for home births and natural deliveries. Hypnobirthing is for ALL births.

If Hypnobirthing is something you are interested in, or have questions about, take a look at my website or email me at

Love always,

Hannah x

Hannah owner of littlerobuds holding a newborn baby

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