Finding my confidence in birth to have a healing Calmbirth

I chose to do Calmbirth with Cherie after we became pregnant with our third baby after a 6 year gap. I had two beautiful waterbirths with my first two children, however being in a different place in my marriage and being older I had lost all my confidence in giving birth and the thought of 4 trimester period was bringing me crippling anxiety. I had fear I’d feel terribly alone taking on the pressure of bringing the baby safely into the world all by myself. I wanted to work on involving Matt to ensure despite how the birth would play out Matt would be my confidence that I’d lost.

Birth was messy and chaotic and a little bit crazy.

This is an extra special story to me because Nola is my Granddaughter, precious baby girl! Thank you Febey for sharing your birth story, I cried when I read it, I’m so proud of you both, what a story, it was a privilege to take you through Calmbirth, I’m so pleased it helped you through your birth journey xxx

An uncomplicated Calm and intervention free birth

William Jack Downie was born on 27th August at 1.07pm. Weighing 3.85kg and measuring 51cm long.

Our birth story:

I had been having irregular contractions from the early hours of Friday 25th August. I started to lose my mucus plug that day, so I was hopeful labour was imminent.

Our precious, dark haired baby girl never made a sound but opened one eye to see the world she had been born into.

The Calmbirth course with Cherie was one of the very first things we booked and it complimented our work with our doula so beautifully. With Cherie, we moved through our fears and gained such invaluable insight to stages of labour, the power of the breath, the role of hormones, the hospital system, pain management, birth plans, and postpartum. We finalised our birth map together after completing the course and found that the hospital midwives respected our wishes because we were informed about our choices and had considered all scenarios.

Our baby landed on earth so calmly and we both believe it lead to a calmer postpartum period – something we attribute to the Calmbirth course.

I have also found a village through Cherie’s morning teas and it’s been so impactful on my motherhood journey.

Our birth of our baby is what we consider to be perfect (for us), and it’s a day we will cherish in our hearts for eternity. Thank you Cherie for your knowledge, your passion and your care.

Calmbirth baby Levi is born…

“My contractions felt stronger during and after my appointment so I went home and did everything I learnt in the Calmbirth course to encourage them. (Bouncing on the ball, clary sage, curb walking, acupressure, staying hydrated and keeping positive.) I was having contractions every 3-4 minutes lasting for a minute.”

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