BIRTHSTORY: Liz's natural vaginal birth with no drugs

BIRTHSTORY: Liz's natural vaginal birth with no drugs

Labour started naturally at home at about 1am on Sunday morning and we stayed home until about 1am on Monday morning. I started vomiting as the contractions were getting stronger and I just wasn't sure and confident with whether it was proper labour so decided to go in to hospital. I was in active labour when we arrived and all was good. After about 5am my membranes were broken at 9 cm dilated as the labour was slowing and not progressing for a while but other than that it was an all natural vaginal birth with no drugs.  My partner was constantly reminding me to sway  and move in the positions we learnt in the Active Birth Yoga classes as I kept forgetting and also he helped my noises to be low as they kept creeping up to those higher tones.


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Birth Story: Meet baby Lucas

Birth Story: Meet baby Lucas

Labour started on the evening of Easter Sunday at 40 weeks + 5 days.  We had the last 'event' planned, although I (in my mind) had been making plans incase bub came in the last week of the school term (Easter hat parades, etc).  Family members were heading home as I was starting to get contractions - uncomfortable but manageable.  They were happening about every half an hour for about 30 seconds.  So we headed to bed early to rest before the big event.  I felt excited yet nervous.

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Birth Story: Meet baby Henry

Birth Story: Meet baby Henry

After attending Yogababy pregnancy and active birth classes before the birth of my first son Frederick, I was certain I wanted to do the same with my second. Having had an induction for medical reasons with Frederick, I was a little more realistic going into my second birth about how even the best preparation can send you on a different path through labour to motherhood and meeting your baby.

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BIRTH STORY: Meet Baby Finley

BIRTH STORY: Meet Baby Finley

I am sharing another birth story with you today. Sometimes, babies give their mamas the gift of self belief. Read on to find out how baby Finley did just that as told by Yogababy mama Marielle: 

My plan was to have an epidural on arrival. When the midwife monitored me, she asked me , do you want the good news or the bad news? I said bad first. She said, your birth plan is out the window, it’s too late for an epidural, you are fully dilated, you are having this baby now. What she also said that was really powerful was that you need to believe in yourself right now that you can have this baby without the epidural, it’s too late. You need to focus all of your energy on pushing, and push the pain away.

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Emma's Mother's Day Surprise

Emma's Mother's Day Surprise

Introducing my daughter Rosie Kathryn Zonca born on Mother’s Day!I just want to say a BIG thank you for your help with preparing me for the birth. My husband and I attended your Calm Birth course back in January and I attended your pregnancy and active birth yoga classes. The skills I learnt in these classes were invaluable and truly prepared me for my birth and kept me feeling well during my pregnancy. I was so lucky to have a natural birth with no drugs or interventions.

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