‘Without the guidance and assistance of Corinne, I may possibly not have birthed my daughter naturally. I am forever grateful for the support, strength, and encouragement from this wonderful woman. Not only has she experienced a natural birth with her gorgeous son in 2011, but she was at the end of the phone whenever I needed her.
I was hospitalised for 8 days before Evana was born and with the constant suggestions, persuasions and threats of induction and caesareans night and day from midwives and doctors, Corinne held true to her word and supported me every step of the way. She provided me with guided meditations and even a beautiful image of a baby with its head down (fixed) and coming through the birth path which I made my phone screen saver and meditated every day on. She guided me to encourage my baby “down and out” out loud so I could turn inwards and ignore the hospital staff supposed “experts”.
My body and my baby eventually went into natural labour and still there was threat of a c section. During the stage when I needed to breathe my baby down, Evana was still posterior and not moving as fast as THEY (the doctors) would have liked. I continued to focus on a natural birth and breathed baby down, admit that my body could birth my baby. I refused to be taken to theatre for a caesarean, and rightly so…. I met my daughter sunny side up and she came to my arms and breastfed for 2 hours, all due to Corinne’s advice,support and education.
I can’t thank this inspirational woman enough, because without her words of wisdom in the back of my mind, i just may have succumbed at some point and not had the birth that I always dreamed of. The amazing high of natural hormones that I felt upon receiving my daughter in my arms lasted for days, unlike the feeling I experienced after my first daughters induced labour and epidural comedown! I feel very deeply connected to my daughter and she is a thriving healthy girl muchly due to the natural way she came into this world and she breastfeeds beautifully whenever she desires. I would highly recommend Corinnes courses and birth support to anyone.’
Lauren Vercoe, Yoga Teacher and Director of Kozen Yoga
Mother to two beautiful girls
‘After hearing about the new business of Intuitive Birthing, we were so excited about the opportunity to give HypnoBirthing a go after a traumatic first birth. My husband and I wanted to ensure that we had the skills to remain calm and eliminate any fears that may arise during the labour and the birth of our second child.
The HypnoBirthing classes allowed us to release our fears and concentrate on the amazing birth we were going to have. Corinne gave us a new understanding of childbirth. Together with the information provided and her own experience; I was able to trust my own body, allowing it to do the work, without the interference. This gave me the confidence to calmly birth our beautiful baby boy, naturally.
We felt confident that we had the knowledge to make the right birth choices for our situation. I was in control at all times, I was relaxed and ready to do it all again immediately after the birth. We couldn’t have imagined a more perfect birth and we will be forever grateful for the amazing HypnoBirthing journey and support that Corinne provided. Not only are the relaxation techniques useful for labour but also for releasing everyday pressures! Thank you so much, Corinne.’
Sonia and Gareth- parents to Ariana and Caden
‘I had a pretty good birth with my first daughter but found the pain was quite overwhelming at times and I had difficulty with the pushing stage and needed an episiotomy. I felt like there must be something more that could be done naturally to facilitate a smoother birth. That’s when I came across hypnobirthing.
After taking the classes with Corinne, I felt so empowered and actually excited to give birth a second time. Both my husband and I were equipped with much more knowledge to discuss my birth preferences with the medical staff which was invaluable when it came time to my birth.
My second birth was AMAZING – much quicker, much calmer and I felt wonderful afterwards. It was such a comparison to my first birth where I couldn’t sit down comfortably for 6 weeks! If you’re not sure whether to do the course, just do it. You won’t regret it.’
Catherine - Mother to two beautiful girls
‘We knew that we wanted a completely natural and unassisted birth from the beginning. This was possible however I felt that I needed to be given the tools to be able to achieve this.
Over a series of lessons Corinne taught us the importance of relaxation, breathing and control. Most importantly she taught me how to relax, which I believe is a must during pregnancy!!
Corinne taught me how my wonderful body works, and most of all how I can use my body to birth my baby calmly and safely.
As birthing goes, ours did not go as we had hoped it would. Our OBGYN had respected our decisions for a natural birth as we had discussed our options with him a few weeks prior to the birth. Despite him wanting to go for an emergency C-Section as our son, Eli, was showing distress – he allowed me to try labouring.
The most outstanding result for myself, when my son was born, was how relaxed and calm he was. Even though he was not born naturally it was evident that he was a “hypno baby”.
All of the relaxation that we had practiced whilst preparing us for the birth had created this calm being, not to mention an everlasting bond.’
Lisa and James O’Brien parents of Eli
‘The course with Corinne from Intuitive Birthing gave me a good understanding of how to work with my body during labour. I had a warm up labour for 24 hours and utilized the surge breathing to carry on with my day. When labour really kicked in, it was intense and quick but I kept my body as loose as possible and visualized what was happening within. One of the best things hypno birthing did was made me feel empowered to make my own informed choices for birth. Being empowered to make my own choices really helped me release fear from a prior birth experience. I had a wonderful birth and was so thankful for what intuitive birthing helped me with. I’d recommend it to any couple!!’
Breanna Gravener mother of two beautiful boys and Photographer at The Birth Story Photographer
Cate- mother of Hamish
‘Hi Corinne, just wanted to say thankyou for your beautiful message while I was in labour, what an encouraging and reassuring message it was. Despite the birth of little Patrick ending in a c seaction your hyponobirthing techniques used throughout the three days of labour then in hospital were so calming and made it easiar to get through. I have a total peace about the birth and it’s outcome, what a beautiful birth it was, luke and I held hands in the operating theater and prayed while little paddy was being brought into the world, he got delayed cord clamping, skin to skin and instantly took to the breast. All things that made the birth special. He is a absolute delight. Thanks again for everything xo’
Naomi- mother of two precious boys
Upon finishing classes ‘Thank you again for showing us the ways of Hypnobirthing, it was a delightful experience. I feel so blessed to have come across the technique and am still awaiting my chance to try it out.’
After having her beautiful Mary Isabella
‘It amazes me that we don’t teach birth skills like Hypnobirthing as standard procedure. How on earth anyone can go through something so insane without some solid preparation just shocks me. It takes an incredible amount of focus not to get overwhelmed by the pain and that is the key skill I took with me from Hypnobirthing.’
Hayley- student naturopath and expectant mother