Birth Stories and Testimonials

My deepest gratitude to all parents who have generously shared their sacred journey in childbirth. I've been inspired by each and every one of these stories. I hope you will too...

My own birth stories are here: 2003, 2007, 2010)

Khadeejah's In Denial Unassisted Homebirth Story

Baby Maryam - coated with vernixSebenarnya mucus plug dah lama discharged. Dalam a week before. Masa mucus plug discharged, ada kat Shah Alam. So overnight kat Shah Alam one more night, ingatkan bersalin malam tu. But takde pape pun. Surges pun biasa- biasa je. So the next day kitorang balik la Kerteh. Shah Alam is my parents’ home.

- Khadeejah Hasmad, 2nd-time HypnoBirthing mum, in denial and disbelief until baby made appearance at their home sweet home (March 2013)

Joon Li's Drama Satu Minggu Birth Story

Abigale was born on September 2, 2012 (Sunday) in the wee hours of the morning at 1.58 am. However, we had a drama week before her birth... 8 days earlier to be exact... (It all started with a gush of water...)

- Joon Li, 1st time super patient mum who birthed au-naturel, 8 DAYS (!!!) after her membrane released (Sept 2014)

Vanee Loke's An Ordinary Miracle Waterbirth Story

On birth highDear Sophie and Sarah, this piece is for you. When your time comes to become mothers, I hope mama’s birth story will give you strength and encouragement. Be brave and embrace the gift of birth.

- VN Loke, 2nd time mum who basked in her birthing hormones and felt every step of her baby's birthing journey (April 2014)

Wei Yun's Just-In-Time VBA2C Story

Baby MitchelBaby arrived on week 40+7 days. Throughout my pregnancy, I was under the care of Dr. Haw (Columbia Asia Balakong) and subsequently Dr. Roslan (FPP, Hospital Selayang).

- Wei Yun, 3rd-time mum who had an empowering VBA2C, 30mins upon arriving at hospital (June 2014)

Birthing the Impossible: Mardiana's Unassisted En Caul, Homebirth VBA5C Story

Baby Nur Keisha Adelia ZahraJust to share my homebirth and VBA5C experience on 2/5/2014 Friday, 11.44 pm, baby girl 3.8 kg, one day earlier than EDD 3/5/2014.

- Mardiana, 6th-time mum who renewed her faith for an awe-inspiring homebirth after 5 cesareans (+ 1 minor surgery for ectopic pregnancy and a miscarriage) (May 2014)

Nina Iyiana's No-Doubt Unassisted Home-Waterbirth VBAC Story

Baby SulaimanSaya telah setkan diri saya untuk bersalin di rumah setelah mengetahui diri ini mengandung anak kedua. Bersalin anak pertama di hospital menjadi trauma kepada saya. Untuk itu, saya mempersiapkan diri dengan ilmu kelahiran, makanan sunnah, senaman untuk memudahkan kelahiran dan begitu juga doa serta kelahiran.

- Nina Iyiana, 2nd-time mum who was determined about her birthing choice, and made it work with blessings from the Divine (March 2014)

Aishah Sinclair's Whirlwind Labour Yet Serene Waterbirth Story

Apples of my eyeAina’s birth was quite a whirlwind from beginning to the end, and I’d like to believe that I was in the calm of the eye of the storm. The entire duration of her birth from water bag breaking to her arrival was only five hours.

- Aishah Sinclair, 2nd time mum who carefully planned her dreamed birth, right up to the birthing date! (April 2014)

Khairul's No-Drama Unassisted En Caul, Home-Waterbirth VBAC Story

Beautiful sacI’ve known of gentle birth and HypnoBirthing during my early pregnancy through a friend.  Then I started to search information about HypnoBirthing in Malaysia and read all birth stories in HypnoBirthing website which are really inspiring.

- Khairul Huda, a petite (145cm height) 2nd time mum who birthed her 3.2kg baby easily (July 2013)