These classes fully equipped me in how to use my breath to get through child birth so in that way I felt good. Yet, they failed to empower me in realizing how to work with my body beyond simply breathing through this process. There is nothing wrong with using anesthesia during childbirth if that is your plan. I found that this option was really promoted during each one of my birthing experiences. Not once did I hear about other options, drug free options. I would have liked to have had more options.
Thankfully, there is much greater awareness today than there was 15-20 years ago. Being more mainstream in today’s culture we hear about the benefits of prenatal yoga, meditation, hypnobirthing and many other natural resources that can be used in addition or as an alternative to the traditional options and drug choices.
My goal is to empower every one of my clients, birthing mothers as well as birthing companions, to reframe a traditionally harsh, painful, and at times even powerless experience of childbirth into a gentle, intimate, and interconnected experience.
HypnoBirthing is a term used to describe a combination of methods used to offer a more relaxed, natural child birthing experience. Many expectant mothers feel that the techniques of self-hypnosis along with powerful tools and techniques taught within the 5 week course I offer are enough to fully prepare them to use their natural abilities to bring about a safe, easy and more comfortable style of birthing.
Every class is important but the very first class is crucial to building a foundation for your own hypnobirthing experience. During this class you will learn techniques for achieving a satisfying, relaxing, and stress-free method of birthing. I teach the art and joy of experiencing birth in a more comfortable manner. How to call upon your own natural resources to lessen or eliminate discomfort and fears. When a woman is properly prepared for childbirth and the mind and body are in harmony, nature is free to function in the same well-designed way as it does with other creatures.
This does not mean you are unable to use medication if you choose. Many people choose to educate themselves on all options in case they find that they should need or choose to explore that route. However, what Hypnobirthing teaches is to release all prior programming about birth and to trust your body and work with it. We discover how to free yourself from harmful emotions that lead to pain-causing fear and unyielding muscles.
I cover hypnosis for childbirth, customized programming techniques, relaxation and mindfulness techniques, breathwork, clinical hypnosis pain management tools and techniques to help you prepare for a beautiful and gentle birth-day!
Included in this 5-week course you will receive the HypnoBirthing book by Marie Mongan, PDF hand outs, MP3 files for practice, birth preference planning, optimal birth positioning and exercises, helpful tips for the birth companion and guidance.
This is not a class where I simply relay information to you. I coach you on how to use hypnosis to enjoy a more gentle approach to your birthing experience, empowering you to feel a greater connection with your birthing companion and baby.
Learning these skills as early as 12 weeks into your pregnancy can offer more time to practice. One of the main aspects of hypnobirthing is relaxation, a skill that gets easier the more your practice. Many women wait and join around 20-34 weeks which seems pretty common. Around 20 weeks can offer a good balance of having plenty of time to practice the tools that Hypnobirthing offers while also being closer to your due date so the information is fresh in your mind. When in doubt, schedule your classes early! These classes tend to fill up quickly and they’re only offered periodically. If you’re interested in attending these classes feel free to reach out for more information. Spaces are limited and must be reserved in advance. Please reach out if you have questions or feel free to sign up for an upcoming class HERE.