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Did you know a hospital birth can look like this?

November 3, 2016

Tayler’s Second Birth: A quick, comfortable Water Birth in the Hospital “I had a really long labor (36 hours) with my first. I had a lot of fear that I would have that long of labor again with my second. With the help of Lauralyn Curtis’s class and my Doula Danielle Wilstead I was able […]

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Lydia’s First Birth: A “home birth in the hospital”

June 9, 2014

I love to hear my Hypnobirthing couples share their beautiful, natural hospital birth stories! Hypnobirthing Utah mom Lydia’s birth progressed naturalIy, without unnecessary interventions. Reading through it, I felt like I could have been reading about a wonderful home birth! I actually cheered when I read what this first-time mama did when the midwife offered to rupture […]

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Samantha’s First Birth: A Quick, Painless Hospital Hypno-Birth

April 30, 2014

Hypnobirthing Utah mom Samantha had a wonderful birth experience with her first baby. She says she only felt pain three times during the whole experience, and showed up at the hospital ready to push. Her doctor couldn’t believe it! I love hearing about this first-time-mom standing up for her birth preferences even when the nurses […]

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Randi’s Second Birth: A surprise home birth without fear!

April 21, 2014

This story is absolutely inspiring and exciting, and reminds me a lot of my own surprise home hypno-birth. This baby girl definitely knew when and were she wanted to be born! Laura and I chose the name Teagan Jade for a few reasons. It was a round table discussion of names with my parents and […]

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Christa’s First Birth: Quick, comfortable, unplanned home birth

April 20, 2014

To our son Jameson, To begin I just want to say that this is an amazing birth story!! That may sound prideful to some, but truly we had an amazing experience. I really don’t feel that there are words precise enough to describe the emotions I feel as I write this. Some may be skeptical […]

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Kira’s First Birth: Four hours of labor; Almost birthed in the parking lot of the Birth Center!

March 17, 2013

When a woman births without fear, her body can open very quickly, just as it was designed to do. Even in a first time mom! The NUMBER ONE benefit of preparing for your birth with HypnoBirthing is that it helps to eliminate fear and increase confidence in the birth process.  My Birth Story: Kira Ritchie […]

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Jamie’s First Birth: 2 hours of labor; Nearly births baby on toilet!

December 19, 2012

McKay came into this world in a very fast…but not so furious way. His estimated “due date” was Nov. 30th, so I guess it wasn’t that much of a wait but it sure felt like it! But we felt it was important to let him come into the world on his own time and in […]

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Creating the best environment for your ideal birth

November 14, 2010

Wherever you choose to birth, make sure the space is EQuIPPED: The Environment should be Quiet, Intimate, Private, Patient, Encouraging, and Dark or dim. Think of the ambience you created for your wedding night: your birth should have a similar atmosphere. Give a copy of your birth plan to your care providers, nurses, doula, and […]

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More Moms choosing HypnoBirthing for delivery

November 12, 2010

This is an excerpt taken from an article from wkyc.com. Fear of pain is a common worry shared by many first-time Moms, and even a few childbirth veterans too. That’s one reason more couples are turning to a practice called Hypnobirthing. Women who have practiced and used it say they’ve delivered in comfort, without intense pain, and without the use of medication. Search YouTube and you will find video after video of women in labor, […]

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The Fetus Ejection Reflex

October 4, 2010

The article Pushing for First-Time Moms, written by midwife Gloria Lemay, is one of the best I have ever read about the second (or pushing) phase of labor. In HypnoBirthing, we teach moms to follow the lead of their own bodies, bearing down when the urge comes, and avoiding “purple pushing”, which restricts blood flow and oxygen to the baby, and creates tension in the perineum. Women with epidurals are allowed to “labor-down” during the second […]

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