birth wisdom

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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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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Ashley’s Fourth Birth: Born in the Bathroom before midwife arrives!

February 8, 2014

Here’s a bit of my history, before I get to the birth! This is my 4th baby, my previous 3 were all born at home. I had a lot of fears about having another baby and after getting pregnant I very seriously considered having an elective c-section. Then I started looking into hypnobirthing. I felt […]

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Kendra’s second birth: A positive labor-induction without an epidural

October 8, 2013

A Birth Story: Madelyn Kai Sooo, I had pushed my induction date as far as I possibly could.   June 10.  Eight days past my due date and just 6 days before my mandatory travels began.  I kept on giving the baby the benefit of the doubt; I thought for sure if I gave her the […]

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Janell’s First Birth: Quick, comfortable labor to 10 cm; Mama remains calm and focused on her baby during c-section

December 30, 2012

Hi Laura! Feel free to pass this on to whomever you feel may benefit from it. I TRULY had a wonderful pregnancy, labor and delivery! It really went so smooth and I felt so good throughout. HypnoBirthing is really an amazing thing to be a part of and I now know first-hand that HypnoBirthing can […]

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How to induce labor naturally: Learn the ROPEs

November 15, 2010

Learn how to have a natural, comfortable birth: Sign up for classes now Just say “NO” to pitocin, artificial rupture of membranes (AROM), Cervidil, Cytotec, and other medical inductions! Learn the ROPEs of Natural Labor Induction. There are four main hormones that govern the process of labor and birth: Relaxin, Oxytocin, Prostaglandins, and Endorphins. We want […]

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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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Love may be as good as morphine

October 14, 2010

This article, from CNN Health by Dr. Sanjay Gupta, illustrates one of the most important concepts that I teach my parents in class: Love is our most powerful pain-killer. The Bible says it another way: There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. 1 John 4:18. Since we understand […]

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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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