fetal ejection reflex

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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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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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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