hypnobirthing philosophy

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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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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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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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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What is Hypnosis?

March 3, 2010

Here is a great article about hypnosis written by HypnoBirthing practitioner Georgia Julian. It explains clearly how hypnosis works, what it is and isn’t, and who can benefit from it. The techniques taught in our HypnoBirthing classes are based on the understanding that all hypnosis is self-hypnosis. What is Hypnosis? The state of hypnosis and […]

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Visualize your perfect birth

January 9, 2010

This is a portion of a beautiful, serene meditation for a peaceful, natural birth. It would be well worth your time to read the full script, and share it with your partner. Birth happens best in a relaxed environment with a more contemplative mood. At some point you will probably want to be totally alone, whether during the actual birth or just for a while at the beginning. I’ve always thought that it would be […]

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