natural birth in utah

Terra’s second birth: a great VBAC success!

October 9, 2010

For my first birth I had an emergency C-section, but with this baby I desired to have a VBAC. When I found HypnobirthingUtah online I knew that this method was going to give me the best chance for success. My due date was August 15th and my little girl was not born until the August […]

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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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Carson’s Birth

September 20, 2010

Here is Ashley’s birth story, one of my HypnoBirthing moms. This was her first baby, and she had a great experience, thanks in large part to her very supportive and involved husband. She was able to remain calm and breathe through her surges, even while laboring all day at work! Congratulations to Ashley and her beautiful little boy! One more baby brought into the world in a calm, gentle manner… At about 1:00 on Friday […]

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Induced labor doubles the odds of C-Section

June 24, 2010

I know very few moms who wait to go into labor on their own anymore. Utah has an extremely high induction rate, which is why I think it’s so important for me to teach HypnoBirthing classes in Utah County. I see this facebook status update all the time: “so I’m scheduled for my induction next […]

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Alexander’s birth: an 82 minute labor!

June 23, 2010

Here is the remarkable birth story of one of my HypnoBirthing moms (who also happens to be my beautiful sister-in-law!) Much like my own birth of baby Asher, no one realized Crystal was in labor until she was nearly complete. Her surges were erratic and completely painless and she spent the evening chasing her two-year-old […]

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