natural birth

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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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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Jessica’s First Birth: Beautiful Water birth at IMC Hospital in Murray

March 28, 2014

Wednesday, March 19th 6:23 AM: After a restless night of what I thought were just normal cramps I woke up to a little trickle of water and ran to the bathroom where my water burst. Josh was still in bed so I called out to him “We’re having a baby!” And then I started shaking uncontrollably […]

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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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Ruthie’s first birth: 3 hour labor, surprise home birth!

January 5, 2012

This birth reminds me so much of my own experience birthing Asher in the back of our van in the garage. Whenever I tell people the story, they react as though it is the scariest, worst thing they ever heard, and I love telling them that I had an easy, nearly painless labor. That it […]

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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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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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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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Another “baby’s choice” homebirth!

September 20, 2010

So, I have a soft-spot in my heart for stories of women who accidentally have their babies at home, or in the tub, on the toilet, on route to the hospital, or in the garage (in my case!). During my third pregnancy, I secretly wanted a home-birth, but I was nervous that my baby was going to be “TOO BIG”. I used to read stories […]

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