Birth Stories

Brandy’s Fifth Birth at Home

January 23, 2017

Dear Aria Serenity Green, Here in my arms you lay peaceful, true to your name. You are only six weeks old but have such a great personality already! Your calm, sweet spirit is just one of the reasons we gave you your name. The day of your birth…is another. You were born on a Sunday. […]

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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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Cathryn’s Second Birth: Fast, Unmedicated Curtis Method Birth

December 22, 2015

I woke at 6 a.m. on the day of our birth, and was feeling more wave-like sensations, rather than just Braxton hicks tightening. I waited a few minutes and then woke up my husband to tell him I thought early labor had started. I took a bath and the waves didn’t settle down, but were […]

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Cammie’s First Birth: A Painless Curtis Method Birth in the Hospital

December 22, 2015

  Let’s talk about fears: I had so many when I found out I was expecting my first child. I was afraid of pain, afraid of damage I could cause to my child, and I was afraid of never being the same again. I have always firmly believed that you control your future by controlling […]

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Sarah’s unmedicated hospital birth: She joyfully breathes her baby out!

June 17, 2015

An incredibly joyful Curtis Method hypnobirth for this beautiful couple! Her mood is positive and upbeat throughout, and it’s so inspiring to see a couple having FUN in labor! Mom and dad were fully educated about their birthing options and made the choices that were perfect for them. The doctor here is wonderfully calm and supportive of […]

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Christy’s First Birth: Arrives at hospital at 9 cm and births baby in a standing position!

April 8, 2015

This Curtis Method Mama’s labor progressed quickly and she arrived at the hospital ready to push! She listened to her body, and remained in a standing position to birth her baby, while her wonderful Certified Nurse Midwife, Doula and Partner all worked together seamlessly to support her. I love that Christy and her birth team […]

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Holly’s First Birth: A fast unassisted birth in the hospital!

April 2, 2015

Holly and Josh took Curtis Method hypnobirthing classes to prepare for their first birth. Her labor progressed so quickly at the hospital that their little boy slipped out onto the bed before the doctor or nurses were even in the room. It’s amazing what women can do when they birth beyond fear. What a story!  This […]

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Birthing Beyond Fear: The Birth of Rowan Oliver Curtis

March 1, 2015

Rowan’s birth was the first true “Curtis Method” birth. It was during this experience that I learned what it truly meant to follow my birthing instincts and birth beyond fear. I was active when I needed to be active, I rested and relaxed deeply when I needed to rest. I used my voice to block out […]

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Liybie’s first birth: A painless home hypnobirth

February 1, 2015

Liybie and Ravi completed my Hypnobirthing course and came for a private Fear Release session to prepare for the birth of their first baby. They also hired on of our HypnoDoulas, the wonderful Sarah Avis. Together with their fantastic birth team, this beautiful couple birthed without fear! Meet my Christmas baby. Reddick Vivek Cerar. Born peacefully […]

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Brandy’s third birth: Painless Curtis Method Hypnobirth, baby born “en caul”

December 8, 2014

Curtis Method mama Brandy’s baby was born inside his amniotic sac, or “en caul”, an unusual birth circumstance which is considered “lucky” in many cultures. Her birth was so gentle that the amniotic membranes remained intact as baby slowly slid out into the world. Brandy experienced a painless birth. Her description of the sensations she […]

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