Janell’s First Birth: Quick, comfortable labor to 10 cm; Mama remains calm and focused on her baby during c-section

December 30, 2012

Hi Laura! Feel free to pass this on to whomever you feel may benefit from it. I TRULY had a wonderful pregnancy, labor and delivery! It really went so smooth and I felt so good throughout. HypnoBirthing is really an amazing thing to be a part of and I now know first-hand that HypnoBirthing can […]

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What is a Blessingway? More than a baby shower…

September 23, 2012

Written by Rachel Lorena Brown My friends and I were so privileged to plan a double blessingway*** for our dear sister friends and resident birth goddesses Wendy Rush and Laura Curtis, who were both due in September with their third and fourth babies. Their brother David, who wanted desperately to attend the blessingway but was […]

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How To Make Red Raspberry Leaf Tea

April 3, 2012

Here is my “recipe” for Red Raspberry Leaf Tea. I seriously love this stuff. The key is to make a strong solution and let it steep for a long time. Weak tea is yucky tea. Make this a regular part of your birth preparation. You can begin drinking it any time during pregnancy. It does NOT […]

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Birthing with Love instead of Fear

December 15, 2011

Healing Birth, Healing the Earth By Dr Sarah J. Buckley MD 2005 www.sarahbuckley.com Previously published in Living Now, Winter 2002, and reprinted in Living Now in May 2009. An updated version is published in Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering: A Doctor’s Guide to Natural Childbirth and Gentle Early Parenting Choices (Sarah J Buckley MD, Celestial Arts, […]

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HypnoBirthing Utah classes now in Salt Lake City and Utah County

December 15, 2011

Our newest HypnoBirthing Utah class location: Better Birth in Salt Lake City 3538 S Highland Drive, Salt Lake City Our Salt Lake HypnoBirthing class runs for five weeks, every Wednesday night from 6:30 – 9:30 PM. I absolutely love teaching at this birth center, giving moms an opportunity to explore their birthing choices. About 40% of […]

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Ecstatic Birth: Your hormones are your helpers

December 11, 2011

By Dr Sarah J. Buckley, MD 2005 www.sarahbuckley.com Previously published in Australia’s Parents Pregnancy magazine, Autumn 1999, as “Your Hormones are your Helpers” An updated version is published in Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering: A Doctor’s Guide to Natural Childbirth and Gentle Early Parenting Choices (Sarah J Buckley MD, Celestial Arts, 2009).   Imagine this: Your […]

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What happens when your birth takes an unexpected turn?

October 14, 2011

This post has been a long time coming. It is something that needs to be addressed in a sensitive way, because we always want to “focus on the positive” in HypnoBirthing. However, the beautiful thing about the universe is that sometimes the greatest good comes from our greatest trials. I have had three very different […]

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Ashlee’s First Birth: A nurse who had a great, all natural hospital birth!

September 23, 2011

I was anticipating my little girl’s arrival sometime around October 5. Of course there is really no way to know when she would decide to come, but when I woke up on Saturday, September 17 and got ready for work, I had no idea what was about to happen. At about 8 am at work, […]

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“HypnoBirthing didn’t work for me”

September 15, 2011

As a HypnoBirthing practitioner, I hear this phrase occasionally: “Oh, HypnoBirthing didn’t work for me,” or “I wasn’t a very good hypno-birther.” When I ask the new mom why she feels that way, I will usually hear one of the following responses: “I didn’t look like one of those moms in the videos. I was […]

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Jill’s first birth: a Textbook-perfect HypnoBirth!

August 12, 2011

I would like to preface my Birth Story by telling you that my husband, Dan, and I attended the Wasatch County Fair Days Demolition Derby the night before our son arrived. When I spoke with my sister on our way to the Derby on Saturday night, July 30, she said to be aware that the […]

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