How can Aromatherapy help with HypnoBirthing?

July 17, 2011

via Discovery Health Smell and Memory A smell can bring on a flood of memories, influence people’s moods and even affect their work performance. Because the olfactory bulb is part of the brain’s limbic system, an area so closely associated with memory and feeling it’s sometimes called the “emotional brain,” smell can call up memories […]

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Emily’s Water Birth: 17 hours of relaxed labor, then easily breathes her baby out

July 10, 2011

On Sunday, June 12, 2011 life was getting pretty uncomfortable, but all for a really good reason. I was anticipating the arrival of my baby boy. It hurt to walk with the continuous sharp pains in my cervix. Just going for a walk around my parents neighborhood was very difficult, but I wanted to walk […]

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Ten Ways to Achieve a Successful HypnoBirth

July 9, 2011

The large majority of women who prepare for labor with the HypnoBirthing method will achieve an easier, more comfortable birth for themselves and their babies. These women cite several common key factors which enabled them to create their best birth experience: “I searched until I found a midwife or doctor who would honor my request […]

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Rachel’s Home Water Birth: Part 2

June 19, 2011

At around 5 PM I began listening to the Rainbow Relaxation CD and I was surprised at how melty-relaxed my body became. I verily oozed onto the birth ball. I was not the most diligent at practicing the techniques during the last two weeks, but my body must have learned something, because I felt myself […]

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Pregnant women show an amazing lack of knowledge about childbirth options, study shows

June 14, 2011

This article has really got my blood boiling today. That last paragraph reminds me why I put myself on the front lines of this battle every day. C-sections should only be used as a last resort, for life-or-death reasons. I have heard of OBs who say that, in the future, all babies will be born […]

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Does HypnoBirthing really work?

May 19, 2011

In response to this question, I will tell you what I tell all my clients: “Birthing really works, and HypnoBirthing works if you work it.” Here is a story of a news reporter who trusted birth, and worked her HypnoBirthing. On camera!

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How External Fetal Monitoring has Tripled our C-Section rate

May 13, 2011

My couples always want to know what is so “bad” about external fetal monitoring in the hospital. It isn’t “bad”, but it does present several risks to the mother planning an unmedicated, vaginal birth. Here are some exerpts from an article about fetal monitoring, from www.birthsense.com. She describes the different types of monitoring and gives […]

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Utah HypnoBirthing in the News

May 4, 2011

Here is an article about HypnoBirthing in the Daily Herald, for which I was interviewed. Heidi Toth – Daily Herald Posted: Wednesday, May 4, 2011 Imagine describing childbirth as amazing. Imagine it being comfortable and enjoyable. Imagine the baby easing his way into the world. Got it? Now, keep those nice thoughts, dial back your expectations […]

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Birth Without Violence

April 30, 2011

I wish more doctors were like Dr. Frederick Leboyer. This is pioneering work. It is imperative that we begin to treat babies humanely during the birth process. I believe that birth violence is a root cause of the violence, hatred, anger and anxiety in the human experience. WE CAN DO BETTER! “When you change the […]

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True or False: You must deliver within 24 hours of water breaking

April 28, 2011

In a word: FALSE – as long as baby is healthy, and NOTHING goes up the vagina. Meaning absolutely no vaginal exams once your membranes have released. This is a portion of a great article on mamabirth.blogspot.com, which is one of my favorite normal-birth sites. You can read the full post here. Here is the abstract from […]

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