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FAQ s about our Hypno-Doula Online Training Course for doulas and midwives:

Q) Is it really important to learn different techniques when a woman is using hypnosis for childbirth?

A) Yes. Your Hypno-birth clients have learned a new belief system about childbirth; that it does not have to be a painful experience, that it can be much easier by using the power of their inner mind. Labor and birth then, have ceased to be "hard work" to a Hypno-Mom and she is now using specific words and cues that act as instant comfort measures, emotionally and physically. She needs to be fully supported in these new concepts, words and Hypno-tools to be able to fully benefit from her childbirth hypnosis training. You can help

Q) Can childbirth hypnosis clients still use positional changes during labor and walk around to help their babies descend, being mobile and communicative?

A) They can if they are using Hypnobabies. We have what is called, "Eyes Open Childbirth Hypnosis", which has built-in hypnotic suggestions which allow our Hypno-Moms to walk, talk, move around freely and easily communicate with their birth team and caregivers, yet remain fully in hypnosis, relaxed and comfortable in any position. Other birth hypnosis programs require that the birthing mothers remain less active to retain relaxation skills and hypnosis techniques.

For most natural childbirth situations, traditional labor-assistance techniques provide the birthing woman with much more physical activity to stay comfortable, yet it is important for all doulas and midwives to learn that using hypnosis entails much more "inner work" and specific cues that have been programmed subconsciously. Hypnobabies moms can indeed use upright positions, birth balls and walk if they want to, but this will be for progress if needed or descent and positioning of the baby, and not to maintain comfort. Labor assistants who are familiar with all of this can easily help the birthing woman in the ways she truly needs to give birth using hypnosis.

Q) Can I learn to do this easily?

A) Yes. Our Hypno-Doula Online Training Program provides you with important information on hypnosis, how it is used in childbirth, who it works best for and how to help those using both Hypnobabies and regular hypno-birth techniques. It allows you to learn what the main Hypno-tools are in these programs, and directs you how to do a Birthing Rehearsal with your clients, providing you all a chance to work together by using them, long before the birthing day comes. We also encourage you to learn as much as you can about your Hypno-client s childbirth hypnosis program, by listening to some of their hypnosis audio tracks and reading the handouts and other materials provided to them in their Hypno-course, so that you can become completely familiar with the philosophy, techniques and cue words that are the main "tools" they will be using during labor.

Q) Will MY job as a doula or midwife really be that much easier if I become a Hypno-Doula?

A) WOW, Yes. You cannot imagine how much easier, more fun and gratifying it is to help your doula/midwifery client when you know the words, cues, techniques and the philosophy/training behind what they are and how they are used. You can easily help these wonderful birthing mothers quickly deepen their hypnosis and comfort level. Hypno-labors are shorter and less complicated when the Hypno-mom is fully supported in the way she needs to be and you may find yourself wanting to *only* work with Hypno-clients in the future

Please see our article below, written by a traditionally trained doula that has been in the birthing field for over 26 years, and who is now a Hypno-Doula

For more information, please read our “I am a HYPNO-Doula” article.
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OK, this is just gorgeous and fun! Hypnobabies Mom Kelly Jo, 30 weeks pregnant with twins, gives a beauitful belly dancing performance and Wow, does she have some strong abdominal muscles!


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Every day we see posts from happy moms all over the Internet about Hypnobabies Births. This one came from a mom on BabyCenter that just had to share, and then others jumped in with glowing accolades:

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"Get a copy of the Hypnobabies CDs and do THIS!! It's INCREDIBLE. NOTHING compares to the EASE of childbirth with this!!!!. I have had several births, natural, induced, epidural, pit. NOTHING, NOTHING works like this. It's AMAZING. I had NO pain during my birth experience. Only light pinches and warm squeezes. If I had not experienced labor the other ways,then I could not truly enjoy Hypnobabies. This was 1000X better than an epidural. I promise!!

You can google Hypnobabies and see moms during their birthing process. So relaxed, quiet, and PAIN FREE!!!! It is a miracle. I hope you all get this and experience birth for what it SHOULD be. Relaxing, beautiful, and enjoyable. You can ENJOY your birthing experience! Birth can be a fearful event if you don't have a beautiful tool like this. Relaxing totally while still being an active part of birth. I was talking, walking, eating, drinking, smiling (yay!) and so relaxed.
When my water broke I was 8-9 cm and still only feeling warm squeezes and light pinches. I am telling you this is NOT what my previous births were like - at 1 cm I was begging for an epidural. This whole birth was only 5 hours. My previous births were 24+ hours of inductions, etc.

Please GET it!! Hypnobabies is the brain's power of shutting down the pain receptors and totally RELAXING every muscle in your body. The homework is super fun and easy. You listen to a cd every night. Then there is a little bit of light reading in a manual.There is a whole section for the birth partner, Dad to read too. There are signs to hang in your birthing area, including the hospital. YOU CAN USE THIS IN THE HOSPITAL TOO!!!

I wish more women would use this awesome tool for birth. It's awesome!!!! Then you will be bragging how incredible your birth was like me!!!"

Read more comments about Hypnobabies here: http://community.babycenter.com/post/a47026417/hypnobabies-_pain_free_birth-_1000x_better_than_an_epidural

Click here to learn more about our Hypnobabies Classes.

Find a Hypnobabies Instructor here

Click here to learn more about our Self-Study Course
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Last Monday, we asked our Hypno-Moms on Facebook:

Please share your baby's birth announcement here, even if your Hypno-BABY is a toddler now!

 We'd love to know baby's name, gender, date of birth, where you had your baby (home, hospital, birth center), and baby's stats: weight, length, color of hair or cutest feature, etc. Please feel free to gush about your little bundle!

 And, we'd love to hear which hypnosis techniques you used during birth, and the best thing you'll remember forever about your Hypno-Baby's birthing! Please share with those who are still infanticipating!

This week's moms responded:

Suzy H: Our sweet baby girl Cadence Joy was born October 7th! I was planning on doing a water birth at Andaluz water birth center but, got preeclampsia. We had a "change of plans" and gave birth at Legacy Hospital in Portland. I was induced but because of Hypnobabies I was able to give birth without using any pain meds! While it wasn't what I was expecting, it was still so incredible! Thank you Hypnobabies:)

Camila I: Hey im from Chile!! Alma Lucia was born on may 22 , is now 5 months old. This precious lady was born Home with the help and love of my two midwifes, my sister was my doula and my love Pedro. I prepared with hypnobabies all the way through my pregnancy, but during the birth day ( night actually) i did not use the techniques as much as i thought i would. To me, the most usefull and magical part of hypnobabies was the empowering positive messages, made me so so sure of having my baby at my home so quietly and calm, i have 4 year old twins who were sleeping in the room next door, i spent most of my waves on the hot tub with candles and aromas, she was born on my bed, at 7:20 am. At that precise moment the twins woke up to meet their little sister, such a magical moment. Love you and thank you!

Nichole M: Nina was born on 10/15/13 via a vbac waterbirth at a birth center! She weighed 7.11 lbs and was almost 21 in long. She is doing great and is the sweetest baby! During my 3 days of labor, I listened to "easy first stage", which was a huge help, especially during the 3 drives to and from the birth center (which was almost an hour away! ). I found the peace cue very helpful during labor. Hypnobabies helped me stay calm and comfortable. I would absolutely use it again!

Susan P: Elizabeth was born 9/22/11 @ 3:56 PM, born in the hospital after 2 days of labor (the last 8 hours were in the hospital), 8 lbs. 19 in. Her most impressive feature was a full head of thick, black hair- looked like a little troll doll, haha! And the hair never fell out, just kept getting longer and thicker. She's an absolute doll, our pride and joy- we are in the thick of terrible twos but we love being her parents. And she started preschool today! I loved Hypnobabies and would do it again if "again" happens.

Heather C: Joseph was born at our home on September 15th 2013 @ 9:06 am on his due date. My birthing time was a total of 7 hours and only pushed for 45 minutes. Our three midwives were there from South Coast Midwifery who were absolutely incredible and my doula who actually assisted in my birth when I was born. My husband had our birthing time cd playing throughout the entire house and was super helpful!! The 6 weeks leading up to baby Carter's Birth we had a Hypnobabies instructor come to our house for 6 three hour classes. The thing that helped me the most through my birthing waves was saying "peace" to myself. In the beginning I just moaned and tried relaxing my jaw, then tried the "peace" cue and really made a difference. We will do the very same for our next births because it was such a wonderful experience. Having our baby at home was the most incredible experience! Thanks for everything!!!

Laura M: Omg I wish I wanted more kids because I want to give birth with Hypnobabies again. What an empowering amazing gentle experience birth can be!

Monica S: I birthed Joy Lea on June 27th 2012. Miss Joy was 8 lbs 13 oz & 21.5 in. I listened to stage 1 cd most of her birthing 5am-2pm, then put on the "pushing baby out" cd at 2pm & she came out at 2:23pm. She had a water birth & I remember tickling the top of her head & could feel her move a few times before she came out. It was such a great memory laughing & tickling Joy right before she emerged! I said my cue word "peace" the entire birthing until the very end when I started counting from 1-5 then back down to 1. It was an easy, painless, calm, incredibly enjoyable experience & I am so thankful to have been enlightened about the possibility of this type of birthing experience when I was. Delivering my own baby & pulling her up to my chest was one of the most empowering experiences I have ever had. Thank you Hypnobabies!
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In Harmony Birth & Hypnotherapy with Karen Zamperini & Nancy Kelly
Wayne and Philadelphia, PA
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http://www.inharmonybirth.com
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We are Karen Zamperini and Nancy Kelly. Together, we are In Harmony Birth & Hypnotherapy Services. Have you ever wished you had a duplicate of yourself? As two mothers trying to balance work and family, we have found something even better: a harmonious partnership!   We live close to each other, have the same interests and goals, and our kids even share birthdays! The ways we are different are complimentary, and we learn from each other every day. We are inspired by the women we serve, and we love to walk with families on their journeys through birth and parenthood. We have discovered how fun the business side of this work can be, now that we have each other supporting our efforts.

Hypnobabies Classes: We currently offer group classes on the Main Line in Wayne, PA at Tarlow Chiropractic and at Cloth in Philadelphia.  We are available for private classes and Home Study Advantage sessions within an hour or so radius of Wayne, PA.

Hypno-doula Services: A doula is a compassionate companion for your birth journey. A doula serves you, the birthing mother, as well as your partner, attending to your physical and emotional needs through late pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period. Currently, we are serving our own Hypnobabies students, those of other local instructors, and home study students. Our Hypno-doula services include:
  • 24/7 on-call support from 37 weeks
  • Two prenatal visits in your home
  • Assistance in creating a birth plan
  • Continuous in-person birth support
  • Immediate postpartum breastfeeding support
  • Postpartum visit in your home
  • Discount for other In Harmony services


Hypnotherapy: Hypnosis is an excellent tool to help you make your dreams a reality. Whether you wish to achieve a wonderful and calm birth, or quit smoking, reduce your stress, lose weight, or overcome a fear, hypnosis helps you maximize your efforts and get past any underlying issues standing in your way.  We offer Hypnotherapy in person at the Center of Success in Wayne, PA or by Skype anywhere in the world.

Placenta Encapsulation: We offer a full range of placenta preparations, to make all the benefits of consuming placenta during the postpartum period more palatable. We can make capsules, tinctures, salves, and teas, based on your personal needs. We use the Traditional Chinese Medicine method or the raw method for preparation. We discuss your needs and make arrangements for pick-up while you are pregnant, to help make the immediate postpartum time easier for you.

Breastfeeding Support: We are both Certified Breastfeeding Counselors and offer breastfeeding support to all of our clients, including placenta clients.

Eat, Sleep, Love Class: This prenatal parenting class offers all the breastfeeding and infant sleep information you need to be successful in the postpartum period. Our goal is to arm you with information to help you define your personal parenting style, and skills to make life with baby easier.  You will identify your resources before you actually need them and learn skills and strategies to get off to a great start. Come with your birth partner, and experience a full spectrum of postpartum preparation.

Karen:

I am Karen Zamperini. A wife, mother, and birth supporter.

When I got pregnant with my first child, I was living in Egypt. I went back to the US to find a doctor and a doula for my birth. Why doula? Years before karen z doulahaving a child was even remotely on my radar screen, I heard Ricki Lake talk about doulas. It seemed like an obvious choice, especially since my husband would be coming from Egypt and might miss the birth. I had a cesarean birth due to persistent breech presentation and my doula was amazing support before, during and after.

I learned so much overcoming my own breastfeeding challenges, that I began to help others through breastfeeding support groups and online. I even took my son to Washington, DC for a Breastfeeding rally and to Ohio for a breastfeeding blog community picnic.

While preparing for my VBAC, I found Hypnobabies. There was no teacher in my area, so I did the Home Study. My birth was so amazing, that I began helping others in person and online to prepare for VBACs. I always recommended Hypnobabies. The first person I encouraged was my doula's next client after me. I always think of her in June, the month of her VBAC. A friend asked me to doula for her VBAC and so I began doula work and there was no turning back!

I was so inspired by my experiences that I flew with my entire family from Korea to St. Louis, MO so I could attend instructor training and bring Hypnobabies to the English-speaking expat community in Korea. In fact, my daughter celebrated her 2nd birthday at the training.

After returning to Korea and completing certification, I began teaching in Korea. We moved shortly after my first class finished and I landed on the Main Line. Here, I was lucky enough to be able to take the live class to prepare for my birth. Even though, I was already an instructor and had already had a great Hypnobabies birth, taking the class as a student was a great experience. My husband and I had time to focus on just baby#3, and we were able to devote the time to preparing for her birth. My daughter was another fast, easy (though early) Hypnobabies VBAC and when she was just 7 weeks old, I began teaching Hypnobabies.

karen z familyI love to help families on the journey through birth to parenthood. Witnessing them bloom into confident parents is truly inspiring. I love to "pay forward", all of the support and encouragement I have received and I learn so much from the families I serve as well. I thank all of the families who have honored me by allowing me into their sacred space. I love what I do! (If you find Nancy and I together, we are probably talking about birth, breastfeeding or hypnosis in some way)!

My qualifications and training:

  • Certified Hypnotherapist (CH) through the National Guild of Hypnotists
  • Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis Instructor (HCHI) through Hypnobabies®
  • Birth and Postpartum Doula training through Childbirth International
  • Certified Breastfeeding Counselor through Childbirth International
  • Placenta Encapsulation Specialist (PES) through PBi
  • Yoga Instructor (200 Hour) in  Raja Yoga through Magic Pond Yoga
  • Prenatal Yoga Instructor through Blooma
  • Rebozo Training with Gena Kirby
  • Neonatal Resucitation Training with Karen Strange
  • Biological Nurturing, Laid-Back Breastfeeding Training with Dr. Suzanne Colson
  • Passion for Birth Lamaze Seminar with Ann Tumblin
  • Midwifery 101 with Gloria LeMay (Explored topics in Midwifery from an Introductory Perspective. I am not qualified to be a midwife)
  • Birth Doula Training (Focus on Birth in Korea) with Lisa Fincaryk of Birthing in Korea 


Nancy:

I am Nancy Kelly. A wife, mother, and birth supporter.

As a birth worker, caring for women as they prepare for birth and motherhood is so special. I am humbled each time a woman and her partner invite me to take part in their birth preparation.

nancy k babyMy road to birth work began during my first pregnancy, although I did not know it at the time. I yearned for a peaceful birth experience, and with good practice and preparation, I achieved just that. I used Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis to prepare for my son's birth. I enjoyed the Hypnobabies program so much, I used it again just 18 months later for the birth of my daughter. Both births, though very different from each other, were transformational experiences. My life was truly changed forever, not just by becoming a mother, but by the birth experiences themselves. I wanted to share the amazing experiences I had with others. I wanted other women to know they could have peaceful and pleasant births too.

I began to become very interested not just in all things birth-related, but I was also eager to learn more about hypnosis. Hypnosis had such a strong and positive effect on my birth experiences, I knew I could benefit from hypnosis in other areas of my life; and I wanted to help others learn about hypnosis too. I studied and trained to become a certified hypnotherapist, and I am now reaping many benefits from the practice of daily self-hypnosis. It has been a pleasure to work with others, in both group settings and private sessions, to teach about hypnosis, and to utilize hypnotherapy to help clients meet their goals.

With the support of my family, I began my work as a doula, as well. To be with birthing women, help them prepare for birth and motherhood, and to attend to them during the transformative moment of birth, is a both an honor and a pleasure. I truly enjoy the work I do!

Drawing on my background as a teacher, I find birth work is as much about education as it is about birth itself. Having access to evidence-based information is the only way to make a well-informed decision. When it comes to birth, we live in a society that perpetuates myths rather than facts. I believe it is my job to offer the most up-to-date fact-based information about pregnancy and birth. I enjoy being able to provide such information, whether through childbirth classes or in working with doula clients. Women and their partners will then make the best decisions for themselves.

I currently offer hypnotherapy, hypno-doula services, Hypnobabies classes and placenta preparations in the Philadelphia area.

In addition to my hypnosis and birth work, I can be found most often with my two children, Luke and Maggie, and my husband Chris. We live on the Main nancy k familyLine, in the suburbs of Philadelphia. We enjoy spending time with family and friends, traveling, and having family dance parties in our living room! I enjoy reading, going for walks, eating good food and studying nutrition. I am a budding yogi, and enjoy meditation too. I enjoy exercise (yes, I really do!) as well as home-making, and of course, I can always be found with my nose in a good birth book!

My qualifications and training:
Certified Teacher
Pennsylvania Certified Hypnotherapist (CH) through the National Guild of Hypnotists
Doula training through Birth Arts International
Childbirth educator training through Birth Arts International
Certified Breastfeeding Counselor through Nursing Mothers Alliance
Certified Placenta Encapsulation Specialist (CPES) through Full Circle Placenta
Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis Instructor (HCHI) through Hypnobabies®
Hypno-doula through Hypnobabies®

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Kimberly Gross, CD(DONA), HCHI, HCHD, Student Midwife, NCM
Long Beach/Los Alamitos, CA
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Hypnobabies Instructor
Midwifery Skills
Neonatal Resuscitation Provider
Healthcare Practitioner Level CPR
Lactation Education
Prenatal Yoga Instructor Training
Birth Advocacy Training
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When I became pregnant with my son Griffin in 2002 I realized I had found my life’s calling. I became passionate about the field of childbirth and wanted to help families have the best birth experience possible.
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I have been empowering and supporting families as an educator and doula since 2006. Becoming a Hypnobabies Childbirth Education Instructor in 2008 has been one of my most rewarding achievements.  My background also includes lactation education, prenatal yoga training and birth advocacy training.  I have had the privilege of attending over 250 births as a doula and midwifery assistant/student, both in and out of the hospital.   Educating and supporting families is my deepest passion, my goal is to enrich the lives of every family I work with through knowledge, awareness and acceptance!   I offer:

Hypnobabies Childbirth Education classes - Los Alamitos/Long Beach area, as well as private classes in and around the Los Angeles and Orange County areas. Hypnobabies® is a complete childbirth preparation course that teaches the same medical hypnosis techniques used by people who undergo surgery with hypnosis as their only anesthesia. Couples will learn about the stages of birth, prenatal nutrition and exercises, how to stay healthy and low risk, risks, benefits and alternatives for common procedures; getting informed consent, creating a birth plan, powerful “Eyes Open” childbirth hypnosis and much more. Mothers are awake and aware, and can move about freely, still very relaxed, still very deeply in hypnosis, and still completely comfortable while giving birth. One of the most helpful aspects of Hypnobabies classes is our Fear Clearing sessions.  All expectant mothers (and dads) naturally enjoy letting go of fears and concerns, allowing them to anticipate the birth of their babies with joy and confidence.

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Jamie Wagner, HCHI, CLEC
Provo, Utah and the surrounding area
Choose A Peaceful Birth
801-602-8108
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I am pleased to offer:

Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis Classes

Hypnobabies is an amazing way to prepare for your baby's birth!  Students are taught self-hypnosis techniques which allow them to feel calm and confident about their ability to have a peaceful and comfortable birthing experience.  Students are also instructed in a variety of pregnancy and birth-related topics so that they can make informed decisions regarding their pre- and post-natal care.  Class is informative, fun, and empowering.  I love being able to bring this amazing program to couples in my area.  Class is taught in Provo, UT.

Breastfeeding Classes

I am excited to be able to teach moms (and dads) how to have a wonderful breastfeeding experience through a one-time, two-hour class held in Provo, UT.  Learn positioning and latch, benefits of breastfeeding, how to resolve common breastfeeding concerns, what to expect when starting out, and much more!

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I never thought being a "birth junkie" would be one of my callings in life, but ever since I took a Hypnobabies class during my first pregnancy, I was hooked!  I have loved learning about how amazing women's bodies are in being able to create, sustain, birth and nourish a baby.  I love being able to share that passion with those around me and those that I teach.  Working to empower other women in the beautiful power that they have in being mothers has really enriched and blessed my life and my wonderful family.

All of my students have become dear friends, and I really believe that it is because we get to share together in something as sacred as preparing for the arrival of a new baby to this world.  It gives me such joy to be able to share what I know and to learn from so many amazing people in such a special capacity.  Teaching has also blessed my family (I have an adorable husband, a curious 4 year-old boy and a lovely 18 month-old girl) and I couldn't do any of this without their love and support and encouragement.

I hope to continue throughout my life to be able to teach and empower women and their birth partners in this very important and special time of their lives---to welcome a new member into their family, whether it's a first baby or an eighth! 

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Anne Ferguson, HCHI, HCHD, CD(DONA)
Bywater Birth, LLC
Minneapolis, MN and surrounding suburbs
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Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis Instructor
Certified Hypno-Doula
Certified birth doula

651-261-4738
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My services include:

Hypno-Doula services (entire Twin Cities metro area)
Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis Classes (taught in Minnetonka, MN)
"Home Study Advantage" classes for families using the Hypnobabies home study
Breastfeeding Classes (taught in Minnetonka, MN)
Placenta Encapsulation Services (Minneapolis and it's suburbs).  Visit www.minnesotaplacenta.com to learn more!

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My journey to birth work started when I was a student at the University of Notre Dame, and a midwife came and spoke to one of my anthropology classes.  I learned about normal birth from her and knew from that moment on I wanted a midwife to attend my births some day. Fast forward to 2006 when I gave birth to my first son.  It was a very positive experience and I was supported by my husband, a friend who acted as my doula, and my midwife.  I knew then that I would eventually become a birth doula myself. 

That dream was realized in 2011 when I attended a DONA doula training and began attending births.  I've been working as a doula and offering placenta encapsulation services since then.  I became a Hypnobabies instructor in June of 2012.  Hypnobabies is such a comprehensive class, which is one of the reasons why I was drawn to teach it.  I've always said it includes everything I would put in my own class if I were to design a class. I love teaching because our Hypnobabies students become so knowledgeable about birth and really empowered to take charge of their own birth experiences. And the self-hypnosis tools our students learn are unlike anything else out there.  Although we are done having kids, I often tell people I'd love to give birth again to get the opportunity to do Hypnobabies!

My goal for all birthing families is that they will be educated, informed, and have a positive experience, because our birth experiences stay with us for the rest of our lives. I'm an advocate for midwifery care for all low-risk women, and have been working with breastfeeding moms in a volunteer capacity since 2008.  I love that as a doula I get to be present for that first breastfeeding session, and also enjoy teaching couples all about breastfeeding in a course I co-teach with a board-certified lactation consultant called "Nourish and Nurture: Breastfeeding Simplified."
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I live in Eden Prairie, Minnesota with my husband Chris and our two sons.  In my free time I enjoy gardening, learning about nutrition and spending time with friends.
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Nicole King DiBella, HCHI, HCHD, CLC, IPES, ICI
Atlanta, Gwinnett and Athens, Georgia
404-953-8599

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Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis Instructor
Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis Doula
Certified Lactation Counselor
Independent Placenta Encapsulation Specialist
Independent Certified Instructor (Baby Signs)

I offer a wide variety of pregnancy/birth/natural parenting-related courses/classes/workshops in Atlanta, Gwinnett and Athens, Georgia. Usually, a couple will find me during their pregnancy and discover the wonderful Hypnobabies program. As a Hypno-Mom two times over, I have had the opportunity to utilize my Hypnobabies training in both hospital and home birth settings. As I tell prospective students: "Hypnobabies is the only way I know how to give birth!"

As we get to know each other over the next several weeks, a mutual connection may be felt and I may choose to support a nicole king relax borderedcouple during their Hypnobabies birth. Sometimes I am not the best fit for a couple, for any number of reasons, and I have a few local Hypno-Doulas that I refer services to. I am really looking forward to offering training to more doulas in my area, as soon as the new Hypno-Doula training program is completed! Until then, I offer local doulas to attend a class series for free to see the fully comprehensive course and materials each of her potential clients receives when attending my Hypnobabies class.  

I also offer Nourish Your Newborn Breastfeeding Classes and Newborn, Now What?! New Mom and Baby Care Classes. These can be taken along with a Hypnobabies class if a couple so chooses. I find that some families prefer the live instruction over the self guided resource found in the InJoy Web Enhanced Parent Guide that is included with our Hypnobabies class materials. So, in each of these additional classes we will spend about 3 hours going in depth about topics such as: how milk is made, common breastfeeding challenges, how birth affects breastfeeding, returning to work, pumping, partner's role in breastfeeding, postpartum care for the new mom (covering both physical and emotional aspects), routine newborn procedures, newborn appearance and new baby care (bathing, swaddling, sleeping, etc.) and more! These classes are open to the general public and Hypnobabies class is not a prerequisite. Look for locations in Atlanta, Gwinnett and Athens, Georgia.

Since this topic is not talked about at length in the Hypnobabies curriculum, I facilitate a free discussion on the decision to circumcise. There is no cost to attend, and each family will go home with 80 pages of reference materials including well written articles and research papers on the topic. Each 'class' includes video presentations along with open dialogue. On my website, look for Is It Wise To Circumcise? under Resources to learn more. Held in Atlanta, Gwinnett and Athens, Georgia.

For families that want to learn to communicate with their babies before they can talk, contact me about the Baby Signs Program. I offer a one time Parent Workshop to teach new parents the how-to's of Baby Signs, complete with take home resources to get started right away. I also encourage parents of babies 6 months and older to engage their children in the very comprehensive Sign, Say & Play Class that is a weekly series, combining songs, signs, and parenting guides for child development and of course great resources to further the Baby Signs relationship. Start a group in your neighborhood near Atlanta, Gwinnett or Athens, Georgia.
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I have been trained in:
Optimal Fetal Positioning by Gail Tully of SpinningBabies.com
Rebozo for Strength by Gena Kirby of Progressive Parenting
Komyo Reiki Shoden (Level 1) by Dana Young of Drakonfly Reiki
Placenta Encapsulation and Pospartum Wellness by Amanda Johnson of Full Circle Encapsulation

I am also a Certified Lactation Counselor by the Academy of Lactation Policy & Practice.

When I took my own Hypnobabies Class in 2009 to prepare for my daughter's birth, I knew almost immediately that I wanted to be involved in this field of work. I carried my 3 month old baby from Georgia to California to attend my training with Kerry and Carole and was thrilled that just a few months later I was teaching my first class!

Since then, I have had another child and added many more services as my personal experiences and passions lead me. It was after my own struggles, triumphs and concessions in my own breastfeeding relationships that I decided to learn more to support and educate other nursing Moms. An undeniable bout with Postpartum Depression led me to learn more about Placentophagia (consuming placenta), and now I am so honored to help other women adjust to Mommyhood in a more balanced way by offering to encapsulate their placentas for them.

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My older child shows me often how what I do to help the community will serve her well as a young woman. She 'has babies' a few times per week, nurses her babies (Mommy Milk) and brings me ' Mommy Medicine' that she makes from pretend placentas. She is a hoot! She and my son both enjoy wearing their baby dolls in slings and carriers, and when I see them with their babies I hear that they are picking up on all the right things I do. Because at the heart of it all, I am a MOM. Trying, learning and growing to be the best that I can at it. And sharing what I learn with you. 

 

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Nicole King DiBella, HCHI, HCHD, CLC, IPES, ICI
Atlanta, Gwinnett and Athens, Georgia
404-953-8599

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Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis Instructor
Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis Doula
Certified Lactation Counselor
Independent Placenta Encapsulation Specialist
Independent Certified Instructor (Baby Signs)

I offer a wide variety of pregnancy/birth/natural parenting-related courses/classes/workshops in Atlanta, Gwinnett and Athens, Georgia. Usually, a couple will find me during their pregnancy and discover the wonderful Hypnobabies program. As a Hypno-Mom two times over, I have had the opportunity to utilize my Hypnobabies training in both hospital and home birth settings. As I tell prospective students: "Hypnobabies is the only way I know how to give birth!"

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As we get to know each other over the next several weeks, a mutual connection may be felt and I may choose to support a couple during their Hypnobabies birth. Sometimes I am not the best fit for a couple, for any number of reasons, and I have a few local Hypno-Doulas that I refer services to. I am really looking forward to offering training to more doulas in my area, as soon as the new Hypno-Doula training program is completed! Until then, I offer local doulas to attend a class series for free to see the fully comprehensive course and materials each of her potential clients receives when attending my Hypnobabies class.  


I also offer Nourish Your Newborn Breastfeeding Classes and Newborn, Now What?! New Mom and Baby Care Classes. These can be taken along with a Hypnobabies class if a couple so chooses. I find that some families prefer the live instruction over the self guided resource found in the InJoy Web Enhanced Parent Guide that is included with our Hypnobabies class materials. So, in each of these additional classes we will spend about 3 hours going in depth about topics such as: how milk is made, common breastfeeding challenges, how birth affects breastfeeding, returning to work, pumping, partner's role in breastfeeding, postpartum care for the new mom (covering both physical and emotional aspects), routine newborn procedures, newborn appearance and new baby care (bathing, swaddling, sleeping, etc.) and more! These classes are open to the general public and Hypnobabies class is not a prerequisite. Look for locations in Atlanta, Gwinnett and Athens, Georgia.

Since this topic is not talked about at length in the Hypnobabies curriculum, I facilitate a free discussion on the decision to circumcise. There is no cost to attend, and each family will go home with 80 pages of reference materials including well written articles and research papers on the topic. Each 'class' includes video presentations along with open dialogue. On my website, look for Is It Wise To Circumcise? under Resources to learn more. Held in Atlanta, Gwinnett and Athens, Georgia.

For families that want to learn to communicate with their babies before they can talk, contact me about the Baby Signs Program. I offer a one time Parent Workshop to teach new parents the how-to's of Baby Signs, complete with take home resources to get started right away. I also encourage parents of babies 6 months and older to engage their children in the very comprehensive Sign, Say & Play Class that is a weekly series, combining songs, signs, and parenting guides for child development and of course great resources to further the Baby Signs relationship. Start a group in your neighborhood near Atlanta, Gwinnett or Athens, Georgia.
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I have been trained in:
Optimal Fetal Positioning by Gail Tully of SpinningBabies.com
Rebozo for Strength by Gena Kirby of Progressive Parenting
Komyo Reiki Shoden (Level 1) by Dana Young of Drakonfly Reiki
Placenta Encapsulation and Pospartum Wellness by Amanda Johnson of Full Circle Encapsulation

I am also a Certified Lactation Counselor by the Academy of Lactation Policy & Practice.

When I took my own Hypnobabies Class in 2009 to prepare for my daughter's birth, I knew almost immediately that I wanted to be involved in this field of work. I carried my 3 month old baby from Georgia to California to attend my training with Kerry and Carole and was thrilled that just a few months later I was teaching my first class!

Since then, I have had another child and added many more services as my personal experiences and passions lead me. It was after my own struggles, triumphs and concessions in my own breastfeeding relationships that I decided to learn more to support and educate other nursing Moms. An undeniable bout with Postpartum Depression led me to learn more about Placentophagia (consuming placenta), and now I am so honored to help other women adjust to Mommyhood in a more balanced way by offering to encapsulate their placentas for them.

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My older child shows me often how what I do to help the community will serve her well as a young woman. She 'has babies' a few times per week, nurses her babies (Mommy Milk) and brings me ' Mommy Medicine' that she makes from pretend placentas. She is a hoot! She and my son both enjoy wearing their baby dolls in slings and carriers, and when I see them with their babies I hear that they are picking up on all the right things I do. Because at the heart of it all, I am a MOM. Trying, learning and growing to be the best that I can at it. And sharing what I learn with you. 

 

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I am a Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis Doula

by Carole Thorpe, CHT, HCHI, HCHD, CLEC, CIHOM

 I assist women with Hypnobabies® Childbirth Hypnosis techniques for comfortable childbirth without drugs. I see women give Tanya Midwife Doula Hubbybirth in confidence, peacefully, awake and fully aware of the sensations of birth, in tune with their babies, and in control of their birthing bodies. I watch fathers assume their unique role of hypno-birth partner with confidence and quiet reverence. I see babies who are not drugged, who are strong and attentive at the moment of birth. This all occurs without fear, stress or struggle for the couple, for their baby, or their Hypno-Doula. Calm, peace, quiet, and tender loving kindness reign supreme in these couples' birthing rooms. So, for me, being a Hypno-Doula is rewarding beyond belief...

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE

 https://www.hypnobabies.com/find-a-hypno-doula-2/i-am-a-hypno-doula  

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Today the results of a study were released regarding pregnancy and sleep:

Poor Sleep in Pregnancy Can Disrupt the Immune System and Cause Birth-Related Complications

July 17, 2013 — Poor sleep quality and quantity during pregnancy can disrupt normal immune processes and lead to lower birth weights and other complications, finds a University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine study published today in the journal Psychosomatic Medicine. Women with depression also are more likely than non-depressed women to suffer from disturbed sleep and to experience immune system disruption and adverse pregnancy outcomes.

"Our results highlight the importance of identifying sleep problems in early pregnancy, especially in women experiencing depression, since sleep is a modifiable behavior," said Michele Okun, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychiatry at Pitt's School of Medicine and lead author of the report. "The earlier that sleep problems are identified, the sooner physicians can work with pregnant women to implement solutions."

mom sleepingAdequate and high-quality sleep, both in pregnant and non-pregnant women as well as men, is essential for a healthy immune system. Pregnancy often is associated with changes in sleep patterns, including shortened sleep, insomnia symptoms and poor sleep quality. These disturbances can exacerbate the body's inflammatory responses and cause an overproduction of cytokines, which act as signal molecules that communicate among immune cells.

"There is a dynamic relationship between sleep and immunity, and this study is the first to examine this relationship during pregnancy as opposed to postpartum," added Dr. Okun.

While cytokines are important for numerous pregnancy-related processes, excess cytokines can attack and destroy healthy cells and cause destruction of tissue in pregnant women, thereby inhibiting the ability to ward off disease. For expectant mothers, excess cytokines also can disrupt spinal arteries leading to the placenta, cause vascular disease, lead to depression and cause pre-term birth...

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The article unfortunely doesn't give any suggestions for sleep help for expectant mothers!



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Wonderful, experienced Hypnobabies Moms and Dads: please consider sharing your baby's birth story with us!

labor handonshoulderThere are so many things we'd be excited to know, beginning with...how did you find out about Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis in the first place?! What made you decide to use Hypnobabies to prepare for your baby's birthing? Did you use the Home Study Course or take a Group Class series?

Of course, [we'd] love to know all about your precious baby; your baby's name, gender and date of birth, your baby's weight, length, color of hair and your sweet baby's cutest feature or personality trait, etc. Please feel free to gush about your little bundle!

Also, please tell [us] where you gave birth to your baby; at home, in a hospital or birth center? Did you have an OB or midwife attend your birthing, a doula or other support person? Since a picture is worth a thousand words, [we'd] enjoy seeing you too! If you're willing to share, [we'd] love to have a few discreet photos of your birthing time and a "first family portrait"!

Other things our inquiring minds would like to know: when did your birthing begin? How did it start? Where did you spend your early birthing time? What Hypnobabies hypnosis techniques, cues or audio tracks did you use during your early birthing time, and what did enjoy the most?

What kinds of positions, movement or comfort enhancements did you favor during your baby's birthing; a birth ball, a tub or shower of warm water, side-lying, squatting, sitting, rocking, standing or walking? When you're sharing the details about your experience, can you remember to also tell us how you felt physically and emotionally as your birthing time unfolded, and you were using your Hypnobabies skills and tools?

What kept your hypnosis going strong for you as your baby's birthing progressed? Did you listen to audio tracks like Easy First Stage?, or Birth Partner Guide birth prompts?, or did you rely on cue words like "Relax" with a gentle touch?, or "Release" to enter and deepen your hypnosis? and "Peeaaaccce for hypno-anesthesia?" or did you like to be counted down...5...4...3...2...1?!

How about when you were actually giving birth to your little bundle, did you use the "Pushing Baby Out" audio track, or did you rely on your internal hypnosis skills instead, using the "Relaxation Music" and your "peeaaaccce" cue and your lightswitch OFF or in the CENTER? And, please describe for us (if you can in mere words!) what was that moment in time like when your baby first slipped out of your body and into your waiting arms?!

And, to sum it all up, we'd love to hear all about your favorite memory, about the very best thing/moment/instant of your baby's birthing, that single moment that stands out from all the rest, the one that you'll remember forever about your Hypno-Baby's birthing!

Please remember that we would also love to have at least one photo, as a jpeg attachment to include with your wonderful Hypnobabies birth story!

Please send your wonderful Hypnobabies birth stories and photos to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . All kinds of birth stories are welcomed; hospital births, home births, birth center births, VBACs, C-section births. Hypno-families can learn what Hypnobabies techniques you enjoyed most, where baby was born and when, etc.

Thank you so very much for being willing to share your story with us and with those Hypnobabies students who are still "infanticipating"! Please include your permission for us to do so in your e-mail and we'll share it on our website and on our Facebook page!

 

 

 
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Rachel m tub smiling hubbyA Hypnobabies mom gives birth confidently, easily and comfortably.

Is it a fluke…a one-time occurrence…or maybe “just how that one mom gives birth…”? 

This is unfortunately what some birth professionals think is the case after they attend a Hypnobabies birth, assuming that the "hypno-tools" that Hypnobabies mother used "worked for her, but probably won't work for other moms". Not having a true understanding of real medical-grade hypnosis and having attended other types of "hypno-births" is most likely the cause of this unfounded belief. One wonderful midwife, Stephanie Soderblom, who was very skeptical at first shares her insights and revelations with us:

A Skeptical Midwife's Experience with Hypnobabies

Despite the fact that I have been attending births for fourteen years, my first experience with Hypnobabies happened only a year ago…and I have to admit that I wasn’t looking forward to it. Why not? Because I’d had previous experiences with “hypno”-classes and the subsequent births were often MORE challenging as the parents were not only underprepared for what they were about to experience, they were set up for disappointments with unrealistic expectations of a “pain free” birth if they just did their hypnosis “right”. It was not unusual for my client to feel labor becoming active (generally 3-4 cm dilated) and panic, thinking she was not doing things ‘right’ because of how it felt, losing all confidence in her ability and desire to complete the job at hand…the exact opposite of what you want in labor.

The upcoming Hypnobabies birth was a first time mother and, as most people know, first babies tend to be the most challenging. I was skeptical and nervous about it as I knew this was a “hypno-birth” mother. I braced myself for the false alarms I often saw, emotional breakdowns, the pep talks I was used to giving to “hypno-birth” mothers about how she was NOT failing or doing it wrong, that her body COULD do this, that nothing was wrong. During our prenatal visits with this Hypnobabies mom I would ask her if she had any questions this week about nutrition, signs of labor, questions about the birth – and I was always pleasantly surprised at the depth of her knowledge and she would always assure me that they’d just gone over that information in her Hypnobabies class! My curiosity was peaked, but I did remain skeptical.

I got the first call early in the morning that the mother thought her water had broken, but they assured me that she was doing just fine and would keep in touch with me and let me know if anything changed or she needed me. She planned to do what she’d learned in her Hypnobabies class…to eat well and rest until labor commanded her attention. Plan for the day was to take naps and watch a DVD! Alright…now I was impressed! I didn’t have to tell a first time mom to take it easy in early labor, or calm a panicking family because her water had broken! How refreshing!

We kept in contact throughout the day until I headed to their house late that evening. Contractions were coming very regularly, but she was still calm and handling things very well. I figured I’d be there for quite a long time as it still sounded like it wasn’t far into her labor. I got to their home and she was listening to her CDs, calm and happy – uh oh, more confirmation that I’d probably be there a long time. Imagine my delight when their son slipped out into the world while his mom sat on a birth stool in her peaceful bedroom! Tucked into bed, mom smiled and looked at me and said, “That wasn’t nearly as bad as so many people told me it would be! That was AWESOME!”....

I was thrilled beyond words – but figured that the chances were great that it was the parents that succeeded IN SPITE of the method, not because of the method. Glad that they had such a positive experience, Hypnobabies hadn’t quite won me over yet – I would need more experience with it before making a final judgment.

Thankfully I wouldn’t have to wait long. Another first time mother (who had attended the same class as the previous mother!) called me early in the morning with early labor. Similar story as her classmate; she labored all day, finally calling me out late in the evening. A smiling and happy first time mom greeted me from her rented Jacuzzi hot tub in her family room. I commented to my assistant that we were probably in for a LONG night and after our initial assessment we laid down to rest. One hour later, when I went to check on the baby, she was out of the water and going to the bathroom. Still smiling and happy, we all agreed that an internal exam might be a good idea. I prayed that she would be at least 3cm but braced myself for much less. To say that I was shocked is an understatement: I found her to be 8cm dilated and her water broken around my hand. Her response to finding out she was 8cm was a smile and a calm, “yay”! She got back into her water and soon after she delivered her 10 pound baby girl in her bedroom. Her response to the birth was that it was “beautiful”.

I could feel myself converting to being a Hypnobabies fan. Not for myself, mind you, but for my clients who time and time again have had similar experiences. Calm labors, centered mamas, working intensely and never complaining because they EXPECTED and PREPARED to work intensely for an easier birth experience!! Babies born beautifully by empowered mothers who soon-after say how wonderful their births were. I found myself referring people eagerly to the Hypnobabies classes, and my reaction to finding out someone was a Hypnobabies family was, “AWESOME!”

It has totally shattered all of my previous misgivings that I had developed, as it became obvious how different the Hypnobabies series was from all other hypno-classes. The main difference that I saw was the amount (and quality) of childbirth information given. Families were given information on how to keep themselves healthy through the pregnancy, stages of labor, physiological changes and ways to help facilitate the birth through positional changes and movement – and also given information on ways to use hypnosis to assist them through the birth. The parents were given realistic expectations so that they could prepare for what they were likely to experience, not false hope of escaping the experience.
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As a midwife, my Hypnobabies births are easy on me as I am dealing with healthy and informed families ready for the challenges ahead – and they are a blessing to the families as the tools and information given to them through their classes help them have the best outcomes possible!! Yes, Hypnobabies…you turned this skeptic into a fan!

Stephanie Soderblom, LM CPM http://www.nurturingheartsbirthservices.com

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marinda 2013Marinda Lloyd CD, HCHI, LC, HBE, SC (sleep consultant)
The Doula House L.L.C.
Serving Provo, Salt Lake City, Sandy & Park City, Utah

The Doula House strives to help women create their birth experience in a space of positivity, harmony, and joy. we strive to instill in women a belief in their own God given abilities to have the kind of birth they wish, without the presence of fear, pain, and suffering. The Mission of The Doula Hosue is simple: We strive to be nurtures, educators, and supporters. Assisting each family through active listening, positive attitude, and unconditional love.

We offer:

Hypnobabies Hypnosis for Childbirth classes: Hypnobabies is one of the most powerful tools an expectant couple can have in their arsenal. This really helps to prepare mom and her partner for a great birth experience, one that is full of joy and empowerment. We offer group and private classes.

Bringing Baby Home Series: This course helps to prepare you for what comes after baby! The everyday of caring for a newborn, calming their cries...Every time. We take each couple through a thorough breastfeeding course, this is not your typical hospital course. This is designed to help really educate and prepare a new mom for breatfeeding. This class also covers safe baby wearing and cloth diapering.

Lactation Support  group and one on one: We are certified lactation consultant, and are some of the most sought after lactation specialist in Utah. We have helped moms to over come breastfeeding hurdles that other consultants have missed.

Birth Doula Services: What better way to feel supported and empowered during your birth than by having a professionally trained birth doula assisting and supporting you and your partner through the entire birth. We are trained in advanced birth support included natural birth preparation.

Newborn Care Specialist: This is the advanced version of a postpartum doula. We are trained in supporting the mother and baby during the immediate postpartum. Support includes newborn care, sleep support, caring for multiples, and helping mom feel supported as she transitions into parenthood.

Certified Sleep Consultants: We are certified to support parents work with their baby to help get them sleeping better. This is done private to allow for a custom sleep coaching for your and your baby.

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www.TheDoulaHouse.com


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Hold that bath!

Study results on delaying a hospital born baby's bath until 12 hours post birth, increases rates of exclusive breastfeeding ~


delay first bathIn a large teaching hospital, nurses found that infants who were bathed after 12 hours of life had a 39% higher incidence of exclusive breastfeeding during their hospital stay.  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23635002


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Hello wonderful Hypnobabies Families!

We often receive fabulous birth stories from our ecstatic moms and dads who have given birth with Hypnobabies and we are proud to share them on our website and Facebook page. Now we are offering you an opportunity to share your insights and advice with others who are studying Hypnobabies in a way that will help families all over the world. You can become part of the "Hypnobabies Team"!

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We are currently in the process of updating our Hypnobabies course and we are adding quotes from our Hypnobabies students to encourage and educate other Hypno-families. We would love to have quotes from Hypno-Moms and Dads, and any other family members (or even birth attendants) who were in attendance at your Hypnobabies birth(s).

We would also love to hear from Hypno-Doulas what your perspective on the subjects below are – how did they help the Hypnobabies moms that you have served?

We need a short, two to four sentence quote on how (choose, 1 or 2 or any) the information in the following Hypnobabies course subjects *helped you*, or what they *taught you* or how you *used the information during childbirth* that allowed you to have a more relaxed, confident pregnancy and/or easier, more comfortable birthing, and/or postpartum:


• Benefits to you of taking a live Hypnobabies class or doing the Home Study (whichever is applicable)
• Our Special Place/Easy Comfortable Childbirth tracks
• Practicing the Finger-drop technique
• Practicing Eyes-Open Childbirth Hypnosis
• Practicing Eyes-Open/Directing your hypno-anesthesia
• Using your Bubble of Peace
• Pregnancy affirmations
• Importance of practicing often
• Listening to your Deepening track
• Using our specific Hypnobabies “language”, birthing wave, birthing time, guess date, etc.
• Reading scripts together, or any practice with your Birth Partner
• Birth Partner’s script/CD/track (if applicable)
• Hypnobabies nutrition, exercise, avoiding toxic substances, stages of birthing time
• Learning about your pregnancy and childbirth choices; that *you* get to make all the decisions
• Hospital staff/birth center staff/midwife attitudes and respect – how did Hypnobabies help you gain these things in your Birthing Time?
• Creating your birth preferences
• Baby Kindness
• Optimum fetal positioning
• Info/perspective on guess dates/guess months
• Info on Hypno-Doulas
• Timing birthing waves
• Hypnobabies’ childbirth education: how birthing begins, waterbirthing, membranes breaking, hospital procedures, being responsible for your own birth, vaginal exams, etc.
• Belly Mapping
• Birth Balls
• Transformation
• Mother-directed pushing
• Listening to Pushing Baby Out Track
• Cesarean Fact Sheet
• Breech information
• Birthing rehearsal
• Mom and baby care info

Please choose a few of the above that meant a lot to you; that helped you enjoy pregnancy more and have a much easier, more comfortable birth experience. Only your first name and initial of last name will be included for any quotes we use. Send your wonderful quotes to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and please include the following in your subject line:

Quotes – [your name].

Please also include the following in the body of the e-mail:

Your full name
City and state/province
Type of Hypnobabies course you studied (Class or Home Study)

Hypnobabies LLC has my permission to use the following quotes in their written educational and promotional materials, and any website or Internet posts.

Thanks so much,

Kerry and the Hypnobabies Team








 

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We asked our Hypnobabies Instructors if they would share why they decided to become certified Hypnobabies Instructors and here are a few of their answers:

Why I became a Hypnobabies Instructor and How Hypnobabies Has Enriched My Life: 

Why I became a Hypnobabies Instructor and How Hypnobabies Has Enriched My Life: I became a Hypnobabies teacher because Hypnobabies changed my life.  I had two very successful, comfortable, natural births with Hypnobabies and most importantly--no fear or anxiety.  I got lucky to learn about Hypnobabies through a doula training, but I know very few women who had actually heard of Hypnobabies.  I wanted to be a part of marketing and educating people about the program--whether they signed up for the class or not!

Hypnobabies has enriched my life because it has given me knowledge that our bodies are powerful.  After using it with my first birth, I put into practice using the lightswitch technique to nap quickly and easily in those times when my baby was napping but my mind was restless.  I have used the lightswitch technique for quick, daily naps for the past 5 years!  Our minds really do have such power over our bodies!  Along with using the techniques daily, Hypnobabies has connected me to my community, as I market my classes and meet the kindest, most wonderful people who share the Hypnobabies philosophy that birth doesn't have to be a scary thing.  I frequently say, I would teach this for free--as everyone, not just expectant moms, should learn the power of hypnosis, positive imagery, and proactive thinking!

amy ellis baby2 ~ Amy Ellis, HCHI, Victorville, CA

As a doula I was introduced to the positive difference Hypnobabies had in the births I was attending. The moms were informed, calm and so happy with their birth outcomes. They made natural childbirth look easy! These were all home study moms, and I knew our area needed a local instructor. My fellow doula/business partner and I decided we were going to do this for our community. We got trained and started teaching classes right away. There was all ready a demand and it has continued to grow as word gets out about the amazing program. I got to use Hypnobabies for my birth and had a very comfortable and empowering experience that has absolutely changed my life.

This makes what I am doing even more enriching as I get birth stories and thank-you's from my students. I am so happy that I get to be a part of educating and preparing couples for their baby's birthdays and changing the birth culture to view natural childbirth as a positive and normal experience. 

Dusti-Bosworth-150x150  ~ Dusti Bosworth, HCHI Omaha, Nebraska http://www.fivestonesbirth.com 

 I became a Hypnobabies instructor because I found my babies births (using Hypnobabies) to be such amazing, empowering experiences.  I wanted to help other women gain the knowledge and tools to be able to enjoy their birthing experiences as well.

Becoming a Hypnobabies Instructor has enriched my life in so many ways.  I have met and been touched by many people I would never have known otherwise--both students and other birth professionals.  I feel so privileged that families allow me to be part of something so sacred and special as their birthing experiences, and it is very gratifying to know I have helped them to have the best experience possible.  I have become a better wife and mother because of my improved understanding of the power of language.  (Telling a 2-year-old to keep his hands in his pockets rather than telling him not to touch breakable things is so much more effective!)  I could go on...

megan marshall 2012 2  ~ Megan Marshall, HCHI, HCHD Las Vegas, Nevada http://www.amotherswisdom.com

I Became a Hypnobabies Instructor Because...

I am one of those people that every company wants to find.  I love telling people about programs and things that work!  Honestly, there are only a handful of things I absolutely love and try to tell everyone about, but Hypnobabies is one of them.  It is truly the most incredible resource an expectant couple could find.   After using it with my first (and subsequent 2 other births,) I just had to do more to share it. 

Since becoming a Hypnobabies instructor, I have been so grateful for the opportunity to help people have wonderful birth experiences  change their way of thinking about birth and even themselves, and help more babies come into the world in a more peaceful and healthy way!   Also, being an instructor has been a great part time job while I raise my kids, giving me an outlet where I can learn, meet wonderful people and share what I know about birth.

Right now I am the only instructor in Chicago and we definitely need more instructors for this huge city! 

Paige-Clark-150x150  ~ Paige Clark HCHI Chicago, IL http://www.hypnobabieswithpaige.com

I became a Hypnobabies instructor because I was aware of hypnosis as a powerful tool for creating new beliefs and deep relaxation. I loved the idea of combining a life skill as powerful as hypnosis with great preparation for birth, Hypnobabies was the program that delivered all of that in one package.  

Joanne-Dahill  ~ Joanne Dahill, HCHI Durham, North Carolina http://www.journeyofmotherhood.com

I became a Hypnobabies Hypnosis instructor because I knew after the beautiful, empowering, and comfortable birth that I experienced I had to share this amazing program *in person* to expecting couples. The comprehensive up to date information paired with the best self hypnosis skills made this such an easy choice when I made the decision to teach Hypnobabies. It feels so great to watch the transformation in my couples from perhaps unsure to confident and educated about their pregnancy and upcoming birth. It delights me to be a part of this life changing journey for them. After all, I am on a journey to educate women on the power of their minds and the wisdom within their own bodies!!

April Woolard Headshot  ~ April Woollard HCHI http://www.blissfullybirthed.com  St. Louis, Missouri

I became a Hypnobabies Instructor when I saw the incredibly positive impact Hypnobabies was having for my doula clients who had chosen to use Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis for their births.  I felt very honored to be able to attend and assist at these peaceful, calm, beautiful births with confident and joyous mothers and partners.  I was so thrilled with these births that I became a certified Hypno-Doula, and then became certified as a Hypnobabies Instructor.  I am delighted to help bring confidence and joy to my students' birthing.  I love being a Hypnobabies Instructor! 

Susan Collum  ~ Susan Collum, HCHI, HCHD http://www.blossombelly.com Santa Cruz, California

 I became a Hypnobabies Instructor because my twin Hypnobabies birth was the most empowering, yet humbling experience of my life. I say humbling because, as I felt and experienced the power of birth in comfort, I was able to observe the birth in awe. I knew that a much greater power than me was helping bring my babies to my arms and my job was to sit back and relax, letting this greater intelligence work. I have never felt so loved and connected to a greater spiritual power within and around me and my babies.  The gratitude I felt in the moment I realized this has never left me. The birth was empowering in the sense that my body was strong enough to handle such great power; in fact, it was designed to do just that. I knew my body was brilliant, and, because Hypnobabies had taught me how to control my body’s reaction to birth, my mind was creating comfort for me and my babies. The birth of my sons was awe-inspiring, but there were other benefits as well. During my hypnosis practice, which is really just like guided meditation, I learned to identify my ego. Because I learned to identify it, I weakened it and gained control over it.

I still use many of the tools I learned in Hypnobabies to end attachments created by my ego that lead to unhappiness, such as needless worry and anxiety. Hypnobabies has taught me how to live a happier, more fulfilled, free life. I realize that not all moms will have an “ego-enlightening” experience, or if they do, they may not be fully aware of it. But that is not why I do it. I know that each student has some kind of self-discovery waiting for them, no matter what it is. It is whatever experience that is right for them. I love to see the students & partners begin classes unsure of the whole process and leave very confident and empowered. Knowing that I can be a small part of them having a similarly awe-inspiring birth lets me know that I am honoring that greater intelligence by passing on the blessing I received. It doesn’t feel like a job; it’s fun and fulfilling. Teaching Hypnobabies is the greatest “job” on Earth next to being a mother!

Mandy Eller  ~ Mandy Eller, HCHI, HCHD Murfreesboro, Tennessee http://www.ninemonthsandbeyond.com

I became a Hypnobabies Instructor because… 

* I am passionate about women women's rights and it's important for parents (and people in general, especially women) to have all of the knowledge they need to make choices for themselves in childbirth. Women's rights are every one's rights. We all deserve to know what exactly is being done to, or with our bodies (and our babies!).

*Being a Hypnobabies instructor, I get to make a positive difference. The way our society values the experience of childbirth reflects directly on how we value, understand and respect each other and our environment. This directly affects the quality of life of every living being on the planet.

*I am a Hypnotherapist and I believe hypnosis is good for everyone. I enjoy teaching expectant parents to use their own hypnotic skills that they will hopefully continue to practice and use with their children. Hypnosis creates peace.

How it has enriched my life to be a Hypnobabies Instructor…

*I know I am helping to change the world for the better by teaching Hypnobabies. It has allowed me to help open the eyes of others and to show them how they can experience beauty in their lives where there might have been pain, fear or violence otherwise. This feels good!

*I feel like I'm walking on air when I get that call or note from a parent who had a short, uncomplicated, beautiful pain-free birth - especially when the parents came into class with fear and skepticism.

*I know I am doing real good for the world when I can show expectant parents how empowering it is to lose the fear, gain knowledge and have the peaceful experience that they choose to have. I know that these parents are going to be raising more open-minded, peaceful children who value experiences in their lives.

Jen-Proctor-150x150  ~ Jen Procter, HCHI Portland, Oregon http://www.PortlandHypnobabies.com

I became a Hypnobabies Instructor because I know personally that Hypnobabies works! I had a really empowering, beautiful first birth using Hypnobabies, and I was previously very afraid of having an epidural-free birth.  Learning the hypnosis techniques, working with  my husband to practice our scripts and prepare in all ways for our son's birth made a tremendous difference in our marriage and my life personally.  My husband even comments that Hypnobabies increased my self-confidence and my desire to teach others how birth can be a peaceful, empowering experience.  We knew that my becoming an instructor would help me to be able to express my love of pregnancy and birth in a very effective and powerful way to expectant couples.

Being a Hypnobabies Instructor has richly blessed my life.  It's amazing to me how helping expectant couples to prepare for their babies' births gives me such personal satisfaction.  I believe that many women and their birth partners are told that they don't have choices in birth---that they have to just follow the status quo and let birth "happen to them", and that it can't be an enjoyable experience. That is just not true!  Preparing for a baby's birth is one of the most important (and wonderful) things a mother and her birth partner can do.  I feel confident as I teach Hypnobabies that I am helping these expectant couples to feel at peace, make informed decisions, and feel encouraged in their ability to have the birth they are hoping for.

Jamie-Wagner-150x150  ~ Jamie Wagner, HCHI Provo, Utah http://www.chooseapeacefulbirth.com

I became a Hypnobabies Instructor because…

…the power of a birthing woman is amazing! Hypnobabies celebrates this fact! Hypnobabies is an amazingly complete birth education course which ALL women deserve.   How it has enriched my life to be a Hypnobabies Instructor… To be invited, through Hypnobabies, to empower just one mama (and family) during her pregnancy and birth; to know that just one babe has benefitted from this empowerment; to know that I have been involved in so many pregnancy and birth experiences this way over the years. It is an honor and a privilege! My mission is to serve mamas through direct care, compassion and education! Hypnobabies fits perfectly into my mission.

Kate Cropp  ~ Kate Cropp, HCHI Nashville, Tennessee http://www.ninemonthsandbeyond.com

I became a Hypnobabies Instructor because...

Since becoming a birth doula in 2011, I knew I was also going to add "Childbirth Educator" to my credentials.  I spent months researching the options, and audited a Bradley class.  I met a Mom who had done the Hypnobabies home study.  Her birth story is incredible (and can be read here) but basically she wasn't even sure if she was in her birthing time (labor), went in for a midwife appointment, was checked and found to be 9 centimeters! She went over to the hospital and had her baby shortly after that!

Then, one night I was talking to the only Hypnobabies Instructor who was currently in our area at the time.  She told me how amazing her students' births were.  As I drove home that night, I decided that her class would be the next that I would audit on my journey to figure out what method I wanted to teach.  I felt drawn to Hypnobabies and wanted to learn more!  As it turns out, that night I got home and checked Facebook, and the 2012 instructor training had been announced that day. I quickly made the decision that I would become a Hypnobabies Instructor!

How it has enriched my life to be a Hypnobabies Instructor…

I am a birth junkie.  I'm sure I drive my family and friends crazy talking about birth all the time.  As a Hypnobabies Instructor, I get to share this passion with others.  I'm a relatively new instructor, but I've already observed my students having amazing births.  Birth is such an important experience for families.  Our culture is so afraid of birth, but as a Hypnobabies Instructor I get to teach people that birth isn't something to be feared, but in fact can be looked forward to and even enjoyed!  This is a truth I believed even before I knew about Hypnobabies, but now I get to teach couples what I believe are absolutely the best tools out there available to birthing families who want a natural birth. I am so happy and proud of all my students because they are informed, educated and empowered to have beautiful births.

Anne Ferguson  ~ Anne Ferguson, HCHI Minneapolis – St. Paul, Minnesota http://www.bywaterbirth.com

 
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We ask every Monday on our Facebook page for our Hypnobabies fans to check in and let us know if anyone has given birth recently using Hypnobabies!

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This week's birth notices:

Kristall wrote: "Grace was born Feb 17 at 6:20am, 1 week after my guess date. She was 9lbs 1oz and my easiest delivery and recovery yet! My first Hypnobaby (I have 3 kids) but I will never have a baby any other way again - have been raving to everyone who will hear me about Hypnobabies and how it helped me enjoy my fast and easy birth!"

Michelle wrote: "Oliver Jacob was born at 8:54pm on Friday 2/15 after 29 hours of labor and 2.5 hours of pushing. He was born in a birth center. He was 20.5 inches and 8 lbs 10 oz. It was a vbac! :) He is just the sweetest, easy going baby. We are so blessed to have two wonderful sons. I regret not turning on my hypnotracks sooner. I had an awful sinus infection and the thought of being told to breathe when I couldn't made me angry. I used peace and relax cues though throughout early labor and the birthing day affirmations. Once I arrived at the birth center (about 24 hours in), we turned on the transition track as I got in the tub and had it on repeat for all of transition through the first hour plus of pushing. It really me relax. I'm a but of a control freak and was having a hard time letting go. This caused me to feel more than I would have liked, but still....i made it through and had my all natural vbac. I couldn't be happier."

Holly wrote: "Avalon Eve was born feb 16 at 11:20pm. We planned a home birth and had a surprise unassisted birth, as labor was super fast! This was our third hypnobaby. Due date was feb 14. I had lots lots of early labor/ prodromal contractions for the week leading up to this birth. I was playing a card game with my husband until about 10:50. Then the contractions were starting to make my back sore so I leaned on my yoga ball and had hubby rub my back. After maybe 5 minutes I had to run to the bathroom. I had hubby draw me a hot bath. Got in and waves were super intense and right on top of each other. Hubby called the midwife and our other support person to come over. With in 5 minutes I needed to push. I stood up out of the bath and moved to the toilet. Two contraction later I felt her head moving down. Husband grasped her head and one contraction later she was born My best friend arrived a minute later and the midwife about 15 minutes later. In all it was too fast to even think about hypnobaby techniques. 8lb 3 oz 19 inches long. Perfect in every way."

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Greetings, Hypnobabies Fans!

Remember! Our public Hypnobabies Instructor Training for 2013 is in St. Louis, MO, May 3-6, and we will be closing registration on March 13, 2013!

We are only accepting 50 trainees, so please visit our Instructor Training Info page


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Becoming a Hypnobabies Instructor

Being a Hypnobabies Instructor is extremely gratifying; as you help young families learn to trust themselves, their babies and the process of childbirth, your own journey in life opens up as well!

Whether you are a happy Hypnobabies Mom or a "birth junkie" doula, midwife or other birth professional, you can help the women of your community to enjoy childbirth, and be a part of the wonderful change in perception that natural childbirth is going through.

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