24 Jun · imaginemonkey · No Comments

The Way We Talk About Midwifery Care Matters

The Way We Talk About Midwifery Care Matters by Avital Norman Nathman and Deborah Wage “Words like “allowing” and “lets” imply a submissive relationship within the U.S. health-care system, in which permission may or may not be granted to midwives in order to practice what they have been trained, licensed, and certified to do.” Hypnobabies® …

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11 Jun · imaginemonkey · No Comments

10 Reasons to Have Your Baby at a Birth Center

10 reasons to have your baby at a birth center By Poppy Daniels, MD “ACOG has acknowledged that birthing in a hospital-based or freestanding accredited birth center is a reasonable option for low-risk pregnant women.” Hypnobabies® – Natural Childbirth at its best! Join our Hypnobabies Community and receive 10% off of all Hypnobabies products! 1. …

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10 Jun · imaginemonkey · No Comments

Cat Parasite Linked to Mental Illness, Schizophrenia

Cat parasite linked to mental illness, schizophrenia By Amy Kraft Because toxoplasmosis is especially hazardous to unborn babies, health officials recommend that pregnant women avoid cleaning litter boxes, if possible, or wear disposable gloves and wash hands thoroughly with soap and water afterwards. Hypnobabies® – Natural Childbirth at its best! Join our Hypnobabies Community and …

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2 Jun · imaginemonkey · No Comments

7 Huge Benefits of An Undisturbed First Hour After Birth

7 Huge Benefits of An Undisturbed First Hour After Birth By Sam McCulloch of bellybelly.com “The way your baby is cared for and nurtured immediately after birth significantly impacts their transition from the womb to life outside.” Hypnobabies® – Natural Childbirth at its best! Join our Hypnobabies Community and receive 10% off of all Hypnobabies …

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8 Apr · imaginemonkey · No Comments

Hypno-Dad Kevin’s Version of Violet’s Birth

Hypno-Dad Kevin’s Version of Violet’s Birth Thank you to Rachel McNamara of Lowcountry Hypnobabies for sharing this with us. It’s great to hear a dad’s perspective! Hypnobabies® – Natural Childbirth at its best! Join our Hypnobabies Community and receive 10% off of all Hypnobabies products! The Origin My wife had our first son the standard …

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6 Apr · imaginemonkey · No Comments

Everyday Attachment

Everyday Attachment Lauren Porter, PhD on Peggyomara.com “The fear that responding to a baby’s every need will reinforce needy behavior and produce dependence is a myth; in fact, the opposite is true” Hypnobabies® – Natural Childbirth at its best! Join our Hypnobabies Community and receive 10% off of all Hypnobabies products! The hallmarks of attachment …

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19 Mar · imaginemonkey · No Comments

Unmedicated Birth Is For Wimps

When I mention my work as a birth doula and Kansas City Hypnobabies instructor, often women respond, “I wouldn’t choose a birth without medication! I want an epidural – I’m such a wimp!” I never thought of it that way! I’m not really much of a tough cookie myself. I recently asked Kansas City Hypno-mom, …

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17 Feb · imaginemonkey · No Comments

Why are Medical Professionals who Deliver Babies in Hospitals Choosing to have their Own Babies at Home?

Why are Medical Professionals who Deliver Babies in Hospitals Choosing to have their Own Babies at Home? By Jennifer Margulis, Ph.D “I know all about hospitals and all the things that go on there,” says Dr. Lang. “The more you look critically, the more nonsense you see.” “I’m among the most educated on this issue; …

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9 Feb · imaginemonkey · No Comments

The First Hour After Birth: A Baby’s 9 Instinctive Stages

The First Hour After Birth: A Baby’s 9 Instinctive Stages By Healthy Children Project “The first hours after birth are a developmentally distinct time for a baby and there are well documented short and long term physical and psychological advantages when a baby is held skin to skin during this time.” Hypnobabies® – Natural Childbirth …

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13 Jan · imaginemonkey · No Comments

A Hypno-Doula’s First Hypnobabies Birth

A Hypno-Doula’s First Hypnobabies Birth Thank you to Hypnobabies Instructor Julie Byers for sharing this with us! “All I have ever known about hypnosis is that you get called out of a crowd to go up on stage and make a fool out of yourself doing crazy things. How in the world was that going …

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