written by Sheridan – mom of 3 Busy Boys, Hypnobabies Instructor, Hypno-Doula, Proud VBAC mom, Loving Lactivist, Positive Birth Story Collector, creator of online childbirth class series “Know Your Options” and author of
- The Top Three Tips to Enjoy Your Birth, (which you can get for free by signing up for the Enjoy Birth newsletter!)
- Enjoying Pregnancy and Birth with Hypnosis
- The Gift of Giving Life.
You can contact me sheridan AT enjoybirth DOT com
I teach Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis and am a Hypno-Doula in Orange County, CA www.enjoybirth.com
(I am not currently teaching or taking clients)
You can enjoy my Positive Birth Stories Website www.pregnancybirthandbabies.com
I have had 3 very different birth experiences. I wanted to have natural childbirth with each baby, however birth is unpredictable. 🙂
Thing 1 was born by emergency cesarean at 34 weeks after 9 weeks of bedrest. It was a stressful pregnancy and birth.
Thing 2 was a VBAC with an epidural. A pretty typical hospital birth with pitocin, epidural and the whole works. It was very happy with how it went, because my main goal was to have a VBAC.
Thing 3’s birth was pretty magical (see video below). It was a hospital birth, I used Hypnobabies and had a doula and had an amazing, comfortable and calm un-medicated birth! It was awesome.
I love supporting expecting moms and dads as they make their birthing journey. It is such a magical time and I love being a part of it. I support moms in whatever birth choices they make. I just try to empower them with information and support so that they have a great experience.
I am amazed by the power of the internet, which allows me to help moms from all over the world! I have connected with moms from Australia to Estonia to Japan to China to the US to so many other places as well.
I have seen many women have comfortable un-medicated births using Hypnobabies.
You can read over 250 Hypnobabies stories here (sadly this website crashed). I have gathered some of my favorite birth stories as well as Hypnobabies Moms experiences in a new book – Enjoying Pregnancy and Birth with Hypnosis.
I think that Hypnobabies is a great class for expecting moms to take. It helps them deal with their fears of birth and pain and educates them on their birth choices. They use hypnosis to create natural anesthesia in their body to help them have comfortable births. All these things together help them to have the best birth possible.