Donovan’s Birth My pressure waves started early Thursday morning, June 12th (not sure what time as I didn’t look at the clock when they woke me up) but I finally got up after one woke me up at 6:40am. I had another one 10 min later so I decided to try and time them. Starting […]
Claire’s Birth On Monday, May 5th, I went to my appointment with the midwife. My duedate was on May 3rd, so she started talking about the possibility ofinducing labor since they can not continue my care if I am over duetoo long. I did not want to be induced so I let her strip mymembranes.
One of my dearest friends started as my Hypnobabies student many years ago. She asked me to be her doula. I attended Mia’s birth and it was a fine hospital birth. Not quite what she had hoped for, but there was love and joy there. My friend and I as her doulas, her husband, her
Valerie had 3 babies with epidurals. Then she wanted to have a natural birth – and did with baby 4. that baby was posterior, like her first 3 and the discomfort made her not want to have another natural birth. She had 2 more babies with epidurals. Then she met me and with Hypnobabies decided
Did you know that people use hypnosis for dental surgery? Hypnosis is a powerful tool! Hypnosis is a tool that can be used with all sorts of medical procedures. It may seem hard to believe that hypnosis has been used on people for surgeries, even open heart surgery. That shows how powerful the mind can
When you find out that you’re expecting for the first time, you almost certainly have lots of questions. Many of these most likely revolve around how to design your baby’s nursery. Fortunately, you don’t have to spend your entire savings to create a safe space for them to sleep. Here are some tips from Enjoy
What if I was to write a book – Hypnobabies for Dummies? Well, it would be pretty simple. Buy the Hypnobabies Home Study – or if you are lucky enough to have a live instructor near you, sign up for a class! Follow the instructions for practice. Use your tools during birth. So that is
I loved recording this weeks podcast episode. I share my favorite personal experience with affirmations. Then I finish up sharing tips on how to harness the power of affirmations for your pregnancy and birth! Helpful Links Get The Top 3 Tips to Enjoy Birth Book and free access to my online childbirth class Get Hypnobabies
Just thought I’d give the long version of Jonah’s birth story, while I have a few minutes of quiet with all three boys asleep:):)!!! Prodromal Labor On Saturday (the 15th) I awoke around 3 am with pressure waves, which is normally when I wake up and go into birthing time. I got them every 10
When you are expecting a baby, it is hard to deny that there are some big financial obligations coming up. From medical bills, diapers, car seats and so much more. It is easy to feel overwhelmed and underprepared. This is why you will love YNAB (which stands for You Need a Budget) so much. It
I love this picture of Crystal smiling at 9.5cm! Here is her birth story. July 23rd I felt crampy all day long, but didn’t think anything of it since they weren’t tightening like contractions. I decided to take DD and her BFF to see Ramona and Beezus at 1:40pm still feeling crampy, but no contractions.
You are having a “normal” baby shower, but you want to make it a little bit more spiritual and meaningful for you. A party with gifts and food is fun, but it is easy to add a few simple things to make this celebration more about the Mom and her journey to mothering this baby
Imagine 5 different women want to travel to America. There are two ways to travel there: an airplane or a boat. Allison’s travel agent tells her about both options and the pros and cons of each. Allison chooses an airplane because it is a good choice for her. Britany wants to take the boat, but she is
I had been having pressure waves forever it seemed. When Dr. Kaminskas checked me at 37 and 38 weeks I was only dilated to a 1 or 1 1/2 and not much effaced. Nothing was really happening but I would still go hours when I was having consistent pressure waves every 5-7 minutes for a
I PROMISE this is OK! Here is some information and stories to reassure you it is OK. Tips for Hypnobabies and HypnoBirthing Practice I personally slept through 95% of my scripts and had a GREAT birth. I would use my CDs to help me fall asleep at night. That was so wonderful to me. When