Welcoming a new baby into your family can be an exciting time. There are also things that make this a challenging time too. Sheridan is a childbirth educator, birth doula and life coach. She is excited to share tips and tools with you, so you can enjoy your pregnancy, birth and baby!
The easiest part of my birthing time was transition. Totally comfortable, thanks to Hypnobabies!
I love this birth story, where the mom shares how she was comfortable,
even during transition!
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I have only missed 3 births as a doula - here is my favorite birth I missed!
I have attended over 50 births.
I have missed 3 births.
1 was an emergency cesarean and I arrived after the mom was already in the operating room.
1 was an extremely long birth and I went to the first half, then headed out on a trip and my back up doula took over.
My favorite one I missed, I actually felt as if I was almost there.
Again, it was a trip that kept me from attending,
but my friend, knew that was possible, so she had other doulas coming too.
Here is what happened and how it felt like I was sort of almost there!
Hypnobabies helped Valerie manage 2 Posterior Births
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 it was worth trying to have a natural birth again.
I was her doula for her last 2 babies
Yes, she had 8 babies!
I loved interviewing Valerie.
She was one of my Hypnobabies Student – 2 times, for baby number 7 and 8!
I also was her doula for those 2 births.
She had Toxemia (high blood pressure) during her 3rd birth and was told to have no more children.
This led her on a path to alternative medicine. This allowed her to become strong enough to have more children. She got a second opinion and changed careproviders and went on to have 5 more children!
I was amazed at the story she shared about her friend who broke multiple bones and after a surgery was struggling with pain. Valerie felt inspired to lend her friend her Hypnobabies CDs and they made a huge difference.
Valerie also shares how Hypnobabies has helped her after having babies.
Of course, she shares her birth experiences and it will be especially interesting to moms who have had posterior babies, as all 8 of her babies presented that way.
If people can use hypnosis for dental work - then it can totally work for birth too!
Do you know the amazing tool that can be used with dental surgery and birth?
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 be.
It is used often for dental procedures. Some people use it to stay calm during dental procedures, so an emotional benefit. Some people will actually use hypnosis for anesthesia during dental procedures.
If it works for THAT, then hypnosis can totally work for birth.
Hypnosis works as an anesthesia
If hypnosis can work for these invasive surgeries, than it can certainly work for birth, which is a natural event.
Visit this link to see the videos mentioned in the podcast episode.
Hypnobabies for Dummies
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 pretty simple and works,
but it would also be a sort of lame book,
so today I delve in a little deeper
and as a doula at over 50 Hypnobabies Births,
I have a good inside scoop!
Harnessing the Power of Affirmations for your Pregnancy and Birth
I had an amazing experience with affirmations
a few years ago.
I share how I harnessed this power
the amazing changes I saw
and share how you can use affirmations to help
in your pregnancy and birth!