A Happy Parent Testimonial:
"Learning about HypnoBirthing for me personally was transcendent. It gave me the power, confidence and tools, to positively face the many misconceptions I was confronted with, regarding labor and birthing. It gave me a clear and truthful understanding of the magnificent design of a woman's body and my budding potential.
HypnoBirthing provided a peaceful alternative in today's crazy hectic and over scheduled world that doesn't always serve and support a healthy and positive woman and mother.
My HypnoBirthing class activities provided peaceful bonding practices for my child, and me and with great revelation and excitment for my husband and myself as well.
I would positively recommend the classes and practices of HypnoBirthing to any and all women who are pregnant or thinking about having a child. And bring your husbands or partners they will enjoy it all very much too."
Katie, Mother of Jonah and Camarah
Preparation using HypnoBirthing®
important decision for every pregnant woman is Natural
Childbirth Preparation Classes. We support
and help you prepare for a healthy pregnancy, an enjoyable labor and
We provide genuine evidence based guidance to help you experience
childbirth as a natural process and as a life event because as a woman
you are designed with the ability to birth naturally.
HypnoBirthing Childbirth Preparation is a 5 class series, each class is 2.5 hour, learning, and putting to use officially authorized HB information, practices and support for a happy, healthy and calm childbirth experience.
distinctive methods we teach are from direct experience with birthing
mothers and are positive and effective life tools for a healthy pregnancy, birthing, and breastfeeding, as well as, parenting and family life.
Certified HypnoBirthing® Classes
HypnoBirthing info - HB Flyer : HB Brochure
Wise Womans' Mentoring Sessions
Women's Gentle Yoga
Monthly Movie Night at The Birth Cottage - See Schedule
of the Topics discussed at Movie Night:
• The Truth about Childbirth
• Breastfeeding Support
• A Wise Woman's Preparation for Labor
• Calm and Peaceful Childbirth
• Prenatal Parenting; for increasing a baby's and mother's
• A Mother's Unique Touch
• Sibling Fun
Mama Bear's protection and growing love for her cub
How pregnancy and labor hormones help us (woman) to birth our babies
• The wonderful role of a father/birth companion during birthing
• and . . .many more engaging and interesting subjects will
be discussed and practiced. Please call for more information. See
topics are presented as easy
to grasp and supportive information for Childbirth and Parenting Preparation.
SUPPORT & SERVICES
The Doula's Doula Penny Simpkin with Phyllis at the CAPPA Convention
Thank you Penny for all that you have done to support happy birth experiences . . .www.pennysimkin.com
Woman's Way Doula's are aware of and support a woman's needs during her pregnancy, birthing
and the weeks that follow childbirth with your continuous individualized care. Please consider including a doula as part of your birth preferences.
In addition to the medical care you have been receiving and the love and companionship provided
by fathers, a woman needs consistent, continuous reassurance, comfort,
encouragement and respect. New as well as, renewing mothers also need individualized care
based on their current needs, circumstances and preferences.
doula knows how to provide the help and suggestions needed for relaxation during pregnancy and birthing. She lends a listening ear and heart, she knows and gives instructions
for calm breathing, tension-easing, visualization, and ways to deepen the
natural state of helpful relaxation supporting the production of hormones
or natural anesthesia our bodies create during the stimulation of
uterine surges for a calm and peaceful labor. We know the areas
to massage, to reduce tension and increase oxygen and blood flow
to the birthing muscles, for a fulfilling natural labor and birth
for you and your baby.
are prepared to provide physical (non-medical), emotional and informational
support to women and their birth companion during labor and birth,
as well as to families in the weeks following childbirth. We offer
a loving touch, and proven comfort measures that help support childbirthing
women and families feel nurtured and cared for.
Numerous studies have found that a doula’s
presence at birth
• helps result in shorter labors with fewer unexpected circumstances
• increases positive feelings about one’s birth experience
for mama and baby
• reduces the need for pitocin (a labor-inducing drug), forceps
or vacuum extraction and cesareans b/c the Fear-Tension-Pain Syndrome
• reduces the mother’s request for pain medication and/or
Research shows parents who receive a doulas
support as part of their childbirth experience:
• Feel more secure and cared for
• Are more successful in adapting to new family dynamics
• Have greater success with breastfeeding
• Have greater self-confidence
• Have less postpartum depression
• Have lower incidence of abuse
have seen that woman who are prepared for natural childbirth:
• Experience an ease and natural instinct of Breastfeeding
for Mama and Baby
• Babies latch on and successfully nurse within minutes of
• Parents share a natural and fulfilling "Falling in
Love" with their babies
• A positive imprint of birth experience for newborn
Intuitive prenatal and postnatal bonding reinforces a strong message
of security and love to the baby as well as adds an ease to birthing.
• Dad's get involved in nurturing new baby & new mama
and expresses their enjoyment and gratitude.
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get to know each other
Nearly Born and Newly Born Woman's
Tea Time is an activity that brings Nearly Born
and Newly Born babies and Mothers together with childbirth and chilldrearing
professionals to support each other and discuss new information
and resources over our favorite seasonal teas. Ask for details.
Appointments with the Doula are offered to get to know
the mother and father and begin discussing your preparation for
childbirth. These appointments are totally individualized for each
woman, as well as, for each couple to discuss and set up the level
of continuous care our doulas best can provide for you.
and Birth Doula
A doula focuses on
your prenatal and birthing needs. We usually begin to work with
women during early pregnancy and continuing throughout labor and birth,
then onto the early postpartum period. The doula is the one person
who will stay continuously with you all through your labor and
An antepartum doula works with women during pregnancy who are considered
to have a high risk pregnancy. The woman may be on bed rest or struggling
to control diabetes. The antepartum doula can support her during
what may be a very difficult time, providing information, clarifying
her options and offering emotional support.
are available to assist you after birth with any questions or concerns
you may have regarding breastfeeding, pumping, and or bottle feeding,
bathing, diapering, and organizing a new schedule in your household.
A postpartum doula focuses on the period after the birth and provides
support and assistance to the new mother. The role may include carrying
out basic household duties like cleaning, cooking and caring for
older children. It may be to support a breastfeeding mother with
assistance, or taking care of the baby to give the new mother a
break. Postpartum doulas will work for the mother for an agreed
time period and can be anything from a few days to a few months.
Some postpartum doulas do overnight work where they care for the
baby at night so the mother can sleep.