New Class In September

by Launi on September 10, 2016

in Class Info

Gabi Dulan's Jaelynne

What if–you could actually LOVE your birth experience?

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What if it was more amazing and beautiful than you ever dreamed it could be?

Sabra's Hannah

If you’re an expectant couple, read the reviews— then come learn this calm, gentle technique for yourselves.

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You’ll be thrilled that you did, because it just might change your life.

April Millar

New 5 week class begins Saturday September 17th at 9:30 am in Lindon.

Brooke Hargett

Join us!

Andrea Tidwell's Lacey

Register at: http://www.hypnobirthingutahcounty.com/register-for-classes/

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Baby Girl~

by Launi on September 5, 2016

in Birth Stories

Emily Nelson's Baby Girl

Hi Launi,

Just thought I’d share a quick recap of our baby girl’s birth story.  The next morning (after a full day of trying to convince her to turn, doing upside down handstands in a pool, etc.), I started into labor naturally.  Starting at 1am Sunday, my surges were about 7 minutes apart and about 30 seconds long.  I spoke with my doula and she encouraged me to wait until the surges were longer to go to the hospital.  For about an hour the surges got closer together and even more intense, but then started to spread apart again.  By 6am, they had become much more sporadic.  I called our doctor to ask if we should change anything about our approach given that she was breech as far as we knew, and they confirmed that we should wait to go to the hospital until contractions were 5 minutes apart and at least 60 seconds long.  We worked through the surges all day at home until about 7pm when we went to the hospital.  We anxiously watched as the ultrasound was performed again– and reconfirmed that she was still breech.  With this news, preparations started for the c-section.  Not the “natural” birth we’d hoped for, but we were relieved that both baby and I got through it with our health intact.  I’m comforted that we gave our baby girl literally all the time that we could possibly could to turn (and waited until she was ready to come) before she was born.

Anyway, we were grateful that we had the tools we learned through hypnobirthing available to us.  They helped us to keep calm and relatively relaxed as we labored all Sunday, and helped us to feel prepared for whatever the next step in our birth would be.  Thanks so much for your caring teaching and support throughout the class.  Maybe next time we have a baby we’ll be able to use those tools throughout our entire labor!

Hope all continues well with you!

Best,
Emilie and Mark

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Help That Baby OUT~

by Launi on November 3, 2015

in Birthing Info

Flared Pelvis

Stay off your back.

Love,

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Informed Decision Making

by Launi on August 14, 2015

in Birthing Info

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“This is your baby. No one else’s. It does not belong to the doctor, the midwife, the hospital–or me. In the end, the birthing experience needs to be yours as well.”

This is the sentiment that I try to convey to the couples that take my class. It’s a simple enough idea, of course. The trouble is, when a laboring woman enters the hospital, she is often overwhelmed by the larger-than-life professional medical environment and may find herself being pushed along in a wave of interventions that she never intended to have. How can she possibly know which procedures are necessary and which are simply hospital policy? Shouldn’t she be able to make these decisions about her body and her birth with a basic understanding of what the procedure entails–including the pros and cons of each? Well, of course she should.

This will help.

No, Thank You–A Guide To Informed Decision Making

Fabulous.

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What I Wish I’d Mastered As A New Mom~

August 13, 2015

What I Wish I’d Mastered As a New Mom Mamas, be good to yourselves. This is beautiful.

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New Class Begins~

August 11, 2015

Saturday August 15, 2015 at 9:30 am. A new HypnoBirthing of Utah County class begins this Saturday morning at 9:30 am. If you’re expecting and curious about safe, gentle, more COMFORTABLE childbirth–message me. Or better yet, just come!

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The First Incubators

July 10, 2015

Side Show Baby and Her Daughter This is a really interesting article about the man who invented one of the first incubators and how he used it when the medical industry wasn’t interested. Simple fascinating. People have such good hearts. Read it HERE.

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Avoiding End of Labor Tension

July 7, 2015

13 ways to Avoid “End of Labor Tension” This is a fabulous article on how to avoid the tightness and tension that can come at the end of labor as the baby is crowning. You’ll notice I’ve rewritten the actual title to a more positive one to help the mind focus on what it really […]

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Skin To Skin Contact–Saving Lives

July 2, 2015

As it turns out–skin to skin contact does more than just release those incredible bonding hormones, and create new brain cells–as if that wasn’t enough. Now, their finding that it is helping premature babies to thrive. Mother Nature is one smart cookie. Read the full article HERE or click the picture. And remember to hug those […]

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New Class Tonight!!

March 26, 2015

New HypnoBirthing class begins tonight at 7pm in Lindon. Even if you’re just a little bit curious–come join us, and see what you think. You’ll be pleasantly surprised.

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