"I don't know how
I would have managed without it. Based on my experience,
it was much more effective for pain management than 'traditional'
methods such as walking, warm showers, etc. I wanted a vaginal delivery
with no epidural and no episiotomy and that's what I got. Without
HypnoBirthing, I would have given up and asked for an epidural. Inevitably
I would have had an episiotomy or even a c-section."
- Michelle (mother of Patrick)
Words can't adequately express my gratitude for your presence at Patrick's
birth. You will always hold a special place in my memory for your
participation and assistance and kindness to me in the late stages of
my pregnancy and during the birthing. I am using the relaxation
exercises as part of my daily life, to assist me with breastfeeding
and things are going well so far...
Many Thanks,Michelle (Mother of
Patrick), Spring 1999
I saw you for several
sessions back in March and April because my baby was in a breech position
- I was referred by a friend. I just wanted to let you know that everything
went exceedingly well with the c-section. I used the techniques we worked
on and I had your cds on my ipod which I listened to at different points.
The work we did helped me to stay focused and calm and as a result I
had a wonderful birth experience (even though it was far from the natural
childbirth I had planned on).
Our perfect baby
girl was born in April. We are thrilled with her. Thank you again for
all your support. I will definitely be recommending you to friends.
I hope you are well and thank you
for everything. I am recommending hypnobirthing to everyone I know who
is pregnant. It really made a difference for me. Here are some pictures
of the baby and Joe says hello.
"HypnoBirthing was extremely helpful and I did not have pain associated
with the contractions. The labor was easy and took about 7 hours. I
was offered Demerol, but I declined, HypnoBirthing gave me the kind
of birthing experience I wanted. My birthing experience was relaxed
& calm-it also assuaged any fears I had about giving birth. Also
there was no real pain involved."
- Deborah, mother of Nigel, born November 29, 1999
to hear from you. We did have the c-section. We waited till his due
date to give him a chance to come on his own. I would have gone for
2 weeks past the due date but the reality was that he was growing
more than 1/2 a pound a week which would have made him 11 pds. The
truth is that we were a wreck over the AFP drama and I did not want
to be induced to have to end up with an emergency c-section. My girlfriend
had one weeks before me and it was a nightmare. I felt the c-section
was a really good educated decision.
honest truth is the c-section was an incredible experience. I used
the hypno-birthing throughout. The anesthesiologist told me he could
not believe the way I went through the surgery. My attitude was extremely
joyous and positive. My blood pressure, pulse were stable the entire
time. I had no vomiting and very, very slight nausea which he adjusted.
Strangely, I felt confident and in control of myself throughout. Will
and I felt incredible connection with eachother, and Liam throughout.
Eventhough, I had moments of sadness that I didn't have the natural
birth I had worked so hard for, I would not change Liams birth day
for anything. Like I said medically I wouldn't want to be anywhere
else but with Dr. Marks. She did an incredible job on the surgery.
She was meticulous.
All in all, the hypnobirthing was a godsend. I feel that it really
helped me get through a very stressful time prior to the surgery as
well as allowing me to be fully present during the birth. I find I
can use it in many ways in my life. We can't thank you enough for
your training, your support and genuine kindness. Let's keep in touch.
Ali, Will & of course baby Liam
couldn't believe what I had gone through, not one but two long and
excruciating labors? I was petrified. Then I found HypnoBirthing.
This birth took four and a half-hours. I was relaxed and comfortable
all the way. It was wonderful."
was with my wife for the birth of our first child. It was a bad experience
for us. Most of the techniques we practiced from the other course
just weren't there for us. HypnoBirthing was far more than we had
even hoped for. Our daughter came into the world so easily
and in such a calm atmosphere."
kept telling myself all I would feel is pressure - and it
worked, that's all I did feel! What a difference from my
read about the advantages of self-hypnosis and relaxation in a magazine
and set out to find a program that could teach me the method. I'm
so happy I found HypnoBirthing. This was our first baby,
and my active labor was only three hours from start to end. We
felt very confident and I would use hypnobirthing again because
it was easier and I didnt have to use drugs. The birth itself
was completely natural, and pain-free."